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Programme 2021-22

Tuesday Sept 7th 2021:  Revd. Dr Stephen Laird FSA FHEA
“‘Simply Scripture?’: – On Piety, Power Games and claims around the ‘plain meaning’ of Bible texts.”
St Stephen’s Church Hall, Hales Drive, Canterbury 7.30pm start

Tuesday Oct 5th 2021: Cressida Williams
“A History of St Stephen’s Church from the Cathedral Archives”
St Stephen’s Church, Hales Drive Canterbury 7.30pm start

Tuesday Nov 2rd 2021: Canon Dr Emma Pennington
‘… to drede him reverently and to love him mekely’: Julian of Norwich’s Development of the Catechetical Teaching on the Gift of Dread.”
On zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Tuesday Dec 7th 2021: Dr Rosemary Walters
“Religion in the Poetry of Charles Causely”
On zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Tuesday Jan 11th 2022: (second Tuesday) Revd. Kevin Maddy:
“What’s Wrong With Religion, and is it too Late for a Recovery”
On zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Tuesday Feb 1st 2022: Professor Kenneth Fincham
“Charles II as supreme governor: the restoration of the Church of England 1660-2”
On zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Tuesday March 1st 2022: Revd. Dr Alan le Grys:
“The Quest for the Historical Jesus”
In person (hopefully) St Stephen’s Church Hall and also (hopefully) on zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Tuesday May 3rd 2022: Rev Dr Stacey Rand
In person (hopefully) St Stephen’s Church Hall and also (hopefully) on zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Tuesday June 7th 2022: Dr Philip Knight
“Etty Hillesum and her God”.
In person (hopefully) St Stephen’s Church Hall and also (hopefully) on zoom from 7.15pm for start at 7.30pm start.

Past events

2020-21

Tuesday Sept 8th 2020:  Dr Peter Clough
“Teilhard de Chardin: 1881-1955: Jesuit, Evolutionist, Visionary”

Tuesday Oct 6th 2020: Revd. Brian McHenry CBE
“Archbishop William Temple – a re-evaluation, 76 years after his death”

Tuesday Nov 3rd 2020: Rosemary Walters
“The True Wilderness: The Theology of Self in Harry Williams”

Tuesday Dec 1st 2020: Revd. Dr Jenny Corcoran (Bishop of Dover’s Chaplain)
“Rejoicing together: a vision for worship from Deuteronomy”

Tuesday Jan 12th 2021: (second Tuesday) Revd. Kevin Maddy
“Christianity made in Japan: Remembering Kosuke Koyama”

Tuesday Feb 2nd 2021: Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin: The Bishop of Dover

Tuesday April 13th 2021: Revd. Dr Alan le Grys
“Disturbing Images of God’ in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.”

Tuesday May 4th 2021: Sally Musker

Tuesday June 1st 2021: Dr Marcus Averbeck
“An Introduction to Zen”

2019-20

Tuesday Sept 10th 2019: Revd. Dr Stephen Laird FSA FHEA
“John Ruskin: Reading Nature’s Revelation”

Tuesday Oct 1st 2019: Bishop Richard Llewellin
“Climate Change – is it already a ‘done deal’?”

Tuesday Nov 5th 2019: Revd. Stacey Rand
“Love one another: a Theology of Care as Work”

Tuesday Dec 3rd 2019: Revd. Max Kramer (Precentor, Canterbury Cathedral)
“Christianity in Chiaroscuro: The Art and Faith of Caravaggio”

Tuesday Jan 7th 2020: (second Tuesday) Revd. Kevin Maddy:
“Spirituality without God?: The Spirit of Modernism with examples from Scriabin & Kandinsky, Takemitsu & Yoshida”

Tuesday Feb 4st 2020: Rosie Budd
“What do you think you’re doing?: Tentative Reflections on Some aspects of Prayer”

Tuesday April 14th  2020: Revd. Dr Alan le Grys:
“Disturbing Images of God’ in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.”

Tuesday May 5th 2020: Revd. Dr Jenny Corcoran (Bishop of Dover’s Chaplain)
“Title to be supplied”.

Tuesday June 2nd 2020: Dr Marcus Averbeck
“An Introduction to Zen”

2018-19

Tuesday Sept 11th 2018: Revd. Dr Stephen Laird FSA FHEA
A Look at Acts 10 – the Gentile Pentecost

Tuesday Oct 2nd 2018: Professor John Butler
Why Go to Church?

Tuesday Nov 6th 2018: Victoria Field:
Poetry and Prayer – Parallels and Paradoxes

Tuesday Jan 8th 2019: (second Tuesday) Revd. Kevin Maddy:
Does 21st Century Christianity have anything to learn from Traditional Monasticism?

Tuesday Feb 5st 2019: : Dr Philip Knight
How ‘do’ we Start Theology?: Three Ways of (Not) Speaking of God

Tuesday March 5th 2019: Revd. Dr Alan le Grys:
Digesting the Word: Spiritual and Critical Reading of Scripture’?

Tuesday May 7th 2019: Dr. Peter Toon
The Renaissance of Virtue Ethics

Tuesday June 4th 2019: Briony Kapoor

2017-18

Tuesday Sept 5th 2017: Revd. Dr Stephen Laird FSA FHEA:
The Bible and the Qur’an

Tuesday Oct 3rd 2017: Revd. Dr Alan le Grys:
The best book in the Bible: A Biblical Critical Approach to Understanding the History, Literature and Meaning of the Book of Revelation.

Tuesday Nov 7st 2017: Revd. Stacey Rand (St Stephen’s Curate and Research Fellow at the University of Kent)
Care and Caring: A Theological Reflection

Tuesday Jan 9th 2018: (second Tuesday) Revd. Kevin Maddy:
St Paul on Hope, Justification and God’s Love’: A Scholarly Commentary on Romans 8.

Tuesday Feb 6st 2018: Eduard Heyning:
John Tavener and the Music of Sacred Silence

Tuesday April 10th (second Tuesday) 2018: Revd. Dr Alan le Grys:
Biblical Interpretation since the Enlightenment

Tuesday May 1st 2018: Revd. Dr Anthony Carroll:

Tuesday June 5th 2018: Revd. Dr Jeremy Law
The Theology of Driving