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.

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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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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