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.

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

Sermon given at Evensong on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity 2021

The future of humanity starts with a true conversion of mind and heart.

The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

Sunday, 22nd August 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Eighth Sunday after Trinity 2021

The song that Jesus sings is a redemptive song—a song of love and mercy.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Sunday, 25th July 2021

Sermon given at Evensong on the Fifth Sunday after Trinity 2021

Without darkness and weakness, how would the need for real humour arise?

The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

Sunday, 4th July 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Fifth Sunday after Trinity 2021

St Paul himself wrote that in Christ there is no longer Jew or Gentile, male or female, bond or free. The old binaries are superseded.

The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor

Sunday, 4th July 2021