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 given at the Sung Eucharist on the Last Sunday after Trinity 2021
The story of blind Bartimaeus is moving one.
The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner
Sunday, 24th October 2021
Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey 2021
Building a Beloved Community with Living Stones
The Reverend Canon Carl Turner Rector, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
Sunday, 17th October 2021
Sermon given at the Festival Eucharist in the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor
When in 2007 we came to refurbish the shrine of Hereford’s own saint, Thomas Cantilupe, it was to Westminster Abbey that we chiefly looked.
The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor former Dean of Hereford
Saturday, 16th October 2021
Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor 2021
Where do you think you belong?
The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster
Wednesday, 13th October 2021
An address given at a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday 2019
Within all searching and reaching out, there lies a motivating factor, and that factor is hope.
The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) John Ellis QHC RAF Chaplain-in-Chief and Archdeacon, The Royal Air Force
Sunday, 19th September 2021
Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity 2021
Do we do any better than the Pharisees when it comes to hearing the ethical imperative?
The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor
Sunday, 29th August 2021