Archive of preachers and sermons


 

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Easter 2017   The Church in the Modern World
The Revd George Lane

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Global Travel, Leisure and Pilgrimage
Dr Pieter De Witte

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Prisons
The Right Revd Dr John Inge

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The Fate of Place
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres KCVO

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Hope in Christ and the Empire of Things
The Revd Christopher Stoltz

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Faith and Nation
Dr Susanna Snyder

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Migration
The Dean of Chapel

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Consumerism
Lent 2017   The Seven Sacraments
The Revd Professor Michael Reiss

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Marriage
The Revd Anna Matthews   Holy Orders
The Revd Dr Anna Poulson

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Eucharist
The Bishop of Ely   Confirmation
The Revd Ysmena Pentelow

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Baptism
The Dean of Chapel

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Anointing the Sick
A.N. Wilson   Confession
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Michaelmas 2016   The Bible as Literature
Dr Ross Wilson

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Is the Bible Literature
Professor Terry Eagleton
The Prophetic Literature
Professor Richard Bauckham FBA

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Gospel Anecdotes
The Revd Professor Graham Ward

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The Parables
Dr Katharine Dell

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Job and Tragedy
Dr Kate McLoughlin

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Remembrance Sunday: War, Literature, Love and Magnificence
Professor Adrian Poole

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Remembrance Sunday: The War Poets
Dr Cathy Ross

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The Epistles
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Easter 2016   God and Modern Thought
Dr Elizabeth Phillips Click here to download James Cone
Professor Ian McFarland Click here to download Karl Barth
The Revd Prof. David Fergusson FBA Click here to download Charles Darwin
The Revd Dr Andrew Bowyer Click here to download Hannah Arendt
Dr Daniel Weiss   Martin Buber
Dr Michael Ward Click here to download C.S. Lewis
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download Friedrich Nietzsche
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Lent 2016   Scenes from the Old Testament
The Right Revd Libby Lane Click here to download Esther and Ahasuerus - Victors: The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus
The Revd Prof. Christopher Rowland Click here to download Daniel in Babylon - Rembrandt: Belshazzar's Feast
Dr Nathan McDonald Click here to download Noah and the Flood - illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicle
Dr Alison Gray Click here to download Samson and Delilah - Rubens: Samson and Delilah
The Revd Prof. William Horbury Click here to download Balaam and the Angel - painting from the Via Latina catacomb
The Right Revd Roger Morris Click here to download Gomer and Hosea - Cody F. Miller: Gomer and Hosea
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download David and Bathsheba - Rembrandt: Bathsheba at her bath
The Very Revd Frances Ward Click here to download Susanna and the Elders - stained glass window at St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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Michaelmas 2015   Saints Old and New
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download Joseph
The Very Revd Mark Bonney Click here to download Charles de Foucauld
Henrietta Leyser Click here to download Hilda of Whitby
Professor Linda Woodhead Click here to download Simone Weil
Dr Peter Sarris Click here to download John Chrysostom
The Venerable Peter Townley Click here to download Hugh of Lincoln
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Easter 2015   Christianity and ...
Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms FBA Click here to download Crime
Dr Susannah Ticciati Click here to download Feminism
Dr Robert Asher Click here to download Evolution
Professor Michael Rosen Click here to download Human dignity
Dr Hilary Marlow Click here to download Global Warming
Professor Simon Ditchfield Click here to download Other cultures
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download Old age
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Lent 2015   Following Christ from Epiphany to Lent
The Revd Canon Dr John Binns Click here to download Epiphany - Byzantine icon of the Epiphany
The Revd Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes Click here to download Circumcision and Naming - Fra Angelico: Circumcision
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download Massacre of the Innocents - Pieter Brueghel: The Massacre of the Innocents
The Revd Dr Steve Griffiths Click here to download Flight to Egypt - Merson: Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Dr Jane McLarty Click here to download Teaching in the Temple - Holman Hunt: The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple
The Revd Canon Ralph Godsall Click here to download Baptism - Eastern Orthodox icon of the Baptism of Jesus
The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Sagovsky Click here to download Into the Wilderness - Kazimir Malevich: Black Square & Head of a Peasant
Father Kevin Grove Click here to download Calling Disciples - Caravaggio: The Calling of St Matthew
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Michaelmas 2014   A (Very Brief) History of Christianity in Britain in 7 Objects
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download The Coming of Christianity: The Bewcastle Cross
Professor Henry Mayr-Harting Click here to download The Age of Becket: The Raising of Lazarus, two 12th century scuplture reliefs in Chichester Cathedral
Professor Alexandra Walsham Click here to download The Reformation and its Afterlife: 15th century painted rood screen,
St Michael and All Angels, Barton Turf, Norfolk
The Right Revd Dr Geoffrey Rowell Click here to download The Anglo-Catholic Movement: John Keble's Spectacles
Professor Frances Spalding Click here to download The First World War: Stanley Spencer's The Resurrection of the Soldiers
The Revd Dr Charles Elliott   The Sixties: A strip of Kente Cloth from Ghana
The Right Revd James Jones Click here to download Christianity Today: The Crown
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Easter 2014   From (before the) cradle to (after the) grave: a Christian life course
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download PDF... Conceiving
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download PDF... Raising and Nurturing
Dr Ashley Cocksworth Click here to download PDF... Loving
The Revd William Morris Click here to download PDF... Working
The Right Revd Peter Wheatley Click here to download PDF... Suffering
Baroness Onora O'Neill CH CBE FBA   Ageing
The Dean of Chapel Click here to download PDF... Mourning
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Lent 2014   People of the New Testament
The Revd Dr Jeremy Morris Click here to download PDF... Joseph
The Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan Click here to download PDF... John the Baptist
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon. Richard Chartres KCVO Click here to download PDF... Mary
Monsignor Mark Langham Click here to download PDF... Peter
The Revd Paul Dominiak Click here to download PDF... Judas
The Revd Marjorie Brown Click here to download PDF... Mary Magdalene
The Revd Christopher Stoltz Click here to download PDF... Pilate
Anne Atkins Click here to download PDF... Paul
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Michaelmas 2013   Some Modern Saints?
Professor Adrian Poole Click here to download PDF... Simone Weil
Professor Werner Jeanrond Click here to download PDF... Anton Schmid
The Rt Hon. Frank Field
Clement Attlee
Dr David Washbrook
Mahatma Gandhi
The Revd Dr Michael Banner
Click here to download PDF... Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Professor David Ford Click here to download PDF... Jean Vanier
The Rt Hon. Lord Ian Blair Click here to download PDF... The Unknown Saints
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Easter 2013   Picturing Easter
Dr Frank Salmon
The Resurrection – Michelangelo: The Risen Christ
The Rt Hon. Ann Widdecombe Click here to download PDF... Doubt – Conegliano: The Incredulity of St Thomas
Professor Francis Watson Click here to download PDF... Supper at Emmaus – Caravaggio: Supper at Emmaus
The Rt Revd John Pritchard
Whitsun – El Greco: Pentecost
Father Alban McCoy Click here to download PDF... Trinity – Rublev: The Trinity
The Most Revd and Rt Hon. Justin Welby
 
