Michael Sadgrove

Michael Sadgrove was Dean of Durham Cathedral between 2003 and 2015.

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10 Deadly Sins of Preaching

Preaching is an art form that can take years to master. In this extract from his book, Michael Sadgrove shares his experiences of what makes a bad sermon... Preaching is certainly our duty, and it is often our joy. But duty and joy are not by themselves enough. The answer must be,&nbs…

Added about 7 months ago.

An Easter Message

A very happy Easter to all our readers and authors from everyone from Sacristy Press! As our Easter gift to you, here’s an extract from a poignant Easter sermon by Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham Cathedral, which can be found in full in his book Christ in a Choppie Box: Sermo…

Added about 8 months ago.

Michael Sadgrove: Advent and Christmas in Troubled Times

GUEST BLOG: In this extended Christmas blog, Michael Sadgrove considers what Advent and Christmas mean in these politically uncertain times.  Michael Sadgrove is the Dean Emeritus of Durham and author of Christ in a Choppie Box: Sermons from North East England. Pho…

Added about a year ago.

Brexit Blog: An Unknown Future

Michael Sadgrove, former Dean of Durham, shares his views on the EU referendum.  In Christ in a Choppie Box I included a sermon preached in Germany on the anniversary of the allied bombing of Lübeck in 1942. I said: “A united democratic Europe is our best hope for peace in a world…

Added about a year ago.

Black Friday to Good Friday

Michael Sadgrove, in this guest blog, reflects on the annual pre-Christmas sport that is Black Friday In America it is Thanksgiving Day. It was one of the best ideas of the founding fathers of the fledgling state, to take a day each year to focus on gratitude for all that is lovely and goo…

Added about 2 years ago.

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