Sermons

Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Diocese of York Crest

    York Diocesan Synod - Presidential Address

    13/07/2024

    Archbishop Stephen addressed York Diocesan Synod today. The address follows in full.

    5 min read
  2. Sermon at Evensong commemorating 40th anniversary of fire at York Minster

    09/07/2024

    Archbishop Stephen preached during the Evensong Service at York Minster today to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the fire at York Minster

    9 min read
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    Sermon at Solemn Evensong St Thomas' New York

    05/05/2024

    Archbishop Stephen preached during Solemn Evensong at St Thomas' Church in Fifth Avenue, New York. The service also included the unveiling of the ledger stone given by York Minster to mark the centenary of partnership between the two cities. The sermon follows in full

    6 min read
  4. Image of cathedral from the air with written info about the Festival of Faith and Music

    Tuning Forks and Orchestras: Music and the Mission of God

    27/04/2024

    Archbishop Stephen gave a talk as part of the Church Times Festival of Faith and Music at York Minster. This follows in full

    13 min read
  5. Easter Day sermon - York Minster

    31/03/2024

    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen delivered the sermon during the Festal Eucharist at York Minster today

    9 min read
  6. Open bible with a cross laid on it with words Daily Service

    Reflection - BBC Radio 4 Service for Good Friday

    29/03/2024

    Archbishop Stephen led the Service for Good Friday on BBC Radio 4. His reflection follows in full

    3 min read
  7. A moment of reflection for 24 March 2024

    21/03/2024

    24 March 2024 - 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 Palm Sunday

    3 min read
  8. York Diocesan Synod - Presidential Address

    16/03/2024

    Archbishop Stephen addressed York Diocesan Synod today. The address follows in full.

    8 min read
  9. 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
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    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