Resources for Parishes

Sermons you can use and an online worship peer learning group

We now have sermons from our area bishops and archdeacons for parishes to slot into their online services. The sermons can be played, or downloaded, from the links below and the video description of each includes a link to the text of the sermon.

Please note that sermons are for parish/benefice use only and provided ‘as is’. There will be weeks where a local sermon isn’t available for use, though we will try to minimise this happening. The films must not be cut or edited in any way, however please be sure to trim the ‘in’ and ‘out’ points of each film so that the movements to switch on and off the camera are not broadcast.

Links (in red, below) will be posted here as soon as each sermon is ready (1-2 weeks ahead of the Sunday) and an announcement posted in our peer learning Facebook group. Details of how to join that below.

To view a sermon: click a red link below and a player will open. To download the file direct to your downloads folder, click the download link. Sermon text is provided where available as a separate link. If you get stuck, please email communications@oxford.anglican.org or post a message on the Facebook group. Thank you to those who have already responded and helped us to refine this page.

  • During October
    Please share this short film from Bishop Steven as a pre- or post-service message – watch | download | resource page

Schedule of sermons

  • Advent Sunday – Sunday 6 December – Archdeacon Stephen
  • All Saints / 4th before Advent – 1 November – Bishop Olivia
  • Trinity 20 – tbc
  • Trinity 19 / St Luke – 18 October – Revd Jane Hemmings
  • Trinity 18 – Sunday 11 October – Revd David Tyler – watch | download | text
  • Trinity 17 – Sunday 4 October – two sermons are available. Suitable for use across the Diocese.
    The Venerable Judy French (Dorchester) – watch | download | text
    Revd Nicholas Cheeseman (Berkshire) – watch | download
  • Trinity 16 – no local sermon available
  • Trinity 15 – Sunday 20 September – Bishop Colin: watch | download | text
  • Trinity 14 – no local sermon available
  • Trinity 13 – Sunday 6 September – Revd Liz Jackson: watch | download
  • Trinity 12 – Sunday 30 August – Bishop Steven: watch | download
  • Trinity 11 – Sunday 23 August – Bishop Alan: watch | downloadtext
  • Trinity 10 – Sunday 16 August – Bishop Colin: watch | download | text
  • Trinity 9 – Sunday 9 August – Bishop Olivia: watch | download | text
  • Trinity 8 – Sunday 2 August – Bishop Steven: watch | download | text
  • Trinity 7 – Sunday 26 July
    Bishop Olivia : watch | download | text
    Bishop Colin: watch | download | text will be available shortly
  • Trinity 6 – Sunday 19 July – Rev David Tyler : watch | download | text
  • Trinity 5 – Sunday 12 July – Bishop Colin : watch | download | text
  • Trinity 4 – Sunday 5 July – Archdeacon Judy : watch | download | text
  • Trinity 3 – Sunday 28 June – Bishop Colin : watch | download | text
  • Trinity 2 – Sunday 21 June – Rev David Tyler : watch | download | text
  • Trinity 2 – Sunday 21 June – Fr Richard Lamey : watch | download | text
  • Trinity 1 – Sunday 14 June – Bishop Colin : watch | download | text not available
  • Pentecost – Bishop Colin : watch | download | text not available
  • Pentecost – Bishop Olivia : watch | download | text

All those involved in providing or organising online services in the Diocese are welcome to join this group.