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 preached at the Sung Eucharist on the First Sunday of Lent 2024
‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’
The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologiand and Almoner
Sunday, 18th February 2024
Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on Racial Justice Sunday 2024
Let us begin and finish with glory.
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby GCVO Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan
Sunday, 11th February 2024
Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the Second Sunday before Lent 2024
In the first few lines of John’s gospel, I hope anyone would find ideas that are gripping and enticing.
The Reverend Mark Birch MVO
Sunday, 4th February 2024
Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the Baptism of Christ 2024
The Baptism of Jesus by John in the River Jordan is one of the most important stories in the New Testament.
The Reverend Ralph Godsall Minor Canon
Sunday, 7th January 2024
Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist of the Feast of the Epiphany 2024
The challenge for the Church is to acknowledge, to welcome, the insight of outsiders.
The Reverend Mark Birch MVO Precentor
Saturday, 6th January 2024