Diocese of Chichester

Chichester Cathedral Explores ‘God and Great Britain’

On 7 jan 2020

In Chichester Cathedral

By Diocese of Chichester

Chichester Cathedral is hosting a series of free Spring Lectures for 2020. Entitled ‘God and Great Britain, Exploring Religious Thought in National Crisis, from the Civil War to Brexit’ the discussions are led by a variety of expert speakers in their field and all are warmly invited.

The Series begins on 9 January at 6.30pm in Vicars’ Hall. ‘The Reformation of the Heart: Revolution and Mystical Spirituality in 17th Century Britain’ is led by Dr Sarah Apetrei, Graduate Studies Coordinator and Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford, and explores how religious thinkers responded to the Civil Wars in the British Isles in the seventeenth century.

‘Radical Christianity in an Age of Revolution: The Prophetic Visions of William Blake and Mary Wollstonecraft’ on 30 January at 6.30pm in Vicars’ Hall, has Canon Dr Dan Inman, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral, exploring how religious thinkers imaginatively responded to the social upheaval of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and how this might inform our response to the digital revolution.

On 5 March, 6.30pm, Dr Mark Vernon, psychotherapist and broadcaster and author of The Secret History of Christianity explores the thought of Owen Barfield in the years after the First World War. ‘Owen Barfield and the Secret History of Christianity: Rethinking Religion after the First World War’ is at 6.30pm, again in Vicars’ Hall.

‘The Church of England and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s’ is on 19 March at 6.30pm in Vicars’ Hall. Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor, Darby Fellow in Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford, explores how the Church responded to, and was a catalyst for, the sexual revolution and secularization in 1960s Britain.

The Series concludes on 23 April at 6.30pm in the Cathedral Nave with 'God and Great Britain: Faith and the Nation Today’. Canon Dr John Hall was the thirty-eighth Dean of Westminster and reflects in on the condition of the nation and the Christian faith today.

Entry is free but places must be booked in advance via the Cathedral website or in the Shop.

Website: www.chichestercathedral.org.uk