Sermons, speeches and writing

last updated on: 17th Sep 2014

The Lord's Spiritual website - details of all the contributions of the Bishop of Leicester in the House of Lords

All the Bishop of Leicester's public addresses:

Statement re Choirmaster John Bellamy
Wednesday 17th September

Installation of Rosy Fairhurst and David Dewdney as Cathedral Canons
Leicester Cathedral Sunday 7th September

70th Anniversary of Arnhem
Somerby Sunday 7th September

Choral Evensong Richard III memorial service
Leicester Cathedral Friday 22nd August

World War One Memorial Service
Leicester Cathedral Sunday 3rd August

Sermon Royal Tigers Association
Leicester Cathedral Sunday 22nd June

Sermon Armed Forces Day
Leicester Cathedral Saturday 21st June

Civic Service
Leicester Cathedral Saturday 8th June

Speech in the House of Lords
House of Lords Thursday 5th June

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod
Saturday 17th May

Sermon to Independent Schools Association Conference
Thursday 15th May

Keynote Address to Independent Schools Association Conference
Thursday 15th May

Sermon to Diocesan Bishops Meeting
Monday 28th April

Maundy Thursday Sermon
Leicester Cathedral April 17th

High Sheriff Service
Leicester Cathedral, April 6th

Ash Wednesday Eucharist
Leicester Cathedral, March 5th

Ad Clerum
February 26th 2014

Immigration Bill Debate
House of Lords, February 10th 2014

Cathedral Midnight Service
Leicester Cathedral, December 24th 2013

Sermon at the Christmas Eucharist for staff of St Martins House, the Cathedral and Bishop's Lodge
Leicester Cathedral, December 20th 2013

Cathedral Carol Service
Leicester Cathedral, December 18th 2013

Ad Clerum
December 9th 2013

Diocesan Synod Presidential Address
Christ the King Beaumont Leys, November 23rd 2013

Debate on Holistic Mission: Social Action and the Church of England
House of Lords, November 21st 2013

Talk to Derby Clergy Conference
Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick, November 18th 2013

Politics and religion Conference
Churchill College Cambridge, November 12th 2013

Evensong
Jesus College Oxford, November 10th 2013

Antoin Akpom funeral
St Peter Highfields Leicester, October 25th 2013

Derek Hole Annual Lecture
University of Leicester, October 23rd 2013

Evensong
Worcester College Oxford, October 20th 2013

County Service
St Mary Lutterworth, October 13th 2013

Called Together service
Leicester Cathedral, October 12th 2013

Clergy Conference sermon
Hayes conference centre, Swanwick September 19th 2013

Diocesan Synod Presidential Address
St Martins House, September 11th 2013

Richard III anniversary of death evensong
Leicester Cathedral, August 22nd 2013

Bishop's charge to ordinands
Launde Abbey, June 29th 2013

Armed Forces Day
Leicester Cathedral, June 22nd 2013

Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters 350th anniversary
St Bride's, Fleet Street London, June 21st 2013

60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth
Leicester Cathedral, June 16th 2013

40th anniversary of the arrival in Britain of Ugandan Asians
Leicester Cathedral, June 15th 2013

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Second Reading
House of Lords, June 3rd 2013

Bishop's Charge at the Installation of the Dean of Leicester
Leicester Cathedral, May 18th 213

Diocesan Synod Presidential Address
Christ the King Beaumont Leys, May 18th 2013

Keynote address to the Leicester Child Poverty conference
St Martins House, May 17th 2013

Easter Sunday
Leicester Cathedral, March 31st 2013

Maundy Thursday
Leicester Cathedral, March 28th 2013

Ad Clerum
March 18th 2013

Diocesan Synod Presidential Address
St Martins House, March 18th 2013

Debate on the Commonwealth
House of Lords, March 7th 2013

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill Second Reading
House of Lords, February 11th 2013

Candlesmas sermon
Leicester Cathedral, February 3rd 2013

Welfare Uprating Bill
House of Lords, Monday 11th February

Wyggeston's Hospital 500th anniversary
Wyggeston's Hospital, January 6th 2013

Midnight Mass sermon
Leicester Cathedral, December 24th 2012

Advent Ad Clerum
December 17th 2012

Equal Marriage
House of Lords, December 11th 2012

Clergy Study Day
November 13th 2012

Ad Clerum: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
November 9th 2012

Looked After Children
House of Lords, October 25th 2012

Glenfield Hospital Question
House of Lords, October 25th 2012

Homosexuals in the Developing World
House of Lords, October 25th 2012

Development Aid
House of Lords, October 22nd 2012

County Service 2012
All Saints with Holy Trinity Loughborough, September 30th 2012

Bishop's Charge to Ordinands
Launde Abbey June 30th 2012

Armed Forces Day
Leicester Cathedral June 23rd 2012

Ad Clerum: Women Bishops - 30 May 2012

Churchwardens' Visitations
Leicester Cathedral May 10th and 16th 2012

Easter Sunday
Leicester Cathedral, April 8th 2012

Maundy Thursday 
Leicester Cathedral, April 5th 2012

Ad Clerum: Lent and Easter 2012
 

Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester service homily
Leicester Cathedral, March 8th 2012

Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester Luncheon Expression of Thanks
St Martins House, March 8th 2012

Derek Hole Lecture 2012
De Montfort University, February 29th 2012

Ad Clerum Lent 2012

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod
Beaumont Leys , February 18th 2012

Midnight Mass
Leicester Cathedral, December 24th 2011

Christmas Carol service
Leicester Cathedral, December 18th 2011

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod
Samworth Enterprise Academy, November 19th 2011

