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Many notable sermons have been preached from Great St Mary’s pulpit down the centuries. Many of the great names from the Reformation have addressed the Great St Mary’s congregation including Latimer, Ridley, and Bray. The Reformation theologian Martin Bucer was buried in the church, but his body was dug up and burnt during the reign of Queen Mary.  However a memorial plaque marks the place of his tomb.


Victorian pulpit at Great St Mary’s 




Though we cannot claim to have recorded any of those sermons, we have for many years now offered the texts of sermons to  people visiting the church.Through these pages you too can download  the latest ideas, some of which are highly relevant to current theological debate, of today’s thinkers.


You can buy hard copies of recent sermons (50p each) at the GSM shop or download sermons for free here:

Current Downloads Available:


Professor Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts and Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King’s (ASK) Department of Theology and Religious Studies 270217HulseanQuash

Revd Dr Susan Durber Minister, Taunton United Reformed Church Moderator of Faith and Order Commission, WCC 29.01.17Susan Durber



The Rt Revd Geoffrey Rowell, former Bishop in Europe.   131116 The Rt Revd Geoffrey Rowell Remembrance Sunday

The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall 061116Morris The Ramsden Sermon

Erica Bowler, Worship Leader at Arbury Baptist Church and former student at Michaelhouse 250916Bowler

Professor Tina Beattie, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Catherine of Siena College and Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing at the University of Roehampton 161016TinaBeattie

The Rt Rev Dr Bill Musk formerly Assistant Bishop for North Africa in the Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa and also Rector of St George’s Church, Tunis;  The Ramsden Sermon 2016,  Trinity Sunday 22May: Musk220516

Professor Werner G Jeanrond, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford, Sunday 14 February 2016, The Hulsean Sermon: 0216Jeanrond

Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector St James’s, Piccadilly, London Sunday 31 January 2016: 310116Winkett



Professor Russell Cowburn, Cavendish Laboratory (Science Festival). Evensong Sunday 15 March 2015: Cowburn150315

Revd Kerry Tucker The Good Friday Sermons. Friday 3 April 2015: Good Friday Service GSM Tucker

The Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. Sunday 10 May 2015: Wells100515

Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Oxford University:McGrath Hulsean Sermon

Janet Scott, formerly Head of Religious Studies and Director of Studies in Religious Studies and Education at Homerton College, and also Praelector of the College for 18 years: JScott 010215




You may also download sermons preached by Great St Mary’s Vicar and Associate vicars by visiting the Downloads Page