Church Anniversary Sermons


  • The date on which an event took place in a previous year
  • An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. 1230) is a day that commemorates and/or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year as the initial event.
  • The date on which a couple was married in a previous year
  • The date on which a country or other institution was founded in a previous year
  • the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
  • Anniversary is a compilation album by Pentangle. It was released in 1992, the 25th anniversary of the formation of the band, on the German label Hypertension HYCD 200 123. A special feature of this album is “Come sing Me A Happy Song”. According to the website


  • A printed transcript of such a talk
  • (sermon) a moralistic rebuke; “your preaching is wasted on him”
  • A talk on a religious or moral subject, esp. one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible
  • A long or tedious piece of admonition or reproof; a lecture
  • (sermon) an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
  • A sermon is an oration by a prophet or member of the clergy. Sermons address a Biblical, theological, religious, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law or behavior within both past and present contexts.


  • A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines
  • The hierarchy of clergy of such an organization, esp. the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England
  • one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  • a place for public (especially Christian) worship; “the church was empty”
  • A building used for public Christian worship
  • perform a special church rite or service for; “church a woman after childbirth”

church anniversary sermons

church anniversary sermons – Anniversary Sermon,

Anniversary Sermon, Preached at the Parish Church, Bradfield, Berks., July 4th, 1856
Anniversary Sermon, Preached at the Parish Church, Bradfield, Berks., July 4th, 1856
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Stained Glass Window

Stained Glass Window
at the North Hampton Community Churh (formerly the North Hampton United Church of Christ) where I was brought up. I’ve loved these stained glass windows forever. My dad’s favorite seat was just adjacent to this window. I’ve spent many hours watching the sun come through these windows on Sunday mornings. When I was a kid, and the sermon was boring (not like that today, Preacher Jim!) my eyes would be constantly searching out the colors and tracing the shapes of these windows. I’ve been planning for a long time, getting some good pictures of them with the sun coming through them… Today I got my chance. I was baptised in this church. Played in the band in Sunday School. Taught classes. Was married in this church. Sang in the choir. My Mom played the piano and organ, my Aunt was Choir Director. Our kids were baptised in this church. Later, when they abandon this old church and build the new one, I’ll have this…..and memories….

Then and Now

Then and Now
The picture shows the church of St. Edward King and Martyr, which dates back to the 15th Century. In the 16th century the church played host to a number of radical sermons by early reformation preachers including Hugh Latimer and Robert Barnes. While both Barnes and Latimer were put to death for their beliefs many of their ideas live on in modern gospel.

The foreground shows a banner celebrating the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, the banner is a optical micrograph of a multilayer of silicone elastomer developed at the University’s Nanoscience Centre on the West Cambridge site last year.

The banner reads "800 years of innovation"

church anniversary sermons

The duty of civil rulers, to be nursing fathers to the church of Christ. A sermon preached before the General Assembly, of the colony of Connecticut, ... of the anniversary election; May IXth, 1765
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The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic — a debate that continues in the twenty-first century.
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Half-title: Mr. Dorr’s election-sermon, May 9th, 1765.

Hartford : Printed by Thomas Green, at the Heart and Crown, opposite the State-House, [1765]. 34,[2]p. ; 8°