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... The Life of the Church – Van Gogh: The Sower
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Lent 2013
  The Seven Deadly Sins
The Revd Richard Lloyd-Morgan Click here to download PDF... Pride
The Revd Canon Jane Hedges Click here to download PDF... Envy
The Right Revd Graeme Knowles   Wrath
The Revd Philip North Click here to download PDF... Sloth
Professor Catherine Barnard Click here to download PDF... Greed
Dr Anna Williams Click here to download PDF... Gluttony
The Revd Anna Matthews   Lust
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Michaelmas 2012   God and Israel
The Revd Professor William Horbury
Click here to download PDF... The Founding of Israel: Jacob
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Israel in Egypt: Joseph
Dr Katharine Dell Click here to download PDF... Israel and the Promised Land
Professor Richard Bauckham FBA Click here to download PDF... King David
The Revd Dr Andrew Macintosh
Click here to download PDF... The Pre-Exilic Prophets
The Right Revd Stephen Conway Click here to download PDF... Israel in Exile
The Revd Dr Jessica Martin
Click here to download PDF... The Return
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Easter 2012   Good books
Professor Albert Weale FBA Click here to download PDF... John Rawls: A Theory of Justice
Sister Margaret Atkins Click here to download PDF... Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selected Poems
The Revd Canon Edmund Newall Click here to download PDF... Iain McGilchrist: The Master and his Emissary
Dr James Carleton Paget Click here to downloads PDF... Fyodor Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment
The Rt Revd Cuthbert Madden OSB Click here to download PDF... Whitsun
Professor Robert Gordon Click here to download PDF... Trinity
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Carey Click here to download PDF... George Eliot: Middlemarch
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Lent 2012   Scenes from the life of Christ
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Annunciation – Master of Flémalle: The Annunciation
The Rt Revd Martin Warner
Click here to download PDF... Birth – Piero della Francesca: The Nativity
The Revd Professor Jolyon Mitchell
Click here to download PDF... Epiphany – Hieronymus Bosch: The Adoration of the Magi
The Revd Dr Colin Thompson
Click here to download PDF... Baptism – El Greco: The Baptism of Christ
Mr Eric Southworth
Click here to download PDF... Teaching – Diego Velázquez: Christ in the house of Martha and Mary
The Revd Paul Dominiak Click here to download PDF... Ash Wednesday – 'Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also'
The Very Revd Michael Tavinor Click here to download PDF... Healing – Rutilio Manetti: The Stigmatization of St Catherine of Siena
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Suffering – El Greco: The Disrobing of Christ
The Revd Christopher Stoltz
Click here to download PDF... Crucifixion – Lucas Cranach the Younger: The Crucifixion
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Michaelmas 2011  
  Telling Tales: Stories from the Book of Genesis
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... 'In the beginning...'
Professor Bernard Silverman FRS Click here to download PDF... Adam and Eve
The Revd Prof. Ernest Nicholson FBA Click here to download PDF... Cain and Abel
Professor Markus Bockmuehl Click here to download PDF... Noah
The Revd Dr Janet Tollington Click here to download PDF... Babel
The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist   Abraham
Professor Simon Goldhill Click here to download PDF... Joseph
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Easter 2011 
  Christianity and some issues of the day
The Most Revd & Rt Hon. Lord Eames OM Click here to download PDF... Peace and reconciliation
P.D. James (Baroness James of Holland Park) Click here to  download PDF... The King James Bible
The Revd Dr James Walters Click here to download PDF... Poverty
Mr Jonathan Aitken   Prisons
The Very Revd Dr John Hall Click here to download PDF... Education
The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben   The environment
The Rt Hon. Tony Benn   Socialism
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Lent 2011
  God and some theologians
The Revd Canon Dr Alvyn Pettersen Click here to download PDF... Athanasius of Alexandria
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Augustine of Hippo
Professor Janet Soskice Click here to download PDF... Thomas Aquinas
The Revd Christopher Stoltz Click here to download PDF... Martin Luther
Professor George Pattison Click here to download PDF... Søren Kierkegaard
