Sermons

Below you can find transcripts of sermons our clergy and guest preachers have given at recent Abbey services. They deal with current theological issues, religion and world events, and the interpretation of biblical texts.

Where possible, we provide an audio recording of the sermon, which you can download as a podcast.

Sermon given at Evensong on the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity 2022

‘May you live in interesting times’

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity 2022

Jesus has given us a pattern for living and for loving.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Sunday, 2nd October 2022

Sermon given at Holy Communion on the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

Will we perish like fools or learn to live together as brothers and sisters?

The Reverend Dr Tony Kyriakides Priest Vicar

Sunday, 25th September 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity 2022

George Herbert

The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

Sunday, 25th September 2022

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity 2022

Honest and the knowledge that a different sort of community exists in God and can be ours.

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

Sunday, 25th September 2022

Sermon given at the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The pattern for many leaders is to be exalted in life and forgotten after death. The pattern for all who serve God – famous or obscure, respected or ignored – is that death is the door to glory.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby

Monday, 19th September 2022