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On this page you will find a selection of the sermons preached at St Paul's Cathedral. You can also watch sermons onlineFor details of preachers please download a music list.

Sermon preached on Easter Sunday (20 April 2014) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at gratitude and says that we should all 'resolve to be more grateful to God and more affirming of each other.'

20 April 2014

Sermon preached on Maundy Thursday (17 April 2014) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
On Maundy Thursday, The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at leadership and says it is 'not about crowns and coronets but about towels and basins'

17 April 2014

Sermon preached on the Fifth Sunday of Lent (6 April 2014) by the Very reverend David Ison, Dean
How well do you get on with your family, friends and neighbours?

06 April 2014

Sermon preached at the 72nd Service of the United Guilds of the City of London (4 April 2014) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
How do you choose your Master, Prime Warden or Upper Bailiff? Or your Lord Mayor? And how much does it matter who gets chosen?

04 April 2014

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Lent (16 March 2014) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman
'Counting the Cost' No disrespect to the reserve team of Doncaster Rovers football club, but they don't get large crowds coming to support them – by all accounts some 40-50 die-hard football fans to their reserve team matches.

16 March 2014

Sermon preached on the First Sunday of Lent (9 March 2014) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer
The Country and Western singer Mac Davis may not be a household name but his song 'O Lord it's hard to be humble' is a classic.

09 March 2014

Sermon preached on Ash Wednesday (5 March 2014) by the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
The Right Reverend Richard Chartres preaches at the Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday.

05 March 2014

Sermon preached at the Installation of Tricia Hillas as Canon Pastor and Pim Baxter as Lay Canon (4 March 2014) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison welcomes Tricial Hillas and Pim Baxter to the Chapter of St Paul's at a special Evensong service on Shrove Tuesday.

04 March 2014

Sermon preached on the Sunday before Lent (2 March 2014) by Sally Muggeridge, Immediate Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Marketors
Sally Muggeridge, Immediate Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Marketors, reflects on the needs of the church for hands on involvement, and the essential requirement for us to embrace opportunities to serve in our spiritual lives, always open to hearing God’s will.

02 March 2014

Sermon preached on the Last Sunday before Lent (2 March 2014) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer
'Don't do something – just sit there' I had never come across a joke about installing a computer programme till this one was sent to me this week.

02 March 2014

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday before Lent (23 February 2014) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison looks at the different ways we approach our lives and concludes that that 'God looks to the good of the whole and sees us as a creation to be loved rather than a problem to be solved'.

23 February 2014

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday before Lent (16 February 2014) by the Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley looks at 'mess' and concludes that God shatters the prisons and liberates the hearts of those who do not fit into obvious boxes.

16 February 2014

Sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday before Lent (9 February 2014) by The Reverend Dr Will Lamb, Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge
The Reverend Dr Will Lamb looks at 'ekklesia' and concludes that it is 'an integral part of the mystery of salvation'.

09 February 2014

Sermon preached on Candlemas (2 February 2014) by Reverend Niall Weir, Rector of St Paul’s Church, West Hackney
The Reverend Niall Weir looks at preconceptions and misconceptions.

02 February 2014

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Epiphany (26 January 2014) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at prophecy and testimony and concludes that they are the 'vehicles whereby divine and human encounter one another'.

26 January 2014

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Epiphany (19 January 2014) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at truth and revelation and concludes 'God has been in the business of revelation from the beginning of the world'.

19 January 2014

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Christmas (5 January 2014) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at romance in the Christian faith and says 'the divine presence is everywhere in all of its sensuality and intimacy'.

05 January 2014

Sermon preached on the First Sunday of Christmas (29 December 2013) by The Right Reverend Dorsey W M McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh
The Right Reverend Dorsey W M McConnell looks at sin and forgiveness.

29 December 2013

Sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday of Advent (22 December 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison looks at Heaven and says 'Heaven starts now by building our relationship with God in Jesus Christ through prayer, worship and service.'

22 December 2013

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Advent (15 December 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison discusses hell and says 'God is not Mr Nice or Mr Nasty - God is Mr Love.'

15 December 2013

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Advent (8 December 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison looks at judgement and says 'it’s learning to judge ourselves truly that’s the basic life skill'.

08 December 2013

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Advent (8 December 2013) by Christina Rees, Senior Partner at Media Maxima
Christina Rees speaks about the awkwardness of Advent and asks 'as we contemplate the Second Coming, for what am I still waiting and watching?

08 December 2013

Sermon preached on the First Sunday of Advent (1 December 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison discusses death and says that it is love and relationships that give our life meaning in the face of death.

