All Saints Margaret Street


Preaching is an integral part of our worship at All Saints Margaret Street and part of a tradition which goes back to Christ's Sermon on the Mount and to the spreading of the Gospel by the early Christians.

This page lists recent sermons; other recent sermons can also be found in the latest edition of the Parish Paper.

Latest Sermons

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020 4th Sunday in Lent (Laetare) Sermon preached by Fr Michael Bowie Lent 4 HM A long gospel calls for a short sermon, as we were reminded last week.  This long Gospel is a short story. It observe how the Gospel works as story: a first step to understanding the Gospel which we honour as also the narrative of Salvation. There’s a deeper point lurking in there: scripture, the Church's… Read more »
  • Monday 6th January 2020 Epiphany - High Mass Sermon preached by The Rev'd Anna Matthews Twelfth Night, and already a shadow is cast over the crib. Visitors from the East arrive, trailing spices and the cold night air, having already caused consternation in Jerusalem. Diplomatic niceties ignored, they arrive seeking a king. In Jerusalem, Herod is afraid – and all the city with him.  Herod’s grasp on power is precarious.… Read more »
  • Sunday 29th December 2019 Sung Mass - Christmas 1 Sermon preached by Fr Michael Bowie If today were not a Sunday, it would be celebrated in this country as the Feast of St Thomas Becket. Becket is easily the most romantic figure of Anglican martyrdom: of course we count him as Anglican, as his cathedral is the mother church of our Communion, but because he was martyred in 1170 he is… Read more »
  • Tuesday 24th December 2019 Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass at 11pm Sermon preached by Fr Michael Bowie
    Christmas is very simple, but there's also a subtle richness about it. Simple, the birth of a child, but subtle, the quiet birth of the Son of God. Simple, a family created by the birth of a child, but this child with a unique and subtle life, who will be killed for telling the…
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  • Sunday 3rd November 2019 Festival Sunday High Mass Sermon preached by Fr Alan Moses, Vicar Readings:  Isaiah 56. 3-8; Psalm 33.1-5; Hebrews 12.18-24; Matthew 5.1-12    As a rule, Vicars of All Saints only get to preach at the Festival when a guest preacher has called off: but on this occasion, I thought I would make an exception.  When you were young, what did you want to be when you grown up:… Read more »

Previous Sermons

For sermons prior to Easter 2012, please see the Sermons Archive