Throughout this year Bishop Steven has encouraged the whole Diocese to reflect together on the Beatitudes and what it means for each of us: to be more Christ-like, contemplative, compassionate and courageous.

During Lent 2018, sermons at our 11am Choral Eucharist will help us to respond to this call as individuals and as the Cathedral Church by exploring a specific beatitude each week.


11 March 2018 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart'

The Fourth Sunday of Lent, The Revd Clare Hayns, College Chaplain [click for text transcript]

4 March 2018 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness'

The Third Sunday of Lent, The Revd Canon Dr Grant Bayliss, Diocesan Canon Precentor [click for text transcript]

25 February 2018 ‘Blessed are the poor'

The Second Sunday of Lent, The Revd Lucy Gardner, Honorary Cathedral Chaplain

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18 February 2018 ‘Blessed are the meek'

The First Sunday of Lent, The Revd Canon Dr Edmund Newey, Sub Dean [click for text transcript]