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.

Easter Day

The Dean preaches at the Festival Eucharist on Easter Day, 21 April 2019.

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Maundy Thursday

The Dean preaches at the Liturgy of the Last Supper, Maundy Thursday, 18 April 2019.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

In Passiontide the Dean asks us to think about the righteousness of God.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 7th April 2019.

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Choral Evensong with Presentation of the White Ensign

The Dean preaches at a service in which the affiliation between the City of Bristol and HMS Prince of Wales, the British Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier were confirmed.

Sermon preached at Evensong on Saturday 6th April 2019.

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Mothering Sunday

On Mothering Sunday, the Cathedral Chaplain preaches about letting go.

Sermon preached at Evensong on Sunday 31 March, 2019.

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Third Sunday of Lent

On the Third Sunday of Lent, the Dean preaches about faith, a kingfisher, and an old rosewood desk.

Sermon preached at the Cathedral Eucharist, 24 March 2019.

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25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Priests

The Bishop preaches at the service of celebration for the 25th Anniverary of the Ordination of women to the priesthood.

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Fifth Sunday before Lent

Canon Nicola considers the meaning of the ‘living water’ Jesus speaks of in the reading from John’s Gospel, when he encounters a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.  Following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in November she describes the situation in Nablus today, looking to the Orthodox Church which is built over the well for signs of hope.  

Sermon preached at Evensong on Sunday 3 February, 2019.

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Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

With the help of Nehemiah the Dean thinks about holiness.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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The Baptism of Christ

On the week when we focus on the significance of Christ’s Baptism, Canon Nicola considers the unity that comes through the universally recognised Sacrament of Baptism.

Sermon preached at Evensong on Sunday 13 January, 2019.

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