Sermons

Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Red shield with white crossed keys and crown with gold mitre above

    A Moment of Reflection - Advent Sunday, 28 November 2021

    24/11/2021

    A moment of reflection for Advent Sunday

    1 min read
  2. Smiling woman dressed in purple cassock holding a shepherd's crook

    Farewell to the Bishop of Newcastle

    17/11/2021

    COMMENT - The Archbishop delivered a speech in today's session of General Synod, saying farewell to the Bishop of Newcastle, Christine Hardman, who is due to retire from her role this month

    5 min read
  3. Archbishop Stephen Cottrell - General Synod 2021

    Vision and Strategy Address - General Synod November 2021

    17/11/2021

    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
  4. General Synod London

    General Synod: Joint presidential address by the Archbishops

    16/11/2021

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

    20 min read
  5. General Synod Inauguration London 2021

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

    16/11/2021

    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
  6. White Ribbon Sunday Hexham Abbey

    White Ribbon Sunday - Sermon

    07/11/2021

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

    6 min read
  7. 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

    27/09/2021

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

    A Moment of Reflection - Sunday 26 September 2021

    22/09/2021

    A moment of Reflection for Generosity Week

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

    07/09/2021

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

    Address to York Diocesan Synod

    17/07/2021

    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