01 December 2013

Sermon preached on the Feast of Christ the King (24 November 2013) by the Reverend Canon Chris Chivers,
Samuel 8: 4-20  John 18: 33-37

24 November 2013

Sermon preached at the Service of Remembrance for the Barts Health NHS Trust (17 November 2013) by The Right Reverend Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney
The Right Reverend Adrian Newman looks at the transience of all life and says "our ability to let go of people when they die is profoundly important."

17 November 2013

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday before Advent (17 November 2013) by The Reverend Mark Poulson, Vicar, St John, Southall
The Reverend Mark Poulson speaks at the start of Inter-Faith Week and says we can 'overcome out fear of rejection when we share our faith with others'.

17 November 2013

Sermon preached on Remembrance Sunday (10 November 2013) by the Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley preaches on Remembrance Sunday.

10 November 2013

Sermon preached on Remembrance Sunday (10 November 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison discusses remembrance and says, Do not be boastful and false to the truth.

10 November 2013

Sermon preached on the last Sunday after Trinity (27 October 2013) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel asks 'who are we to judge?' and says we should be more like God is when it comes to showing grace and mercy.

27 October 2013

Sermon preached on the last Sunday after Trinity (27 October 2013) by The Reverend Sarah Eynstone, Minor Canon and Chaplain
The Reverend Sarah Eynstone discusses St Jude and St Simon, on the eve of their feast day.

27 October 2013

Sermon preached on the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity (20 October 2013) by Professor Ann Loades CBE, Professor Emeritus of Divinity, University of Durham
Professor Ann Loades preaches on the occasion of the installation of new Prebendaries at the Cathedral and Sir Christopher Wren's birthday.

20 October 2013

Sermon preached on the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity (20 October 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel preaches on 'letting the mask slip'.

20 October 2013

Sermon preached on the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (13 October 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at misquotation in literature but concludes none of the 31,000 verses of scripture in the Bible 'can deny that simple divine truth'.

13 October 2013

Sermon preached on the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (13 October 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
At the beginning of Hate Crime Awareness Week, the Very Reverend David Ison looks at fear and those who live their lives afraid.

13 October 2013

Sermon preached on the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (6 October 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the idea of differing degrees of faith and says: 'we cannot make ourselves more worthy of God’s grace but we can make ourselves more grateful of it.'

06 October 2013

Sermon preached on the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity (25 August 2013) by the Reverend Vanessa Baron, Chaplain of St Paul's Girls School, Hammersmith
Luke 13:10-17 It was Philip Larkin who said that every story consisted of a beginning, a muddle and an end!

25 August 2013

Sermon preached on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (18 August 2013) by Sheenagh Burrell of the Diocese of London
Isaiah 28: 9-22; 2 Corinthians 8: 1-9 There’s a Hebrew proverb tucked into the reading from Isaiah, in verse 20, that conveys such a vivid picture: ‘For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on it and the covering too narrow to wrap oneself in it’.

18 August 2013

Sermon preached on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (18 August 2013) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer
The Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman looks at the Shalom Peace with Justice of God – interpreting the Present time.

18 August 2013

Sermon preached on the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (11 August 2013) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer
The Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman looks at 'travelling light' – the economy of God's heaven on earth.

11 August 2013

Sermon preached on the Tenth Sunday after Trinity (4 August 2013) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer
The Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman looks at human sexuality and says that we should 'reclaim God's good gift'

04 August 2013

Sermon preached on the Ninth Sunday after Trinity (28 July 2013) by the Reverend Erica Longfellow, Dean of Divinity, Chaplain and Fellow, New College, Oxford
The Reverend Erica Longfellow looks at Thomas Jefferson, St Paul's letters to the Corinthians and the recent case of the Church of England's investment in short-term loan companies, saying 'it is part of human nature for good people to do bad things'.

28 July 2013

Sermon preached on the Sixth Sunday after Trinity (7 July 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison looks at our position in relation to Jesus, and says that those who have found Christ need to walk ahead of him 'to show their neighbours how much they are missing if they pass Jesus by'.

07 July 2013

Sermon preached on the Fifth Sunday after Trinity (30 June 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the 'good' Samaritan and says that non-retaliation is The Christian Way and is non-negotiable.

30 June 2013

Sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (23 June 2013) by the Reverend Graeme Fancourt, Priest-in-Charge designate of St Luke with St Bartholomew, Reading
On the Eve of the Feast of the birth of St John the Baptist, The Reverend Graeme Fancourt looks at progress within the Church.

