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 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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Christmas Day Sermon

On Christmas Day the Dean explains that, too often, we are distracted and looking the other way.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, broadcast live on BBC One on Christmas Day 2016.

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Canon Martin explores the connections between Advent and the conflict in Syria.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 18 December 2016.

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The Third Sunday of Advent

Canon Dr Robert Bull preaches on John the Baptist.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 11 December 2016.

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The Second Sunday of Advent

The Dean preaches on the Baptism of Christ, and our sense of history.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on the Sunday 4 December 2016

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Last Sunday after Trinity

At Evensong on the Last Sunday after Trinity. the Dean preaches about youth and age.

Sermon preached, 3.30pm, 23 October 2016.

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The Legal Service

At the annual service to mark the beginning of the legal year, the Dean preaches on justice, honour, and purity. 

Sermon preached at the Legal Service, 11.15am, 16 October 2016.

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