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.

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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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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