Archbishop Stephen preaches as part of the Church of England national online service on Sunday 12 July. Speaking about the power of prayer this is his first sermon since becoming Archbishop of York.
Chaplains from a hospital and a hospice join the newly-elected Archbishop of York as he leads worship from York Minster for the Church of England’s weekly online service.
The service will hear a reading from the Prophet Isaiah by Canon Linda Ali, Honorary Canon at York Minster and a reading from the Gospel of St Matthew, by Revd Abigail Davison, in which Jesus relates the Parable of the Sower.
The Holy Communion service will hear reflections on prayer from Revd Rachel Bailes, Lead Chaplain at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Revd Abi Davison, who is Spiritual Care Lead at St Leonards Hospice in York. Mark Rance, General Manager of Wydale Hall, the retreat centre for the Diocese of York will also speak about prayer during the pandemic.
The service will include music from York Minster and St Martin-in-the Fields Church in London including: I heard the Voice of Jesus say, Word of the Father, source of all things living and Will you come and follow me.
You can watch the sermon here: