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 Sixth Sunday after Trinity 2022

Ask, search, knock.

The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

Sunday, 24th July 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Fifth Sunday after Trinity 2022

Do not take yourself too seriously, but take the faith extremely seriously.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 17th July 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Fourth Sunday after Trinity 2022

"Music and poetry have in all ages been counted divine..."

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 10th July 2022

Sermon given at Civic Matins 2022

What are you supposed to be? That interests me this morning.

The Venerable Tricia Hillas, on behalf of the Dean

Sunday, 3rd July 2022

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the First Sunday after Trinity 2022

There has been much talk of borders in recent weeks.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Sunday, 19th June 2022

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Trinity Sunday 2022

The difficulty about that trinitarian doctrine is the difficulty of comprehending a love that goes so deep.

The Reverend Justin White Priest Vicar

Sunday, 12th June 2022