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.

The Sermon preached on the Day of Pentecost 2023

The Holy Spirit is the invitation to all people, in all their diversity, to share in the Power of all our powers.

The Reverend Mark Birch MVO Precentor

Sunday, 28th May 2023

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the Seventh Sunday of Easter 2023

Hope and Despair

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

Sunday, 21st May 2023

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the Sixth Sunday of Easter 2023

‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments.’

The Reverend Robert Latham Sacrist

Sunday, 14th May 2023

The Sermon preached at the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

We are here to crown a King, and we crown a King to serve.

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan

Saturday, 6th May 2023

Homily given at Holy Communion on the Third Sunday of Easter 2023

Today is the day we traditionally honour St George.

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

Sunday, 23rd April 2023

Sermon given at Evensong on the Second Sunday of Easter 2023

The end of today’s second reading is perhaps the finest cliffhanger in history.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 16th April 2023