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.

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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Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Canon Nicola explains the history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and highlights the growing post-Reformation significance of the Virgin Mary in Anglican worship.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 23 September, 2018.

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Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Canon Martin Gainsborough asks how God acts.

Sermon preached at the 10.00am Eucharist on Sunday 16 September, 2018.

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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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