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 and video recording of the sermon.

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Baptism of Christ 2023

We, the Church, have been entrusted with a message to rebalance our brains, and save our souls.

The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

Sunday, 8th January 2023

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Second Sunday of Christmas 2023

A reflection on a much-overlooked part of the Christmas story from the Gospel of Matthew that encourages us to live as children of light in the world.

The Reverend Robert Latham Sacrist

Sunday, 1st January 2023

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the First Sunday of Advent 2022

Is the coming of the Son of Man at an unexpected hour a threat or a promise?

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 27th November 2022

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of Christ the King 2022

Jesus rules from the cross and from the place of risen glory.

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

Sunday, 20th November 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Second Sunday before Advent 2022

The unknown warrior's burial somehow represents us all.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 13th November 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Third Sunday before Advent 2022

‘O where shall wisdom be found?’

The Reverend Dr Charlie Bell Assistant Curate, St John the Divine, Kennington, and Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge

Sunday, 6th November 2022