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 a Service of Morning Prayer in Thanksgiving for the Life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We make our remembrance in Westminster Abbey. The Abbey was formative for His Royal Highness.

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Sunday, 11th April 2021

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on the Second Sunday of Easter

Eight years ago in a parish in Winchester, after the Easter Vigil, I was greeting folk at the Church door.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Sunday, 11th April 2021

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day

Easter morning. John’s Gospel. Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Mag-dalene came to the tomb.

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Sunday, 4th April 2021

Sermon at a Meditation for Holy Week 2021

The beginning of the Church is often ascribed to Pentecost and the sending of the Holy Spirit.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Monday, 29th March 2021

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Lent 2021

Talk about sin has been unfashionable for a long time now.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Sunday, 14th March 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Sunday next before Lent 2021

For St Peter it doesn’t get much better than Moses and Elijah.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Sunday, 14th February 2021