Professor David Ford Click here to download PDF... Karl Barth
Dr Luke Bretherton Click here to download PDF... Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Revd William Morris Click here to download PDF... Commemoration of Benefactors
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Michaelmas 2010
  Can we believe in…?
Professor Simon Conway Morris Click here to download PDF... Creation
The Revd Alex Faludy Click here to download PDF... Incarnation
The Revd Angela Tilby   Prayer
The Revd Prebendary Dr Jonathan Trigg   Forgiveness of sins
The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth Click here to download PDF... The Church
Father Peter Allan CR Click here to download PDF... Resurrection
The Revd Roger Greeves Click here to download PDF... Hell
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Easter 2010   Picturing the Christian life
Mr Graham Howes Click here to download PDF... Gauguin: Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel)
The Very Reverend Justin Welby Click here to download PDF... Rembrandt: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Dr Nicholas Adams Click here to download PDF... Carpaccio: The Preparation for the Entombment of Christ
Mr Martin Golding Click here to download PDF... Chardin: Still Life with a Bottle of Olives
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres   Whitsun
The Very Revd Dr Hugh P. Kennedy Adm.   Trinity
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Spencer: Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing-Station at Smol
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Lent 2010   Virtues and vices
Professor Amartya Sen Click here to download PDF... Justice
The Revd Dr Brian Hebblethwaite Click here to download PDF... Forgiveness
Baroness Onora O’Neill FBA Click here to download PDF... Hope
The Rt Revd George Cassidy Click here to download PDF... Greed
The Revd Peter Kashouris Click here to download PDF... Faith
The Rt Hon Shirley Williams Click here to download PDF... Prudence
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Pride
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Michaelmas 2009   God and some Fellows of Trinity
Dr Scott Mandelbrote Click here to download PDF... Isaac Newton
Professor Angela Leighton FBA Click here to download PDF... A.E. Housman
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Ludwig Wittgenstein
Professor Boyd Hilton FBA Click here to download PDF... F.D. Maurice
The Revd Dr Jessica Martin
Click here to download PDF... George Herbert
Professor Martin Rudwick Click here to download PDF... Adam Sedgwick
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Easter 2009   Composers
Dr John Butt   Johann Sebastian Bach
The Revd Stephen Shipley Click here to download PDF... Benjamin Britten
Mr David Trendell   William Byrd
The Revd Robert Sweeney   Henry Purcell
The Revd Dr Michael Banner   Spirituals
The Very Revd Robert MacCarthy Click here to download PDF... Whitsun
The Revd Professor Sarah Coakley Click here to download PDF... Trinity
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Lent 2009   I am that I am: what we don’t know about God
The Revd Dr Jessica Martin Click here to download PDF... Speaking in time
The Revd Nick Moir
Click here to download PDF... Hide and seek: a playful God?
The Rt Revd Robert Atwell Click here to download PDF... The darkness of God
The Rt Revd Robert Hardy Click here to download PDF... Puzzling reflections
Professor David Martin Click here to download PDF... False images and a true likeness
Dr Joel Cabrita   Knowing the unknown Zulu God: the Bishop and the convert
Professor John Bowker Click here to download PDF... Bread in the wilderness
The Ven. John Beer Click here to download PDF... What we don't know about God
Geoffrey Hill Click here to download PDF... Ash Wednesday: Christian repentance
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Michaelmas 2008   God in the nineteenth century
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Goya
Professor Simon Conway Morris Click here to download PDF... Darwin
Dr Mark Berry Click here to download PDF... Wagner
Professor Angela Leighton Click here to download PDF... Tennyson
Professor Nicholas Lash
Click here to download PDF... Newman
Professor Terry Eagleton Click here to download PDF... Nietzsche and Christ
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Easter 2008    
The Rt Revd Lord Harries of Pentregarth Click here to download PDF... Hope
Dr Lance Stone Click here to download PDF... Feeling Christ as absent
Professor Linda Woodhead Click here to download PDF... Pentecost
Father Fergus Kerr Click here to download PDF... Trinity
Father Alban McCoy
   
