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Sermons, addresses and speeches given by the Bishop of London and others.

Phoenix from the Ashes Great Fire Commemoration St Stephen Walbrook
/ 5 September 2016

Phoenix from the Ashes

A sermon broadcast by the BBC from St Stephen Walbrook, a church by Sir Christopher Wren in the City of London, to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.


The Bishop of London Richard Chartres at 350 commemoration of Great Fire of London St Paul's Cathedral
/ 5 September 2016

Out of the Ashes

On the anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the Bishop of London preached at St Paul’s Cathedral.


The Bishop of London preaching
/ 1 July 2016

Commemoration of the Eve of the Somme

The Bishop of London preached at Westminster Abbey on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.


Bishop of London preaching in Mercers' Hall
/ 2 June 2016

St Thomas Becket at Mercers’ Hall

“Very close to this spot in 1120, a child was born to a Norman merchant and his wife, Gilbert and Matilda. It was St Thomas’s day and the child was baptised the same evening.”


The Bishop of London preaching at Southwark Cathedral
/ 26 April 2016

Shakespeare Celebration 2016

The Bishop of London gave a sermon marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


/ 27 March 2016

Easter Day 2016

The Bishop of London’s sermon on Easter Day at St Paul’s Cathedral.


Bishop Richard Chartres preaching at St Paul's Cathedral
/ 24 March 2016

Maundy Thursday 2016

The Bishop of London’s sermon preached at the Chrism Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral on Maundy Thursday.


/ 25 December 2015

Christmas Day 2015

In the beginning was Communication; and the communication was from the side of God.


All Hallows Bow procession with lights
/ 24 December 2015

Christmas Message 2015

“We all need to seek for a greater and richer unity” argues Bishop Richard in his Christmas Message this year.


Tricolor in light at Trafalgar Square, January 2015
/ 17 November 2015

London stands in solidarity with Paris

Bishop Richard reflects on his recent visit to Moscow where he gave a speech at a bi-lateral symposium with the Russian Orthodox Church and also met with Russia’s Islamic leader, the Supreme Mufti.


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