Sermons

Bishop of Durham Preaches at Installation of Canons

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham's sermon from the licensing of canons at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 5th November 2017. LICENSING OF CATHEDRAL CANONS Sunday November 5th 2017 Margaret Masson (Lay); Val Shedden, Dorothy Snowball, David Tomlinson (Clergy) Isaiah 66.20-33 & Ephesians 1.11-end INTRODUCTION We are in the season of remembering. Today it...

Bishop of Durham Preaches at Reformation 500 Service

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham's sermon from the Reformation 500 service at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 29th October 2017.   Durham Cathedral – October 29th Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3.19-28; John 8.31-36 INTRODUCTION ‘They are now justified by his grace as a gift’. For Martin Luther it was the question of...

Sermon from the Mothers Union Commissioning 2017

MOTHERS UNION COMMISSIONING Durham Cathedral Sunday June 11th 2017  INTRODUCTION 4 million members in 83 countries makes the Mothers Union one of the largest Christian voluntary organisations in the world. Here in Durham there are 72 branches across the diocese with around 1,700 members. Yet it all began with the vision of...

Sermon for the installation of canons 2017

INSTALLATION OF SHEILA BAMBER, MARGARET VAUGHAN & ANDREW ROGERS AS CATHEDRAL CANONS Sunday 18th June 2017, Durham Cathedral Deuteronomy 10.12-11.1 & Acts 23.12-end INTRODUCTION  We meet to worship and pray in this ancient Cathedral, with all its signs of worship, prayer, stability and safety in the shadow of the horrific tragedy of Grenfell...