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 nuclear weapons, General Synod, July 8th, 2018

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

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

Sermons

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

- Easter Sunday sermon, Portsmouth Cathedral, April 1st, 2018

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

2017

Speeches

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

Comments made during debate on Armed Forces Capability, January 12th 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, December 8th, 2016

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

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

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

House of Lords speech on tax reform, January 27th, 2016

Sermons

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

Isle of Wight Deanery Inauguration January 20th, 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