The Feast of Stephen

The Feast of Stephen: Sermon preached at the Eucharist, Sherborne Abbey, on Sunday, 26 December 2021 by Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes. (Acts 7: 51 – 60; Matthew 10: 17 – 22) Good King Wenceslas, we are told, “looked out on the feast of Stephen.” I like the idea of his looking…
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God’s Assignment

Sermon for the Baptism of Christ: God’s Assignment – preached at the Eucharist, Sherborne Abbey, on Sunday, 9 January 2022 by the Reverend Christopher Huitson. (Acts 8: 14 – 17; St Luke 3: 15 – 17, 21 – 22) The scorch marks on the walls in the Chancel area are…
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Epiphany

Sermon for The Feast of the Epiphany: preached at the Parish Eucharist, Sherborne Abbey, on Sunday 2 January 2022 by The Reverend Robert Green (Ephesians 3: 1 – 12; Matthew 2: 1 – 12) Monica Furlong was described in her obituary as the Church of England’s “most influential and creative…
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Two Mothers

Sermon for 4th Sunday of Advent: Two mothers: preached at the Parish Eucharist, Sherborne Abbey, on Sunday 19 December 2021 by The Reverend Lesley McCreadie (Micah 5: 2 – 5a; Luke 1: 39– 55) Our gospel reading this morning is the most wonderful portrait of two women.  A young woman…
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John Baptist

Sermon for 3rd Sunday of Advent: John Baptist: preached at the Eucharist, Sherborne Abbey, on Sunday 12 December 2021 by The Reverend Tim Biles. (Phillippians 4: 4 – 7; Luke 3: 7 – 18) As the Advent season prepares us for Christmas, who better to help us than  John the…
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A look into the future

Sermon for 2nd Sunday of Advent: A look into the future: preached at the Eucharist, Sherborne Abbey, on Sunday 5 December 2021 by The Reverend Christopher Huitson. (Baruch 5; Luke 3: 1 – 6) The Oracle at Delphi was well known in Classical times for the answers the priestess gave…
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