Great Expectations

Sermon for the 1st Sunday after Trinity, preached at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 6 June 2021 by the Reverend Christopher Huitson. (2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5:1; Mark 3: 20 – end.) I heard an interesting variation of the half full, half empty glass of the optimist or pessimist the…
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Trinity: Jesus and Nicodemus

A sermon for Holy Communion, preached on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes. On a walk through the Dorset countryside yesterday, some friends and I found ourselves on a track rather romantically named Gipsy’s Drove.  The name and the rural scenery put me in mind of the old term…
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The Communion of the Holy Trinity

A sermon for Eucharist on Trinity Sunday, preached on 30 May 2021 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes. (Isaiah 6: 1 – 8; John 3: 1 – 17) Trinity Sunday.  My task: to speak for seven minutes on the doctrine of the Trinity without repetition, deviation, hesitation, or – I hope – interruption.…
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Pentecost – Gifts of the Holy Spirit

A sermon for the Eucharist on Pentecost, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 23 May 2021 by the Revd. Christopher Huitson. (Acts 2: 1 – 21; John 15: 26 – 27; 16: 4b – 15.) This story concerns a curate who arrived in the pulpit full of apology. “I’ve been…
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7th Sunday of Easter – Transformation

Transformation: A sermon for the Eucharist on the 7th Sunday of Easter, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 16 May 2021 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar. (Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26; John 17: 6-19) Last Thursday was of course Ascension Day and when I worshipped at a church in…
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6th Sunday of Easter – The Promise of Resurrection

A sermon for the Eucharist on the 6th Sunday of Easter, preached on Sunday 9 May 2021 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson. (Acts 10: 44-48; John 15: 9-17) I have been reading recently about the Hittites. They are mentioned in the OT but are generally lumped together with minor nations…
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