Bishop Karen's address for the start of Advent "The eagerness to get the decorations up and the lights on the tree is a reflection of our need to cheer ourselves up and bring some light into our lives almost as soon as the clocks go back."
Sermons and Addresses
Bishop Stephen's sermon for the beginning of Advent. "There is something unsettling about total darkness, even when in a cathedral of goodness. Total darkness. Anything could go wrong."
Bishop Stephen's sermon for Safeguarding Sunday, at Salisbury Cathedral.
Sermon from the service at Salisbury Cathedral to admit to the College of Canons the Dean of Jersey and the Dean of Guernsey, to mark the attachment of the Channel Islands to the Diocese.
The College of Bishops met for three days this week to discuss the Living in Love and Faith Process. The College includes all bishops. We were pleased by the level of engagement, grace and honest discussion from everyone present. Working in groups, we were able to express hopes and concerns in a context of prayer and fellowship. The Eucharist was celebrated each day. Much time was spent reflecting on passages from scripture which included:
Sunday 18 September 2022 by +Stephen, Bishop of Salisbury
Over 40 Sudanese bishops and their spouses were welcomed to Salisbury Cathedral on 8 August, this is Bishop Stephen's welcoming address
To our well beloved in Christ, Stephen David Lake, now Bishop and Pastor of the Diocese of Salisbury, Greeting.
Hello. Thirty four years ago I was ordained on the very spot from where I have just been presented to you as your bishop.