23 June 2013

Sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (23 June 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at how the repetition of liturgy doesn't show a lack of imagination, but instead takes us 'from earth to heaven'.

23 June 2013

Sermon preached at the City of London Festival Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (23 June 2013) by the Reverend Ronald Corp
The Reverend Rondal Corp celebrates the start of the City of London Festival.

23 June 2013

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday after Trinity (16 June 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison looks at protest, and using the story of St Paul says that the use of violence is "alien to the Christian view of the world".

16 June 2013

Sermon preached on the First Sunday after Trinity (2 June 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, exactly 60 years on, and says 'human authority is cast aside in the presence of divine authority'.

03 June 2013

Address given on the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (2 June 2013) by William Shawcross, CVO
William Shawcross, CVO, looks back 60 years to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

02 June 2013

Sermon preached on the First Sunday after Trinity (2 June 2013) by the Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman, Treasurer
The Reverend Canon Philippa Boardman looks at St Paul as a man who caused riots, the controversies caused by the Ten Commandments through the ages and how those Commandments can be part of our lives today.

02 June 2013

Sermon preached on Trinity Sunday (26 May 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the 'revelation' of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and says that our worship of God will sustain us, 'no matter what'.

28 May 2013

Sermon preached on Trinity Sunday (26 May 2013) by the Reverend Canon Brian Watchorn, Dean Emeritus of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
The Reverend Canon Brian Watchorn asks 'what's in a name?' and on Trinity Sunday reaffirms that 'God is indeed great'.

28 May 2013

Address given at the Thanksgiving Service for the 75th anniversary of the Royal Voluntary Service (22 May 2013) by Patricia Routledge CBE
Patricia Routledge, CBE, Ambassador of the Royal Voluntary Service talks of the past, present and future of the organisation.

24 May 2013

Sermon preached at the Thanksgiving Service for the 75th anniversary of the Royal Voluntary Service (22 May 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the work of the Royal Voluntary Service and talks about the 'priceless' value of the love its volunteers offer.

23 May 2013

Sermon preached on the Day of Pentecost (19 May 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at opinion and wisdom and that 'Pentecost obliges us to look at things – that is, life, the universe and everything (including the Church) – through God’s eyes'.

21 May 2013

Sermon preached at the Corporation of the Sons and Friends of the Clergy Annual Festival (14 May 2013) by the Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
The Right Reverend Graham James looks at the important work of the Sons of the Clergy at the organisation's annual service at St Paul's.

15 May 2013

Sermon preached at the Diocesan Choirs Festival (11 May 2013) by the Right Reverend Michael Colclough, Canon Pastor
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough looks at the gift of singing and how 'God made all of you and that he gave you all a voice'.

14 May 2013

Sermon preached on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, the Sunday after Ascension (12 May 2013) by the Very Reverend David Ison, dean
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, looks at the Ascension and the promise of 'hope beyond death'.

13 May 2013

Address to conclude the Mind of the Maker series (12 May 2013) given by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel gives the address at the end of the Mind of the Maker series, at which four famous faces spoke about their faith.

13 May 2013

Address given at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher (17 April 2013) by the Bishop of London
The Address given by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres, KCVO, Bishop of London at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, FRS

17 April 2013

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Easter (14 April 2013) by The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor
Ahead of the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher, The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley looks at the 'gospel truth' of a Christian funeral.

15 April 2013

Sermon preached on Palm Sunday (24 March 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at our relationship with God and how we should stand with the poor and oppressed this Holy Week.

25 March 2013

Sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday of Lent (10 March 2013) by the Reverend Canon Vernon White, Canon Theologian, Westminster Abbey
The Reverend Canon Vernon White looks at the 'truth of our lives' and argues that it cannot be found in just one moment.

12 March 2013

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Lent (3 March 2013) by the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford
The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor looks at the importance of presence and says that one of the marks of being a Christian is that we should be present.

11 March 2013

Sermon (ii) preached on the Second Sunday of Lent (24 February 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
  The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at our relationship with God as well as the Church's mission and evangelism

27 February 2013

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Lent (24 February 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at what makes a Christian a Christian, and discovers that discipleship is more than a 'hobby or a sideline'.

25 February 2013

Sermon preached on the First Sunday of Lent (17 February 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at religious tradition ans asks if it creates a kind of 'spiritual quarantine'.

18 February 2013

Sermon preached on the First Sunday of Lent (17 February 2013) by the Reverend Dr Christopher Burden, Canon Theologion, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
The Reverend Dr Christopher Burden talks about fasting, feasting and letting go.

