Sermon notes

Scope and Content

Many of Johnson's sermon notes appear to have been based upon Bible verses. There appears to have been little sign of significant change in style between Johnson's various appointments.

About a third of Johnson's sermon notes have so far been catalogued.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hewlett Johnson was credited as an inspiring orator, but the subjects of some of his sermons caused difficulties, especially at Canterbury Cathedral, due to their perceived political nature. These sermons won praise and criticism in roughly equal measure.

The sermons were written out in note form in excercise books and numbered by Johnson.


The books are not in chronological, or any other apparent order. The numbered sequence is incomplete and ranges from 1 - 127. Some numbers occur twice - in this instance, they have be labelled A and B.