On this page you can learn more about the various manuscripts containing sermons in the western post-1500 collection. You may also be interested in the Sermons and Homilies section of our western medieval manuscripts collection.
MS 212 is a copy of a sermon preached in St Mary Spital on the 23rd April, 1576. The sermon was delivered by Tobie Matthew (1544?-1628), Archbishop of Canterbury and a former President of St John’s College.
MS 230 is a book of sermons, apparently compiled in the eighteenth century. It includes sermons on Exodus, Corinthians, and Matthew.
MS 243 is a fair copy of a sermon delivered at St Mary le Bow, London, on St Mark’s Day, 1779. The preacher, Reverend John Applebee (1756-1825), was a Fellow of St John’s College.
MS 261 is a copy of an anonymous sermon preached at St Mary’s, Oxford, on February 10th 1644 [i.e. 1645], “the Monethly fast Day immediately following the Decollation of the most Rnd Father in God William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [i.e. William Laud, 1573-1645].”
MS 262 is a Harmony of Mosaic law from the Pentateuch, prepared at Little Gidding by the Ferrar Community in 1640 using illustrations and text cut from printed Bibles, and also bound by the community in a gilt-decorated red velvet binding.
MS 290 is an eighteenth-century Latin exercise consisting of a translation of sermon 136 in William Beveridge’s Works (1720) made by James Altham (1732-1787, matriculated St John’s 1749, BA 1753, MA 1759, Fellow & Vicar at Harlow, Essex).
MS 318 is a sixteenth-century copy of a sermon preached in St Mary’s Church, Oxford, on the 8th October, 1581, by Tobie Matthew (1544?-1628, Archbishop of Canterbury and 5th President of St John’s) defending the Reformation against Edmund Campion.