18 February 2013

Sermon preached on Ash Wednesday (13 February 2013) by the Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the rise of evil through 'good men doing nothing' and asks, on Ash Wednesday, what is it we can take-up rather than give-up.

13 February 2013

Sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany by the Reverend William Van Der Hart, Vicar St Peter's Church West Harrow
The Reverend William Van Der Hart looks at God coming out of the desert.

29 January 2013

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Epiphany (20 January 2013) by the Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The very Reverend Dr David Ison looks at a special week in the Church and asks if we're doing our bit for Christian unity.

21 January 2013

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Epiphany (13 January 2013) by the Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison looks at the Baptism of Christ and asks 'is your heart in it?'

13 January 2013

Sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Epiphany (13 January 2013) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the Baptism of Christ, the feast day celebrated on this Sunday.

12 January 2013

Sermon preached on The Epiphany (6 January 2013) by the Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison looks at the Feast of Epiphany, and asks if Christmas was 'a good time' or 'deeply joyful'.

06 January 2013

Sermon preached at the Christmas Carol Services (23&24 December 2012) by the Reverend Canon Mark Oakley
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Treasurer, looks at the most important aspects of Christmas - love, relationship, connection, trust, wisdom - and asks us to be loyal to the future.

24 December 2012

Sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Advent (16 December 2012) by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend David Ison asks: 'What are you afraid of?'

16 December 2012

Sermon preached on the third Sunday of Advent (16 December 2012) by The Reverend Richard Carter, Curate of St Martin-in-the-Fields
The Reverend Richard Carter looks further into his church's 2012 Advent theme - Coming, Ready or Not.

16 December 2012

Sermon preached on the first Sunday of Advent (2 December 2012) by The Reverend Anna Macham, Succentor of Southwark Cathedral
The Reverend Anna Macham, looks at the coming of Christ in Advent and how it affirms our value and restores our dignity.

03 December 2012

Sermon preached on the first Sunday of Advent (2 December 2012) by The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Treasurer, looks at the current state of the Church of England and asks, where is the Church that is loyal to the future?

03 December 2012

Sermon preached on the Feast of Christ the King (25 November 2012) by The Reverend Canon michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at inclusivity, referring to the vote on women bishops and Jesus' representation in Holman Hunt's 'The Light of the World'.

27 November 2012

Sermon preached on the Feast of Christ the King (25 November 2012) by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison looks at the history and meaning of The Feast of Christ the King.

27 November 2012

Sermon preached on the second Sunday before Advent (18 November 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the strength of our hope, referring to the current situation in the Middle East.

19 November 2012

Sermon preached on the third Sunday before Advent, Remembrance Sunday (11 November 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the human quest for life by focusing on the often ignored statue to the Kinder Transport at Liverpool Street Station.

12 November 2012

Sermon preached on the fourth Sunday before Advent (4 November 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
'Shemas and shibboleths'. The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor, looks at the 'extraordinary' behaviour of religious people and Jesus' response to the hierarchy of the Commandments.

08 November 2012

Sermon preached on the twentieth Sunday after Trinity (21 October 2012) by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison looks at the meaning of the Sabbath, Pharisees and how complex issues can’t be resolved by simply quoting individual texts.

23 October 2012

Sermon preached on the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (14 October 2012) by The Right Reverend Michael Colclough, Canon Pastor
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough looks at Jesus' meeting with a stranger asking how he could inherit eternal life, and how Jesus wanted to love the man into the Kingdon of Heaven, but in the end the important thing was what the man wanted.

16 October 2012

Sermon preached on the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (30 September 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the idea we all go to heaven or hell, and asks, 'is it that simple?'.

30 September 2012

Sermon preached for the Installation of Reverend Jonathan Coore as Succentor (19 September 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at risk taking under the dome of St Paul's Cathedral and how there is no desire to bury our heads in the sand.

19 September 2012

Sermon preached on the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (16 September 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the natural human instinct to take sides, but that 'sitting on the fence' allows people of faith to focus entirely on God.

17 September 2012

Sermon preached on the twelfth Sunday after Trinity (26 August 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the 'humility of the race', on the day that St Paul's hosted a service for the opening of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

28 August 2012

Sermon preached on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (26 August 2012) by Professor Peter McCullough, Lay Canon
Professor Peter McCullough looks at both the simplicity and complexity of sharing, as well as what we mean by 'communication'.

26 August 2012

Sermon (i) preached on the ninth Sunday after Trinity (5 August 2012) by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Dean of St Paul's looks at passion and sex in the Bible, particularly in the Song of Songs.

