The Homilies Project is a resource that originated with the diocesan Liturgical Committee to resource parishes for Sunday (or weekday) worship.

Many smaller congregations might not have regular access to a priest or reader, and so this resource was created to enable people to engage with the scriptures without a licensed and theologically trained leader.

Each week’s material is based on the Gospel reading from the Common Worship lectionary, and contains details of the day’s readings, the Gospel printed out in full, a brief homily that is designed to stimulate discussion and prayer, and some questions that you might use either to begin discussion or consider as part of your time set aside for prayer.

The homilies are written by a variety of people, including our bishops and archdeacons, and these may be read by lay leaders who are otherwise not authorised to preach. They may be used within the context of a lay-led Service of the Word or Morning or Evening Prayer. They might also be used at midweek services or study groupsWe aim to post each week’s homily on the website at least a week in advance, so as to allow time for prayer and preparation.


Homilies

(Homilies will be added here as soon as they become available. For enquiries, please contact Kay Clayton or contact the office on 01522 504050)

Homily for Epiphany 3 (23rd January 2022) Word / PDF

Homily for Epiphany 2 (16th January 2022)Word / pdf

Homily for Epiphany 1 - Baptism of Christ (9th January 2022) Word / PDF

Homily for Christmas 2 (2nd January 2022) Word / PDF

Homily for Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr (26th December) Word / PDF

Homily for Christmas 1 (26th December) Word / PDF

Homily for Christmas Day (25th December) Word / PDF

Homily for Fourth Sunday in Advent (19th December) Word / PDF

Homily for Third Sunday in Advent (12th December) Word / PDF

Homily for Second Sunday in Advent (5th December) Word / PDF

Homily for Advent Sunday (28th November) Word / PDF

Homily for Last Sunday before Advent (Christ the King) (21st November) Word / PDF

Homily for 2nd Sunday before Advent (14th November) Word / PDF

Homily for 3rd Sunday before Advent (7th November) Word / PDF

Homily for All Souls Day (2nd November) Word / PDF

Homily for 4th Sunday before Advent (31st October) Word / PDF

Homily for Last Sunday after Trinity (24th October) Word / PDF

Homily for 20th Sunday after Trinity (17th October Word / PDF

Homily for 19th Sunday after Trinity (10th October) Word / PDF

Homily for 18th Sunday after Trinity (3rd October) Word / PDF


The two services below may be led by an appropriate lay minister, and the week's Homily may be read and discussed. Other liturgical materials may be used as appropriate, particularly during the different seasons of the church year.

A morning service of the Word: PDF File

An evening service of the Word: PDF File