Percy comes to our Cathedral

by Michael Ford last modified 09 Jul, 2019 05:02 PM

One of our most distinguished and outspoken modern theologians is speaking in Salisbury this weekend.

The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford and acclaimed author of many books on religion in contemporary culture and modern ecclesiology, will give a public lecture at the Cathedral on Saturday afternoon.

He will be speaking on the subject of 'Authentic Mission'.

Martyn, who teaches for the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, and also tutors in the Social Sciences Division and at the Saïd Business School says:

"We live in an age of challenge - and perhaps crisis - for our churches. For some, the answer to the perceived problem is to embark on a perpetual recruitment drive, with re-branding exercises and missional initiatives. But suppose we think about our situation differently, and instead of focussing on the church, start from a different place? What might our churches and their purposes look like then?

"In this lecture - which promises to be lively - we look at the alternatives, and explore a different hope."

Issuing an invitation to attend, the Dean, the Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos said:

"I am delighted to inform you that one of the Church of England’s most distinguished theologians, Martyn Percy, will give a public lecture in Salisbury Cathedral. You will be very welcome to join us and I hope to see you there."

From 2004-2014 Martyn was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the world. He has also undertaken a number of roles with charities and in public life, including being a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority and an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification.

Tea and cake will be served after the lecture. There is no charge for admission but you will need to reserve a place as numbers are limited and places are going fast. Click here!

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