Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Head and shoulders of bishop in robes standing in front of red leather benches

    House of Lords - Social Care: Workforce Strategy


    Archbishop Stephen asked a supplementary question in the House of Lords today, following Baroness Pitkeathley's question to HM Government on the size of the social care workforce

    2 min read
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    Water is thicker than blood


    FEATURE - Archbishop Stephen writes in this month's New Directions magazine, reflecting that the bonds we have in Christ, and with one another through our baptism fixes us together as the body of Christ. The article follows in full 

    5 min read
  3. Black rectangle with white writing BBC Radio Humberside

    BBC Radio Humberside Pause for Thought


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen gave a short reflection on BBC Radio Humberside for the First Sunday of Lent

    2 min read
  4. Purple writing Foundation for Educational Leadership

    Foundation for Educational Leadership National Conference


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave a short key note address at the Church of England's National Education Conference 2023: Flourishing Together on 27 January.  

    6 min read
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    Reimagining Care Commission Report launch


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen spoke at the launch of the Reimagining Care Commission's final report on 24 January 2023. His speech follows in full

    4 min read
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    BBC Radio 4 Sermon for New Year's Day


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen gave the sermon for the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Service which focussed on the 250th anniversary of the hymn Amazing Grace being first sung in public.

    4 min read
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    Christmas Day Sermon at York Minster


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen gave the sermon at the Christmas Day Eucharist at York Minster. This follows in full

    5 min read
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    A moment of reflection for Christmas Day


    A moment of Reflection for Christmas Day

    1 min read
  9. Man in clerical clothes with purple stole standing inside a chapel with stone wall behind him

    Sermon for national Church of England online service - 3rd Sunday of Advent


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the sermon as part of the Church of England's weekly online service. This follows in full...

    4 min read
  10. Head and shoulders of bishop in robes standing in front of red leather benches

    House of Lords Debate on UK asylum system and refugee policy


    NEWS - Archbishop Stephen responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury's debate on the principles behind the contemporary UK asylum system and refugee policy, and of the response to the challenges of forced migration. His speech follows in full

    4 min read