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. You can also subscribe to our podcast to receive our latest sermons and lectures.

Sermon at Evensong on the First Sunday after Trinity 2021

How is your soul?

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 6th June 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi 2021

Today is a feast of food, and it is a feast of the body.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian

Thursday, 3rd June 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Trinity Sunday 2021

God is for us, God is with us, and God is ahead of us.

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

Sunday, 30th May 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Day of Pentecost 2021

I imagine the prophet Ezekiel as a scary chap.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Sunday, 23rd May 2021

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on Ascension Day 2021

We are made for freedom—made to soar—made to share the unlimited life of heaven.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Thursday, 13th May 2021

Florence Nightingale Service 2021 Sermon

Over the last year nurses, midwives and health visitors across the world have been a sign of hope. You have rolled up your sleeves and given of yourselves more than either we or you would have imagined, and we are profoundly thankful.

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Sarah Mullally DBE
Bishop of London

Wednesday, 12th May 2021