High Sheriffs' Service
Leicester Cathedral, October 23rd 2011

Christian Aid Christmas Appeal
Letter October 2011

County Service 2011
St John Enderby October 2nd 2011

Clergy Conference final eucharist homily
Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick September 20th 2011

Clergy Conference final talk
Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick September 20th 2011

Clergy Conference opening talk
Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick September 20th 2011

Welfare Reform Bill Second Reading
House of Lords, September 13th 2011

10th anniversary of 9/11
September 7th 2011

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod
September 7th 2011

House of Lords Reform debate
House of Lords, June 21st 2011

Crossing the Threshold: St Martins House
June 10th 2011

Crossing the Threshold: Launde Abbey
May 30th 2011

Leicester Civic Service
May 29th 2011, Leicester Cathedral

Presidential address to Diocesan Synod
May 21st 2011

Lent Pilgrimage Reflections Clergy Letter
May 2011

John Florance: Lent Pilgrimare Reflections
May 2011

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday, April 2011

Good Friday
Good Friday, April 2011

Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday, April 2011

Sermon at  Installation of Johannes Arens as Canon Precentor
Palm Sunday, April 2011

Lent and Easter Ad Clerum
Letter to Clergy, March 2011

Clergy Retreats at Launde: Monday 21 - Friday 25 February

The Priesthood of Christ

The Ministerial Priesthood

The Priesthood of all Believers

 

Child Sexual Exploitation debate
Subject House of Lords, February 1st 2011 (video of the debate can be found at: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=7527&st=15:30:42)

Ad Clerum Advent 2010

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod
November 20th 2010, Samworth Academy

Armed Forces Day 2010
June 26th 2010, Leicester Cathedral

House of Lords reform debate
House of Lords, June 29th 2010

Big Society debate
House of Lords, June 16th 2010

Ramsden Sermon, University of Cambridge
Great St Mary's, Cambridge May 23rd 2010

Queen's Speech - Constitutional reform
House of Lords, May 27th 2010

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod May 2010
Christ the King Beaumont Leys, May 22nd 2010

Statement by Faith Leaders in Leicester and Leicestershire ahead of the General Election 2010
22/04/10

Maundy Thursday 2010
Leicester Cathedral

"Evict the Bishops" debate
Houses of Parliament January 27th 2010

Eulogy for David Taylor MP
Heather Parish Church, January 9th 2010

Child Poverty Bill
House of Lords, January 5th 2010

Christmas Night 2009
Leicester Cathedral December 24th 2009

Code of Conduct debate
House of Lords, November 30th 2009

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod November 2009
Samworth Enterprise Academy, November 21st 2009

Queens Speech - Consitutional reform
House of Lords, November 23rd 2009

County Service 2009
Birstall Methodist Church, October 18th 2009

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod September 2009
Saving Launde Abbey - article in Launde Leaves

General Synod Good Childhood debate
York, July 12th 2009

Armed Forces Day 2009
June 27th 2009, St Mary De Castro

Norwich Cathedral Civic Service
Norwich Cathedral, June 21st 2009

Bishop's visitations to the Archdeaconries May 2009
Leicester Cathedral, May 19th and 20th 2009

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod May 2009
Christ the King, Beaumont Leys Leicester May 16th 2009

Well-being of Children and Families debate
House of Lords, May 14th 2009

Easter Day 2009
Leicester Cathedral: Easter Day: 12 April 2009 at 10.30 am

Maundy Thursday 2009
Leicester Cathedral: Maundy Thursday: 9 April 2009

Good Childhood report debate
House of Lords, February 12th 2009

Westminster Abbey
February 8th 2009

Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod November 2008
Samworth Enterprise Academy, 22nd November 2008

County Service 2008
St Bartholomew, Quorn, 19th October 2008

Diocesan Assembly 2008 Eucharist Sermon
Samworth Enterprise Academy, 20th September 2008

Diocesan Assembly 2008 Address
Samworth Enterprise Academy, 20th September 2008

Presidential address to Diocesan Synod September 2008
Samworth Enterprise Academy, 4th September 2008

Counter Terrorism Bill
House of Lords, Second Reading, 8th July 2008

Ordination charge 2008
Launde Abbey, 26th June 2008

Presidential address to Diocesan Synod May 2008
Christ Church, Beaumont Leys Leicester, 24th May 2008

Leicester Civic Service 2008
Leicester Cathedral 18th May 2008

Role of interfaith dialogue in strengthening society
House of Lords, 2nd May 2008

Housing and Regeneration Bill
House of Lords, Second Reading, 29th April 2008

Bishop's Lent Pilgrimage 2008: Reflections

Maundy Thursday 2008
Leicester Cathedral 20th March 2008 11am

Midnight Mass 2007
Leicester Cathedral 24th December 2007

World Aids Day 2007
Leicester Cathedral 1st December 2007

Queens speech debate 2007
House of Lords 8th November 2007

Presidential address to Diocesan Synod
Samworth Enterprise Academy, 17th November 2007

County Service 2007
All Saints with Holy Trinity, Loughborough 14th October 2007

Clergy Conference Final Eucharist
Swanwick conference centre, 13th September 2007

Service for Diana, Princess of Wales
Leicester Cathedral, 2nd September 2007

Bishop's charge to ordinands
Launde Abbey, 20th June 2007

BBC Radio Leicester 40th anniversary service
Leicester Cathedral, 20th June 2007

Presidential address to Diocesan Synod
St Philip's Church, Leicester 19th May 2007

Cluster Munitions
House of Lords on 17th May 2007

Manudy Thursday 2007
Leicester Cathedral, 5th April 2007 11am

Bi-Centenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Leicester Cathedral on Sunday 25th March 2007

Lent talks 2007
Leicester Cathedral

Welfare Reform Bill
Second Reading, House of Lords, 29th January 2007

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