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 and video recording of the sermon.

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of Christ the King 2022

Jesus rules from the cross and from the place of risen glory.

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

Sunday, 20th November 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Second Sunday before Advent 2022

The unknown warrior's burial somehow represents us all.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 13th November 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Third Sunday before Advent 2022

‘O where shall wisdom be found?’

The Reverend Dr Charlie Bell Assistant Curate, St John the Divine, Kennington, and Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge

Sunday, 6th November 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Fourth Sunday before Advent 2022

‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end.’

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 30th October 2022

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday before Advent 2022

Forgiveness isn't fair.

The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

Sunday, 30th October 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Last Sunday after Trinity 2022

‘Vanity of Vanities, says the Teacher; all is vanity.’

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 23rd October 2022