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 and video recording of the sermon.

Sermon preached at Evensong on the First Sunday after Trinity 2024

Integration—Romans 7: 7–end

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sunday, 2nd June 2024

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the First Sunday after Trinity 2024

The sabbath was made for humankind, not humankind for the sabbath.

The Reverend Mark Birch MVO Precentor

Sunday, 2nd June 2024

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on Trinity Sunday 2024

God is the great three-one, Maker, Redeemer, Sanctifier.

The Reverend Helena Bickley-Percival Chaplain

Sunday, 26th May 2024

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the Seventh Sunday of Easter 2024

They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

The Reverend Robert Latham Sacrist

Sunday, 12th May 2024

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on Ascension Day 2024

‘While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.’

The Reverend Ralph Godsall Acting Minor Canon

Thursday, 9th May 2024

Sermon preached at the Sung Eucharist on the Fifth Sunday of Easter 2024

Smoothing over the difficulties and ambiguities.

The Reverend Mark Birch MVO Precentor

Sunday, 28th April 2024