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.

Second Sunday of Advent

With an unfamiliar book of the bible before him the Dean thinks about a national crisis.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 9 December, 2018.

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First Sunday of Advent

On Advent Sunday Revd Sarah Evans, the Cathedral Chaplain, considers how we might learn to hope for the Second Coming of Christ by living out Advent in three timeframes.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 2 December, 2018.

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Christ the King

On the Feast of Christ the King, Canon Martin asks what we need to let go of to live lives seeped in the truth that Christ is King.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 25 November, 2018.

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Second Sunday before Advent

On the Second Sunday before Advent, Bishop Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, preaches on the end of the world.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 18 November 2018.

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Simon and Jude, Apostles

On the Feast of Simon and Jude, Apostles, the Revd Neill Archer preaches on Christ the Cornerstone.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 28 Octobe,r 2018.

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Twenty First Sunday after Trinity

James and John ask to sit in seats of glory, the Dean preaches about our desire to take control of the story.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 21 October, 2018.

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The Enthronement of the Bishop of Bristol

The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, preaches at her enthronement and service of welcome, on Saturday 20 October, 2018.

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Harvest Eucharist

Revd Sarah Evans, the Cathedral Chaplain, preaches on the origins of Harvest Thanksgiving and our responsibility to share the earth’s resources more fairly.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 7 October, 2018.

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity - Choral Evensong

Canon Martin Gainsborough asks how 'God-talk' works, encouraging us to draw near with our imagination.

Sermon preached at Choral Evensong on Sunday 30 September, 2018.

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Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

The Revd Sarah Evans, Cathedral Chaplain, preaches on praying for healing and the role of the Cathedral’s Prayer Ministry Team.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 30 September, 2018.

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