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 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

Sermon given at Matins in Thanksgiving for the Life of HM Queen Elizabeth II - Corinthians 15: 50

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster

Sunday, 11th September 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity 2022

God’s justice.

The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

Sunday, 28th August 2022

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

Invited to Dance

The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

Sunday, 28th August 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Tenth Sunday after Trinity 2022

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

Sunday, 21st August 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Ninth Sunday after Trinity 2022

Whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message?

The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

Sunday, 14th August 2022