Bishop Paul’s Sermon given for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Mary’s in the Lace Market, Nottingham
In a special Jubilee message on Wednesday, the Queen spoke about ‘looking to the future with confidence and enthusiasm’. Once more the Queen spoke with resilient hope not based on wishful thinking but inspired by her faith in God before whom, seventy years ago, she dedicated her life to the service of nation and Commonwealth.
I want to begin my address to this Synod by thanking you all for your different ministries as the people of God across the diocese. Over these past few years through all the many challenges and changes we have been living through, I have frequently turned to one of Paul’s prayers in 1 Thessalonians 1: “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by
In Bishop Paul's Easter sermon in the cathedral, he said, “because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, there is always hope.” “With all that is happening in our world at the moment, and maybe in our lives too, we need the Easter story as much as ever. Here is the true story of hope over despair, light over darkness, and the power of love over hatred, because of Jesus.” "Our Easter faith is about the love of God
In his Christmas Day sermon in the cathedral, Bishop Paul speaks about the transforming gift of kindness and love that God brings to our world in-person through the birth of Jesus.
In Bishop Paul’s Advent & Christmas message for 2021, against the backdrop of so much fear in our world, he speaks about “the transforming hope that Jesus brings, which sets people free to be themselves as God intended.”
2020 was an unprecedented year. One that we will not quickly forget. It was dominated by Covid-19 and all the tragic ramifications of that. Untimely death, economic woe and perhaps hardest of all for many of us, significant restrictions on our lives. We all, in our own ways, experienced levels of loneliness and painful loss, having to face up to not being able to pursue our usual routines or engage in life as we are used to doing.
In a sermon given at the Midnight service in Southwell Minster, Bishop Paul spoke about the shining hope held out in the events of the first Christmas.
In his Advent & Christmas message for 2020, the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, Paul Williams offers a message of hope to every person living in each community across this diocese, especially against the backdrop of this past year with all the challenges we have been living through.Bishop Paul offers words of encouragement, “Whatever this Christmas holds for you and for our world, may God bless you, and remind us that because of Jesus, there is always hope. God’s light