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 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 The old binaries are superseded.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

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day, 2021

The life of our heavenly patron St Peter reminds us that even when we get it wrong, the love of Christ will hold us close.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Tuesday, 29th June 2021

Sermon at Evensong on the First Sunday after Trinity 2021

How is your soul?

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 6th June 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi 2021

Today is a feast of food, and it is a feast of the body.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian

Thursday, 3rd June 2021