Sermon to mark the Canonisation of John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

St Mary the Virgin, Farmham, 29 September 2019

The Bishop of Chelmsford gave a sermon to  mark the Canonisation of John Henry Newman (1801-1890). The Bishop was preaching at St Mary the Virgin, Farmham - a church Newman loved to visit and where his friend was the Rector.

In the sermon, Bishop Stephen reflects on Newman's life.

"Newman is without doubt one of the towering and most influential figures in English Church life in the nineteenth century. His thinking and writing still shape and influence the church today, both the Catholic Church and the Church of England. He may have left us, but his legacy lives on."

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