Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Manchester Cathedral Welcome Sign

    600th Anniversary of Manchester Cathedral


    SERMON - On Thursday 5 May, The Lord Archbishop of York along with other Clerical and Civic Dignitaries and Honorable Guests gathered at Manchester Cathedral to celebrate the 600th Anniversary of this Collegiate Church.  

    6 min read
  2. Sunrise sky with skyline of buildings

    Easter Day sermon at York Minster


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the sermon at the Eucharist for Easter Day at York Minster

    8 min read
  3. A woman and a man standing inside a church dressed in white clerical robes

    Church of England national online service - Easter Day


    Archbishop Stephen leads and preaches for the national online service for Easter Day

    1 min read
  4. Red shield with white crossed keys and crown with gold mitre above

    A moment of Reflection - Sunday 17 April 2022


    A moment of Reflection for Easter Day

    1 min read
  5. Red shield with white crossed keys and crown with gold mitre above

    Presidential Address at York Diocesan Synod


    COMMENT - The Archbishop of York gave the Presidential address to the virtual York Diocesan Synod today

    6 min read
  6. Archbishop in convocation robes with stained glass window behind

    The Mercers Company Lenten sermon


    The Archbishop gave the sermon during an Evensong service with The Mercers Company. This follows in full

    6 min read
  7. Smiling woman in black t-shirt with Rock and Roll written on it

    BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2 this morning. This follows in full

    2 min read
  8. Norman Church with blue sky behind

    Sermon at St Mary's Tadcaster 27 February 2022


    COMMENT - The Archbishop attended worship at St Mary's Church in Tadcaster and gave the sermon which follows in full...

    5 min read
  9. Head and shoulders of bishop in robes standing in front of red leather benches

    House of Lords debate on situation in Ukraine


    COMMENT - the Archbishop spoke today in the debate on the situation in Ukraine and Russia. The speech follows in full

    4 min read
  10. Man in black jacket and purple shirt and clerical collar standing outside with countryside behind him

    Farewell to the Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes


    COMMENT - At General Synod the Archbishop gave the farewell to Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool who retires this month. His speech follows in full...

    5 min read