05 August 2012

Sermon (ii) preached on the ninth Sunday after Trinity (5 August 2012) by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Dean of St Paul's looks at the Olympic crowds and says that in his day, Jesus was the crowd-puller - the 'attraction that people wanted to see'.

05 August 2012

Sermon preached on the eighth Sunday after Trinity (29 July 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at Miracle and Parable - and asks, are they two sides of the same coin?

01 August 2012

Sermon preached on the eighth Sunday after Trinity (29 July 2012) by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean
The Dean of St Paul's looks at the power of crowds, focusing on the summer riots of 2011 and the uplifting nature of the Olympic Torch.

30 July 2012

Sermon preached on the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene (22 July 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the life of Mary Magdalene – the First Apostle

23 July 2012

Sermon preached on the sixth Sunday after Trinity (15 July 2012) by The Reverend Andrew Hammond
'Daring to be Christian'. The Revd Andrew Hammond preaches his last sermon as Succentor of St Paul's before moving to his new ministry as Vicar of St Mary, Willesden.

17 July 2012

Sermon preached on the sixth Sunday after Trinity (15 July 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
‘God be with you till we meet again.’

16 July 2012

Sermon preached on the fifth Sunday after Trinity (8 July 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at strength in numbers.

08 July 2012

Sermon preached at the Friends of St Paul's Cathedral's 60th anniversary Evensong (4 July 2012) by the Very Revd Dr David Ison
Congratulations to the Friends of St Paul's in this its 60th anniversary year: a truly Elizabethan organisation.

04 July 2012

Sermon preached on the fourth Sunday after Trinity (1 July 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at mixing religion and politics, and asks whether there is 'too much democracy'.

02 July 2012

Sermon preached by The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, at the service of rededication to the Church Urban Fund (18 June 2012)
This may possibly be the shortest text for a sermon that you will hear for some time. It is the word ‘see’ - the first word of our first lesson.

18 June 2012

Sermon preached by The Very Revd Dr David Ison on the occasion of his installation as Dean of St Paul's Cathedral
What is this event about? It's important for this cathedral and for its ongoing story: another chapter unfolds. But this is a very minor footnote in the unfolding of the kingdom of God: the important thing isn't what we do this evening, but what will we do as a result of it, together.

25 May 2012

Sermon preached on the fifth Sunday of Easter (6 May 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at God’s love and mercy through imagination and poetry.

08 May 2012

Sermon preached on 2 May 2012 by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres
St Paul's Cathedral –350th anniversary of the 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer.

04 May 2012

Sermon preached on the fourth Sunday of Easter (29 April 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at the 'conversation' we have with God using the three best known sets of text in the Church of England

30 April 2012

Sermon preached on the First Sunday after Easter (15 April) by Prof Peter McCullough, Lay Canon
Professor Peter McCullough, Lay Canon, looks at 'Low Sunday', and why we should 'savour' the Easter peace in the weeks following all the drama of Holy Week.

26 April 2012

Sermon preached on Easter Day (8 April 2012) by The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley looks at the modern gods of Gloss, Obese, Instantaneous and Punch, and how Christians should speak out for their faith and their belief in the true God.

10 April 2012

Sermon preached on the fourth Sunday of Lent (18 March 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor, looks at the mystery surrounding Jesus' preaching in the temple at a young age

19 March 2012

Sermon preached on the third Sunday of Lent (11 March 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel looks at King Zedekiah's 'strategy and realism' and St Paul's 'opportunism and joy' and whether tragedy and comedy together make up the reality of the world.

13 March 2012

Sermon preached on the third Sunday of Lent (11 March 2012) by The Reverend Dominic Barrington, Rector, St Peter and St Paul, Kettering
The Reverend Dominic Barrington looks at Christian mission and Christian ministry, believing: 'I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.'

13 March 2012

Sermon preached on the third Sunday of Lent (11 March 2012) by The Reverend Andrew Hammond
The Reverend Andrew Hammond, Succentor, looks at a 'rampaging' Jesus and how his instruction to ‘destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up' was far from literal.

12 March 2012

Sermon preached on the second Sunday of Lent (4 March 2012) by The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel discovers the strength of prophecy when combined with humility and how those of us who have faith in Christ Jesus should all ultimately be prophets.

05 March 2012

Meditations preached on Ash Wednesday (22 February 2012) by Reverend Sarah Eynstone, Chaplain
On Ash Wednesday, Rev Sarah Eynstone held a series of four liturgies and meditations. In these, she contemplated how poverty, chastity and obedience can give us the freedom to grow into the full stature of our humanity through following in the way of Christ.

23 February 2012

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