Sermons

Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Man in clergy clothing standing at lectern inside a chapel

    First Sunday of Advent - national online service from the Church of England

    03/12/2023

    NEWS - Today's Church of England online service comes from the Chapel at Bishopthorpe Palace. Archbishop Stephen leads and preaches, with contributions from local school students, and staff from St George's Crypt in Leeds. 

    3 min read
  2. Address to York Diocesan Synod

    18/11/2023

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

    9 min read
  3. Man in clergy clothing standing at lectern giving a speech

    General Synod 2023 - Joint Presidential Address

    13/11/2023

    COMMENT - The Archbishop, alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered the Presidential address to the meeting of the General Synod in London today. The address follows in full

    8 min read
  4. Head and upper body of man dressed in white clerical robes

    House of Lords debate on the King's Speech

    07/11/2023

    Archbishop Stephen today spoke in the House of Lords during the debate on the contents of the King's Speech given at the opening of Parliament on Tuesday 7 November.

    4 min read
  5. A moment of reflection for 29 October 2023 - Bible Sunday

    26/10/2023

    A moment of reflection for 29 October 2023

    4 min read
  6. Head and upper body of man dressed in white clerical robes

    House of Lords debate on the situation in Israel and Gaza

    24/10/2023

    Archbishop Stephen today spoke in the House of Lords during the debate on the current situation in Israel and Gaza

    4 min read
  7. Shrines of Paulinus and Ithamar at the High Altar Rochester Cathedral

    Paulinus & Ithamar - Dedication of restored shrines, Rochester Cathedral 

    24/09/2023

    COMMENT - St Paulinus and St Ithamar were Bishops of Rochester in the 7th century, nearly 1400 years ago. Their shrines were dedicated by the Bishop of Rochester at a special service held on the 24th September. The Archbishop of York preached during the service.

    7 min read
  8. Feet with walking boots standing on a way marker for Camino path

    Things that I learned on a very long walk – Pilgrimage unpacked

    12/09/2023

    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen gave a talk at Carlisle Cathedral this evening entitled: Things that I learned on a very long walk – Pilgrimage unpacked. His talk follows in full

    14 min read
  9. A moment of reflection for 13 August 2023 - Trinity 10

    09/08/2023

    A moment of reflection for 13 August 2023

    4 min read
  10. A picture of the bIshop of Sodor and Man

    Synod farewell to the Bishop of Sodor and Man

    11/07/2023

    COMMENT - The Archbishop delivered a speech in today's session of General Synod, saying farewell to the Bishop of Sodor and Man, Peter Eagles, who is due to retire from his role later this year. His speech follows here...

    4 min read