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Holy Stardust

Angela Tilby spent 22 years as a producer with the BBC’s religious affairs department before being ordained. She served as the vicar of St Bene’ts church in Cambridge and is Canon Emeritus of Christchurch Cathedral Oxford. She is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and the Daily Service. The title of her talk is taken from her essay published in Living the Mystery, edited by Jeffrey John. In the essay she explored the apparent conflict between…

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Post-Modern Mission

To many the very concept of Mission is tarnished with post-imperial guilt and the zeal of proselytism. Yet the command to the church remains, “go ye to all the nations”. How can this be done in a post-modern, relativistic world where all stories and truths must be given equal weight and value? We are very pleased to welcome the Revd Duncan Dormor, CEO of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) to help us explore these questions.…

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What is Truth?

Our series exploring what it means to be Doing Truth is drawn to a close by Canon Bill Cave MA. Bill Cave has spent most of his ministry as a chaplain, first at a University but latterly, and for much longer, in the prison service. He has served as the convener of the European Region of the International Prison Chaplains’ Association. In more recent years and until his retirement in 2017 he led the multi-faith chaplaincy team at The Verne…

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Fierce Imaginings – God and the Great War

Canon Rachel Mann is a priest in the diocese of Manchester with a long fascination for the Great war of 1914-1918. As we come to the end of a four reflecting upon that conflict and the effect it had on the world and those who experienced it we welcome Canon Rachel to help us explore the question: What effect did the Great War have on the perception of God and the Church. It has been suggested that the concept of…

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God Created Humanism

Dr Theo Hobson looks at humanism and questions its secular credentials. In his book “God created humanism” he, in Rowan Williams’s words, “invites us to recognise that the core moral values of liberal modernity did not fall ready made from a secular heaven but or the deposit of a long theological tradition. But … he makes it clear that this is a challenge to contemporary religious complacency at least as much as to a smug and patronising secularity”. We are very…

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The Chaplain’s Tale

Celebrating Women’s Priestly Ministry Twenty five years ago this year the General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood. This decision changed the nature of the Church of England fundamentally by releasing the gifts and ministry of women within the priesthood of all believers. Revd Preb. Angela Berners-Wilson Angela Berners-Wilson was the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in the Church of England. Presently the Rector of the Quantock…

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Forthcoming Events
  1. Fortress Britain

    Monday, 17 June @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. The Cost of Care

    Monday, 1 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
  3. Post-Modern Mission

    Monday, 15 July @ 19:30 - 21:00
  4. Learn New Testament Greek

    Monday, 26 August @ 09:30 - Saturday, 31 August @ 15:00
  5. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I

    Wednesday, 4 September - Friday, 6 September