Sermons

Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Wooden cross hanging on a wooden backdrop illuminated by light

    BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk

    08/04/2023

    Archbishop Stephen gave the final Lent Talk of 2023 which this year have focussed on The Lord's Prayer

    9 min read
  2. A service inside a large church - robed clergy in the congregation, facing the altar

    Chrism Eucharist 2023

    04/04/2023

    Archbishop Stephen gave the sermon at the annual Chrism Eucharist at York Minster today. During the service, bishops, priests and deacons renew their ordination vows. 

    6 min read
  3. Head and shoulders of bishop in robes standing in front of red leather benches

    House of Lords - Social Care: Workforce Strategy

    22/03/2023

    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
  4. Stained glass window

    Water is thicker than blood

    03/03/2023

    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
  5. Black rectangle with white writing BBC Radio Humberside

    BBC Radio Humberside Pause for Thought

    26/02/2023

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

    2 min read
  6. Purple writing Foundation for Educational Leadership

    Foundation for Educational Leadership National Conference

    27/01/2023

    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
  7. Man in clerical clothes standing behind a podium speaking

    Reimagining Care Commission Report launch

    24/01/2023

    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
  8. Pencil drawing of a man dressed in black and wearing a wig

    BBC Radio 4 Sermon for New Year's Day

    01/01/2023

    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
  9. Head and shoulders of man wearing clerical robes

    Christmas Day Sermon at York Minster

    25/12/2022

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

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

    A moment of reflection for Christmas Day

    25/12/2022

    A moment of Reflection for Christmas Day

    1 min read