Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Man leaning on a shepherd's crook with lighthouse and sea behind him

    Farewell to the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler

    26/02/2024

    The Archbishop delivered a speech in today's session of General Synod, saying farewell to the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, who is retiring from his role. His speech follows here...

    7 min read
  2. Purple background with white logo

    General Synod: Church Commissioners’ Transatlantic Chattel Slavery

    26/02/2024

    Archbishop Stephen spoke as part of the presentation about the work being done in response to the Church Commissioners’ historic links to transatlantic slavery 

    4 min read
  3. a large room with people sitting listening to a speaker

    General Synod: Racial Justice Debate

    25/02/2024

    The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell spoke today in the General Synod debate (GS2338) on Racial Justice: Furthering the implementation of 'From Lament to Action'. His speech follows in full

    4 min read
  4. St Cuthberts Way

    BBC Local Radio - Time Out reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

    18/02/2024

    Archbishop Stephen gave a short reflection for the First Sunday of Lent for local BBC radio stations

    2 min read
  5. St Peter's Church in Burnley

    Racial Justice Sunday St Peter's Church Burnley

    09/02/2024

    Archbishop Stephen preached at the 11am service at St Peter's Church Burnley. This follows in full

    7 min read
  6. Writing saying Mary Ward with painting of a head of a nun

    Mary Ward Annual Service St Thomas' Church Osbaldwick

    28/01/2024

    Archbishop Stephen gave the sermon at the annual service to celebrate the life of Mary Ward. This follows in full

    8 min read
  7. A moment of reflection for 31 December 2023

    31/12/2023

    31 December 2023 - Archbishop Stephen Cottrell | A moment of Reflection.

    Every week the Diocese of York offers a prayer video for churches to use either online or in their services.  The Archbishop of York leads in a moment of Reflection for the First Sunday of Christmas

    3 min read
  8. Man holding a baby in his arms

    Christmas Day sermon at York Minster

    25/12/2023

    Archbishop Stephen preached at York Minster on Christmas Day. This follows in full

    6 min read
  9. 5 photos of people smiling in front of Christmas trees

    Christmas Day Service BBC Radio 4

    25/12/2023

    Archbishop Stephen gave the sermon during the Christmas Day Service broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from York Minster. This follows in full...  

    5 min read
  10. Open bible with a cross laid on it with words Daily Service

    BBC Radio 4 Daily Service - Monday 4 December

    04/12/2023

    The Archbishop today led the Daily service for BBC Radio 4. You can read his reflection here

    4 min read

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