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.

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Canon Bruce Saunders preaches on Ephesians 6.10.20 and John 6.56-69.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist, on Sunday 26 August, 2018.

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Twelfth Sunday after Trinity - Evensong

Revd Ruth Beresford, Rector, Christ Church Christiana Hundred, preaches on Exodus 2:23-3:10; Hebrews 13:1-15.

Sermon preached at Evensong on Sunday 19 August, 2018.

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Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Revd Andrew Williams, Associate Priest, St John the Divine, Richmond, reflects on the human encounter with God through the material realm of creaturely existence and in particular how we meet Christ in the Eucharist in order to be renewed and transformed by his presence.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, 19 August, 2018.

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Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Canon Martin looks ahead to the arrival of the Bishop of Bristol, praying for strengthened relationships with black and ethnic minority communities, civic leaders and with the excluded and marginalised. 

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, on 12 August, 2018.

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Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Preaching on the story of David and Bathesheba, the Dean reflects on fake news and why truth is important.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, on 29 July, 2018.

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Mary Magdalene

Preaching on the feast day of Mary Magdalene the Dean wonders what story we tell.

Sermon preached at Evensong, Sunday 22 July, 2018.

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Seventh Sunday after Trinity

On the seventh Sunday in Trinity, the Cathedral Chaplain preaches on two dances and two scorned women.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 15 July, 2018.

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Third Sunday after Trinity

Canon Martin argues we cannot do the work God has entrusted to us unless we do it from a place where we  acknowledge our dependence, our fragility and vulnerability.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, on Sunday 17 June, 2018.

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Second Sunday after Trinity

On the second Sunday of Trinity, the Cathedral Chaplain considers what we mean by success.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Cathedral Eucharist, 10 June., 2018.

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Pentecost

The Dean preaches at Pentecost on the nature of the Holy Spirit.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 20 May 2018.

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