Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop's sermons and speeches


Click below to read a selection of Bishop Christopher's sermons and speeches:

2018

Speeches

- Speech about free school meals, House of Lords, 20 March 2018

- Speech on the Spring Statement, House of Lords, 15 March 2018

Sermons

- Presentation of St Thomas Awards sermon, Portsmouth Cathedral, 29 April 2018

- Easter Sunday sermon, Portsmouth Cathedral, 1 April 2018

- Chrism Eucharist sermon, Maundy Thursday, Portsmouth Cathedral, 29 March 2018

2017

Speeches

Statement at the Al Mahdi Centre, near Fareham, after Westminster terror attack, 26 March 2017

Comments made during debate on Armed Forces Capability, 12 January 2017

Sermons

- Lent Course 2017, on the theme of 'The Five Marks of Mission', led by the bishop at Newport Minster on Wednesday evenings during Lent: week one, week two, week three, week four and week five

2016

Speeches

Brexit and Defence, debate, House of Lords, 8 December 2016

- Social Mobility debate, House of Lords October 27, 2016

- National Citizen Service Bill, Debate, House of Lords October 25, 2016

House of Lords speech on the Queen's Speech, 25 May 2016

House of Lords speech on tax reform, 27 Jan 2016

Sermons

Queen's 90th birthday, Newport Minster April 21, 2016

Isle of Wight Deanery Inauguration January 20, 2016

2015

Speeches

-   House of Lords debate on tax credits, 26 Oct 2015

Sermons

Christmas Day sermon, Portsmouth Cathedral

Easter Day, Portsmouth Cathedral

Chrism Eucharist (Maundy Thursday), Portsmouth Cathedral 2015

2014

Speeches

-  Maiden speech in the House of Lords, 9 April 2014
(recorded interview about his maiden speech is here)

Sermons

Christmas Sermon, Christmas Day, Portsmouth Cathedral

Solemn Commemoration Service to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Portsmouth Cathedral, August 2014

Homily during D-Day 70th anniversary service, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Portsmouth Cathedral, June 2014

Easter Day, Portsmouth Cathedral

Chrism Eucharist (Maundy Thursday), Portsmouth Cathedral 2014

2013

Speeches

-  University of Winchester, October 2013

Sermons

Christmas Sermon, Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve, Portsmouth Cathedral

Christmas message, published in The News, Christmas Eve

Easter Day

Chrism Eucharist

2012

Sermons

Christmas Sermon, Christmas Day, Portsmouth Cathedral

The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, 3 June 2012

Easter Day

Chrism Eucharist

2010

Sermons

 -  Installation service, 18 September 2010