Resources for Parishes

Sermons you can use and an online worship peer learning group

We now have sermons from our area bishops, archdeacons and associate 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. We also have video resources from the Bishops, along with Come and See materials, that can be used in online services and small groups.

Please note that sermons are for parish/benefice use only and provided ‘as is’. 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 (we are aiming for Wednesday each week) 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.

Come and See resources

  • Parish invitation film
    A 3-minute film about Come and See featuring Bishop Steven. This is for parishes to use in online services during the season of Epiphany. View | Download | Text
  • Individual invitation film
    A separate invitation film for enquirers, suitable for parish social media channels will be available shortly.
  • Testimony films
    • Episode 1: Dom and Katie – available in a 6 and 10 minute version
      Watch (10 min) | Download (10 min) | Watch (6 min) | Download (6 min)
  • To find out more visit oxford.anglican.org/come-and-see

Living well in these times and care for creation films

The following films from Bishop Steven and Bishop Olivia can be used at any time

Schedule of sermons

2021

  • Palm Sunday – 28 March – the Venerable Guy Elsmore, Archdeacon
  • Passiontide – 21 March – the Venerable Jonathan Chaffey, Archdeacon
  • Lent 4 or Mothering Sunday – 14 March – Revd Liz Jackson, Associate Archdeacon
  • Lent 3 – 7 March – the Venerable Judy French, Archdeacon
  • Lent 2 – 28 February – Revd Chris Bull, Associate Archdeacon
  • Lent 1 – 21 February – the Venerable Jonathan Chaffey, Archdeacon
  • Sunday before Lent – 14 February – Revd Chris Bull, Associate Archdeacon
  • Second Sunday before Lent – 7 February – Revd David Tyler, Associate Archdeacon
  • Presentation of Christ in the Temple – 31 January – Revd Paul Cowan, Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford – watch | download | text
  • Epiphany 3 – 24 January – Revd Liz Jackson, Associate Archdeacon – watch | download | text

2020

  • Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday 6 December – Archdeacon Stephen – watch | download | text
  • All Saints / 4th before Advent – 1 November – Two sermons are available:
    Revd Liz Jackson – watch | download
    Revd Keith Dunnett – watch  | download
  • 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

Peer learning group

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