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.


Monday 1st April 2019

Compline Address 4 – Faith under Fire! - The Reverend Jono Tregale, Team Vicar

Sermons for Compline in Lent 2019, based on the First Letter of Peter 4. ‘Suffering and witness’ [3:8-4:11]: preached by The Reverend Jono Tregale, Team Vicar, on Monday 1st April 2019   As we have journeyed through Lent this year we have been exploring the First Epistle of Peter and…


Sunday 31st March 2019

Celebrate the feminine! - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Mothering Sunday, preached in Sherborne Abbey on Sunday 31st March 2019 by the Revd Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar   Mothering Sunday is one of those Sundays where the church doesn’t always know how to mark the day.  In most people’s minds it is…


Monday 25th March 2019

Compline Address 3 – Faith under Fire! - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

Sermons for Compline in Lent 2019, based on the First Letter of Peter  3. ‘Christian behaviour in home and society: ‘Be in the world, but not of it’’ [2:11-3:7]: preached by The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, on Monday 25th March 2019   As we begin this section of 1 Peter, I…


Sunday 24th March 2019

My ways are not your ways - The Reverend Ron Martin, Associate Priest and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital

A sermon preached at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 24th March by The Reverend Ron Martin, Associate Priest (and Head of Chaplaincy Services at Dorset County Hospital). Isa.  55:1-9. Luke 13.1-9. For Christmas last year my children, with the help of their mum, bought me a year’s subscription to the…


Monday 18th March 2019

Compline Address 2 – Faith under Fire! - The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar

Sermons for Compline in Lent 2019, based on the First Letter of Peter ‘Christian Character and Identity [1: 13 – 2:10]: preached by The Reverend Lesley McCreadie, Team Vicar, on Monday 18th March 2019   I’d like to begin this evening by just refreshing our memories about this letter from Peter;…


Sunday 17th March 2019

Total loss, total gain - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for Mattins at Castleton Church, and Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 17 March 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   Today’s reading from St Luke’s Gospel [13.31-35] encapsulates in a few short lines two conflicting emotions which all human beings feel from time to time:…


Monday 11th March 2019

Compline Address 1 – Faith under Fire! - The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar

Sermons for Compline in Lent 2019, based on the First Letter of Peter ‘Hope in a time of trial’ [1: 1 – 12]: preached by The Reverend Jane Craw, Team Vicar, on Monday 11th March 2019 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus,…


Sunday 10th March 2019

A testing time - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 10 March 2019 by the Rector, Canon Eric Woods   In September 1928 the Journal of Immunology published a paper by Peter Heinbecker and Edith Irvine-Jones entitled ‘The Susceptibility of Eskimos to the Common Cold’. Put simply, the reason why…


Wednesday 6th March 2019

Honest to God - The Rector, Canon Eric Woods

A sermon for the Parish Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2019, preached in Sherborne Abbey on 6 March 2019 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…


Sunday 3rd March 2019

By Cross to Crown - The Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest

A sermon for Evensong at Sherborne Abbey, preached on Sunday 3 March 2019 by the Reverend Hugh Bonsey, Associate Priest   Weddings, and the privilege of conducting them, are part of the joy of being a priest. Some weddings need a licence, by which a priest has the authority to…