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 feast of Christ the King 2021

Pax Christi in regno Christi—‘the peace of Christ in the kingdom of Christ’.

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Sunday, 21st November 2021

Sermon given at Evensong on the Second Sunday before Advent 2021

We often fail to get angry about the right things, in the right way.

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 14th November 2021

Sermon given at Evensong on the Third Sunday before Advent 2021

‘Why pray when you can worry?’

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

Sunday, 7th November 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2021

Jesus wept. It is the shortest sentence in the Bible. Possibly one of the most eloquent.

The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

Monday, 1st November 2021

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday before Advent 2021

As the clocks go back and COP26 begins...

The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster

Sunday, 31st October 2021

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

The story of blind Bartimaeus is moving one.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Sunday, 24th October 2021