Sermons from Sherborne

We are pleased to provide here an archive of sermons preached in Sherborne since 2004.

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There are 1003 sermons in the archive.


Sunday 19th May 2019

Love changes everything - The Reverend Robert Green

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 19 May 2019 by The Reverend Robert Green   It is more than 50 years ago when Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote the song “All you need is Love”, and it remains one of the songs of…


Sunday 5th May 2019

Instruments in his hands - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 5 May, preached at Sherborne Abbey during the annual Music Festival by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   This morning’s readings [Acts 9.1-20; John 21.1-19] are both about the opening of eyes. There are Saul’s blind eyes after his encounter with the…


Sunday 28th April 2019

Here be dragons - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Low Sunday at Castleton Church, preached at Mattins on Sunday 28 April 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   I was rather amused when the Labour Party tweeted all its members with best wishes for St George’s Day – on the 22nd April. I was even…


Sunday 21st April 2019

An idle tale? - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Easter Day at Sherborne Abbey, preached at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 21 April 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Some decades ago, the then Cardinal Archbishop of Paris was preaching in his cathedral church of Notre Dame and mentioned an incident that had happened…

The Humility of God - The Reverend Ron Martin, Associate Priest and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital

A sermon preached at Festal Mattins on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 by The Reverend Ron Martin, Associate Priest (and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital). Isaiah 43:1-7.  John 20:19-23.   “Peace be with you.”  These are the first words Jesus utters to his disciples when he appears…

Alleluia! Christ is risen – the raising up of Jesus into the Community of Faith - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Easter Day, 21 April 2019 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   ‘Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!’ In a sense, this is all that needs to be said in the Church today. I have heard of…


Friday 19th April 2019

The Good Friday Three Hours’ Devotion - Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes

Conducted at Sherborne Abbey on Friday 19 April 2019 by the Canon Charles Mitchell-Innes              The Way of Calvary: the Path to Heaven Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23: 34) Reading: Luke 23: 33-38 In these addresses I have taken four of Jesus’ ‘Last Words’…


Thursday 18th April 2019

Being a friend of God - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon preached at The Eucharist on the evening of Maundy Thursday, 18 April 2019, by the Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   We talk about the three great days of Easter and I hope you will be here, or in another church,   as much you can for the next…


Sunday 7th April 2019

Patior, pati, passus - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Passion Sunday Eucharist, preached at Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 7 April 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Passion Sunday, from the Latin patior, pati, passus – to suffer. Passion Sunday invites us to turn our thoughts to the suffering and the crucifixion of our Lord. It…

It’s all in the preparation - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon at Evensong, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 7th April 2019 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   A few weeks after Easter, 14 of us from this benefice are going to walk part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostella.  We will walk an average of…