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 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