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.

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Canon Martin reflects on Jesus' great prayer in John 17, suggesting that it is also a prayer for us, pointing us to our ultimate end.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 13 May, 2018.

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Commonwealth Evensong

At an Evensong celebrating the Commonwealth, the Dean preaches about hope.

Sermon preached at Evensong, Sunday 22 April, 2018.

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Third Sunday of Easter

Canon Martin reflects on the resurrection of the body -- why this matters and what it means.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 15 April, 2018.

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Second Sunday of Easter

Revd Sarah Evans re-evaluates Thomas’ encounter with the risen Jesus and reflects on corporate and individual experiences of faith.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 8 April, 2018.

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Easter Day

The Dean preached on Mark’s gospel on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday explaining that, in this gospel, there is a heavy accent on Christ’s isolation, deserted by his followers, and his death is presented in a very stark way. Here he reflects on Mark’s handling of Easter morning.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Easter Day, 2018.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

On Passion Sunday, Canon Martin asks what needs to die in us to bear fruit.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 18 March, 2018.

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Mothering Sunday

The Dean preaches on seeing clearly, and on mothers.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 11 March, 2018.

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Second Sunday of Lent

Canon Martin suggests falling on our faces this Lent -- and even laughing -- at the unbelievable promises God has made to us.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 25 February, 2018.

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Evensong on the First Sunday of Lent

Canon Nicola reflects on the need for brave, courageous women who are prepared to push boundaries and campaign for change.  Women who look to the suffragettes, Eve and the Blessed Virgin Mary as role models.

Sermon preached at Evensong on Sunday 18 February, 2018.

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First Sunday of Lent

The Dean preaches on change in Lent. 

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, Sunday 18 February, 2018.

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