A sermon for the second Sunday of Advent

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on 6th December 2020, preached at the recorded service for Sherborne Abbey on the second Sunday of Advent by the Revd. Christopher Huitson. It is said that someone deciding whether to read a book or not will look at the opening few paragraphs or…
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Francis, a saint for today

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 4thOctober 2020 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar Ever since I was a child and I received at Sunday school a picture of St Francis standing with birds on…
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Transfiguration

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 23 February 2020 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest Each year, on this Sunday next before Lent, we have the theme of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. The hearing of this wonderful story, and the preaching of it, can…
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Seeing, or not seeing

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist, preached on Sunday 23 February 2020 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods Normally I see red if I spot any of you reading the Pewsheet during the sermon. It happened the other Sunday at Castleton, and it was as much as I could do…
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On being honest with ourselves about ourselves

A sermon for the Ash Wednesday Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on 26 February 2020 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods It is, at first sight, a strange choice for an Ash Wednesday Gospel, the story of the woman taken in adultery [John 8.2-11]. The Church has always had…
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For Plough Sunday:

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 12 January 2020 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods It may seem a bit odd to some of you that a few minutes’ ago I blessed a plough. A strange thing to do, you might think, in the…
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