Faith & Worship

Sermons & Lectures

A selection of sermons and addresses delivered in Bristol Cathedral. Please note, the content of each sermon remains the intellectual property of the author.

The First Sunday of Lent

The Dean preaches on Matthew 4, sin, temptation, appetite, and desire.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, on 5 March 2017.

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The Lord-Lieutenant’s Farewell Service

On the occasion of the retirement of the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Mary Prior, the Dean of Bristol preaches on Philippians.

Sermon preached at Choral Evensong on 26 February, 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: A Synopsis

Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough concludes the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, with a synopsis of the Five Marks..

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 26 February 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: V

Canon Derek Chedzey continues the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, preaching on the fifth mark: to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and renew the life of the earth.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 19 February 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: IV b

Canon Dr Robert Bull continues the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, also preaching on the fourth mark: To respond to human need by loving service, focusing on acts of generous living.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 12 February 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: IV

Canon Nicola Stanley continues the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, preaching on the fourth mark: To respond to human need by loving service, focsing on reconciliation in personal relationships.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 5 February 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: III

The Dean continues the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, preaching on the third mark: To reto seek to transform unjust structures of society.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 29 January 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: II

Canon Dr Robert Bull continues the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, preaching on the second mark: To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 22 January 2017.

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The Five Marks of Mission: I

Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough introduces the Five Marks of Mission sermon series, and preachers on the first mark: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 15 January 2017.

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The Baptism of Christ

The Dean preaches on the Baptism of Christ and reflects on the significance of Christ submitting to baptism.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 8 January 2017.

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