Lent Sermons by our Guest Preachers

Click/tap the picture of the preacher below to watch their sermon.

The first sermon was given on 18th February by Rt Revd Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford.

Offering us a very positive approach to Lent, which is so often thought of as gloomy, Bishop Humphrey alerts us to traps to avoid and signposts to follow on our Lenten pilgrimage.

The second sermon was by Mother Sally Jones, Vicar of St Mary Magdalene Munster Square, London on 25th February.

Unfortunately the sound quality is poor due to a technical fault. It has been enhanced but is still very echoey. Earbuds or headphones are recommended.

The third sermon was by Chaplain and Advisor to the Bishop of Bath & Wells, Revd Kate Scott, on 3rd March.

We are given an alternative way of thinking about the Commandments, and how to turn “Thou shalt not” into an encouraging and positive way forward.

The fourth sermon, on 10th March, was from Revd Preb Ronnie Crossman, Ministry Training and Support Team Leader for the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Ronnie shares with us some of her own particular experiences of pilgrimage.

The fifth and final sermon, on 17th March, was given by Revd Canon Prof Mark Chapman, Professor of the History of Modern Theology, University of Oxford, Vice-Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford and Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral.

In our pilgrimage town of legends, Prof Chapman explains the importance of stories and storytelling in how we understand the Bible and our journeys of pilgrimage.

For information about the complete series of guest preachers go to this link.