Professor Robert Gordon    
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Joseph of Arimathea
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Lent 2008   Theological and moral questions posed by Shakespeare’s plays
The Revd Dr Michael Banner   A Midsummer Night’s Dream – love
Professor Brian Cummings Click here to download PDF... Hamlet – chance
The Revd Professor Ben Quash Click here to download PDF... King Lear – recognition
The Revd Dr Jessica Martin
Click here to download PDF... Pericles – reconciliation
Dr Nicholas Adams
Click here to download PDF... Macbeth – fate
The Revd Alice Goodman   Henry IV (parts 1 and 2) – fat men
Dr Eric Griffiths   Richard II – the word
Dominic Rowland Click here to download PDF... Corporate Evensong
Geoffrey Hill Click here to download PDF... Ash Wednesday
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Michaelmas 2007
  Some books of the Bible
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... Ecclesiastes

The Revd Alice Goodman
(replacing Professor Daniel Hardy)

  Psalms
The Rt Revd Michael Scott-Joynt Click here to download PDF... Jeremiah
The Revd Michael Goater Click here to download PDF... Ruth
The Rt Revd Ian Cundy
  Luke
The Revd Dr John Binns
  Revelation
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Easter 2007    
Msgr Tony Rogers    
Professor Nigel Biggar Click here to download PDF... 'Wishful' thinking and the Resurrection
The Rt Revd Tom Wright    
The Revd Dr Charles Elliott    
Professor Ann Loades CBE    
Professor David Ford
   
The Revd Dr Michael Banner    
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Lent 2007   Picturing the life of Christ
The Revd Dr Michael Banner Click here to download PDF... The Epiphany – Bruegel the Elder: The Adoration of the Kings
The Revd Dr Jessica Martin
Click here to download PDF... The Circumcision – School of Bellini: The Circumcision
The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby
The Baptism – Greek icon, Recklinghausen: The Baptism of Christ
The Revd Dr Ben Quash
Click here to download PDF... The Calling of the Disciples – Caravaggio: The Calling of St Matthew
Mr Neil MacGregor
Christ’s teaching –  Bruegel the Elder: The Woman Taken in Adultery
The Revd Canon Professor David Brown Click here to  download PDF... The Last Supper – Dali: The Sacrament of the Last Supper
The Rt Revd Professor Stephen Sykes Click here to download PDF... The Crucifixion – Tintoretto: The Crucifixion of Christ
The Revd Canon Andrew Greany Click here to download PDF... The Resurrection –  Spencer: The Resurrection, Cookham
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Michaelmas 2006    
The Rt Revd Anthony Russell    
The Revd Dr Michael Banner    
The Revd Canon Dr Jane Steen    
The Revd Edward Dowler    
The Revd Canon Fr Alvyn Pettersen Click here to download PDF... ‘Becoming the saints we are’
The Revd Dr Tim Jenkins    
The Revd Alice Goodman    
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Memorial sermons
   
The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
Click here to download PDF... Susanne Davidson, 14 May 2011
Sir John Bradfield Click here to download PDF... Denis Marrian, 16 February 2008
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres Click here to download PDF... Harry Williams, 13 May 2006
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