Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Archbishop Stephen Cottrell - General Synod 2021

    Vision and Strategy Address - General Synod November 2021


    COMMENT - The Archbishop today addressed General Synod on the Vision and Strategy for the Church of England on Mixed Ecology. The speech follows in full...

    6 min read
  2. General Synod London

    General Synod: Joint presidential address by the Archbishops


    NEWS - Read the text of Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell's presidential address to General Synod today. 

    20 min read
  3. General Synod Inauguration London 2021

    Archbishop of York’s Inauguration Speech of the 11th General Synod


    COMMENT - Read the Archbishop’s welcome speech at the inaugural session of the new General Synod, which was attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex who delivered a message on behalf of HM The Queen

    5 min read
  4. White Ribbon Sunday Hexham Abbey

    White Ribbon Sunday - Sermon


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen honours and remembers all victims of domestic abuse, marking White Ribbon Sunday, at Hexham Abbey and Durham Cathedral

    6 min read
  5. Model of boat with used matchsticks standing in it. Words of We have a Dream underneath

    St Martin in the Fields - The Dream for the Church


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the opening lecture at St Martin in the Fields in the Autumn Lecture Series – We Have a Dream. His speech follows in full...

    19 min read
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    A Moment of Reflection - Sunday 26 September 2021


    A moment of Reflection for Generosity Week

    1 min read
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    Speeches in the House of Lords 6 September 2021


    COMMENT - The Archbishop spoke in the House of Lords today in debates on the EU Bilateral Agreements for Asylum Seekers, Grenfell Tower: Demolition and the Environment Bill. The extracts from Hansard follow in full...

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

    Address to York Diocesan Synod


    COMMENT - The Archbishop addressed York Diocesan Synod today who were meeting online due to ongoing COVID restrictions. The address follows in full

    8 min read
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    Foreword for the Churchwardens' Yearbook 2022


    The Archbishop supplied the foreword for the Churchwardens' Yearbook 2022. In it he thanks all churchwardens and the vital role they play in enabling the Church of England to fulfil its historic vocation of being the church for everyone everywhere.

    3 min read
  10. Head and shoulders of Bishop Glyn dressed in black suit jacket and purple shirt with dog collar

    Synod Farewell to the Bishop of Beverley Glyn Webster


    COMMENT - General Synod July 2021 Farewell to Bishop Glyn Webster 

    3 min read