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 Evensong on the Second Sunday of Epiphany 2022

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

Sunday, 16th January 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the festival of the Baptism of Christ, 2022

What does the grace of baptism accomplish?

The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

Sunday, 9th January 2022

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the festival of the Baptism of Christ, 2022

You are precious in my sight, and honoured, and I love you.

The Reverend Mark Birch Precentor

Sunday, 9th January 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Second Sunday of Christmas 2022

God is love, and love is his first gift to us.

The Reverend David Stanton Canon in Residence

Sunday, 2nd January 2022

Sermon given at Evensong on the Fourth Sunday of Advent 2021

What is hope, and what do we hope for?

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 19th December 2021

Sermon given at Evensong on the Third Sunday of Advent 2021

Let our longing be worthy of the kingdom which John proclaimed.

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 12th December 2021