Sermons and Preachers
On this page you can find a list of this term's preachers, with brief biographies and links to their sermons (where available). Click on the PDF symbols to download the sermons. There is also a link to our archive of preachers and sermons.
Easter Term 2013 - Sunday Evensong (6.15pm)
|28 April||The Resurrection
||Michelangelo The Risen Christ||Dr Frank Salmon
||Doubt||Conegliano The Incredulity of St Thomas||The Rt Hon. Ann Widdecombe
||Supper at Emmaus
||Caravaggio The Supper at Emmaus||Professor Francis Watson
||Whitsun||El Greco Pentecost||The Right Revd John Pritchard
||Trinity||Rublev The Trinity||Father Alban McCoy
||This service will be ticketed.
Application forms will be circulated at the beginning of May.
|The Most Revd & Right Hon. Justin Welby|
||The Life of the Church
||Van Gogh The Sower||The Dean of Chapel
Frank Salmon is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He specialises in the history of post-medieval British architecture in its European contexts. His first book, Building on Ruins: The Rediscovery of Rome and English Architecture (2000) won the 2001 Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society and the 2002 Kostof Prize of the American Society of Architectural Historians. More recently he has been working on Greek archaeology and antiquarianism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and has written major essays on the subject. Dr Salmon is currently carrying out research on the public architecture of William Kent.
Ann Widdecombe is a former Minister of State and Shadow Home Secretary. She was born in Bath, Somerset, and educated at the Royal Naval School Singapore and La Sainte Union Convent, Bath. She graduated from Birmingham University (BA Hons Latin) and Oxford University (BA Hons Politics, Philosophy and Economics). She worked in marketing at Unilever from 1973 to 1975 and was Senior Administrator at London University from 1975 to 1987. From 1987 to 2010 she served as the Member of Parliament for Maidstone and held several ministerial posts: Under Secretary of State for Social Security (1990, specializing in pensions), Shadow Health Secretary (1998) and Shadow Home Secretary (1999). She retired at the last General Election and is currently engaged in writing her fifth novel.
Francis Watson is Professor of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham. He joined the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham in 2007 after eight years as holder of the Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Aberdeen and fifteen years at King’s College London, latterly as Reader in Biblical Theology. He specialises in New Testament studies, but also has interests in theological hermeneutics and the history of biblical interpretation. His major new book, Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective, is being published this summer.
John Pritchard has been Bishop of Oxford since 2007, before which he was Bishop of Jarrow. He has written twelve books on various aspects of Christian living, including How to Pray, Life and Work of a Priest, Going to Church: A User’s Guide, God Lost and Found and Living Jesus. He enjoys a wide teaching ministry in this country and abroad, and relishes making the Christian faith accessible and interesting. His wider responsibilities include chairing the Church of England’s Board of Education and being the episcopal spokesperson on education in the House of Lords.
Alban McCoy is the Catholic Chaplain at Fisher House, University of Cambridge, and also the religious books editor of The Tablet. He is the author of An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Christian Ethics (2004) and An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Catholicism (2005).
Justin Welby is the Archbishop of Canterbury, and a Trinity alumnus. His official biography may be found here.