Read sermons and messages delivered by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.
  1. Man in black cassock with purple sash standing in a large church building under a large advent ring with fresh greenery and candles on it.

    Christmas Day Sermon


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the sermon as part of the Sung Eucharist service at York Minster 

    6 min read
  2. pottery wall art showing a number of people in white robes and mitres speaking to each other

    Centenary of the Malines Conversations - Sermon at York Minster


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the sermon at today's Evensong at York Minster marking the 100th anniversary of the first Malines Conversations.

    5 min read
  3. Advent one service

    Advent Sunday sermon for national Church of England online service


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

    4 min read
  4. 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. The address follows in full

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

    A Moment of Reflection - Advent Sunday, 28 November 2021


    A moment of reflection for Advent Sunday

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

    Farewell to the Bishop of Newcastle


    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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