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The News: Mediating the news – whose story counts?

Dr Elaine Storkey
Dr Elaine Storkey
Sun, 24/11/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Dr Elaine Storkey
               Writer and Theologian 

Dr Elaine Storkey has a background in philosophy, sociology and theology and has many years experience of teaching in British Universities and overseas, including in  USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Scandanavia, and other parts of Europe. She is a member of High Table at Newnham College, Cambridge, lectures on the postgraduate Christian Mind Course at Oxford Vice-President of Gloucester University. She has been President of Tearfund since 1997 and involved in broadcasting, and in radio and television documentaries for the last twenty-five years She has authored a number of books, the latest to be published in 2014 will be Scars across Humanity.  She is a member of the Church of England’s General Synod, President of Fulcrum and serves on numerous boards, councils and working parties which address the interface of culture and Christianity.

Communicating News

The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
Sun, 17/11/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
                Chaplain, St John's College

For the Chaplain's own page click here.

The News: Remembering Dangerous News

The Rev’d Dr Jolyon Mitchell
The Rev’d Dr Jolyon Mitchell
Sun, 10/11/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Professor Jolyon Mitchell              
               Director, Centre for Theology and Public
               Issues at the University of Edinburgh.

Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI), and Acting Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh at the University of Edinburgh. He is also President of the UK's National Association for Theology and Religious Studies (TRS UK). He directs a number of interdisciplinary research projects (several on peacebuilding). His most recent book is on: Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence: The Role of Religion and Media. Educated at Cambridge, Durham, and Edinburgh Universities, Jolyon Mitchell worked as a producer and journalist for BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 before he was appointed to the University of Edinburgh.

The News: Your truth and my truth

The Rev’d George Pitcher
The Rev’d George Pitcher
Sun, 03/11/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d George Pitcher
               Priest-in-Charge at Waldron with Cross In Hand,
               and a chaplain at St Bride’s, Fleet Street, London

George Pitcher is a writer, independent communications and public ethics consultant and an Anglican priest. He is a journalist by background, having been an award-winning Industrial Editor of The Observer during the years of the Thatcher government's privatisation programme and a columnist and commentator on a wide range of newspapers and broadcast media.
In the early Nineties, he co-founded the innovative communications consultancy Luther Pendragon, which quickly established itself in London as a pioneer of sharp-end issues management, with an additional office in Brussels, serving major national and international clients, often at the heart of some of the most controversial and contentious developments in public affairs. When he sold his interest in the firm, after 14 years at the end of 2005, Luther Pendragon was one of the largest independent PR operations in Europe. He has also advised clients across the United States, in Asia and in the Middle-east.
After the sale of Luther Pendragon, he moved to Sussex and continued consultancy on an independent basis. For a little over two years he was Religion Editor of Telegraph Media, publisher of the Daily Telegraph (where he was a columnist and leader writer) and Sunday Telegraph, and he also served for a year as the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Public Affairs, while continuing as a freelance columnist and commentator.
He was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 2005 and serves his ministry at St Bride's in Fleet Street, London, the “Journalists' Church”, and in the Diocese of Chichester. In 2011, he co-led a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands.
George Pitcher is an author. The Death of Spin (2003, Wiley), an examination of the superficiality of the communications process in business and politics, was followed by A Time to Live: The Case Against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (2010, Lion Hudson). He also co-wrote The Public Faced (Hill Murray, 1989), a guide to media relations.
His family lives in Sussex and Italy. His London address is the Garrick Club.

The News: Good news, bad news

The Rev’d Richard Coles
The Rev’d Richard Coles
Sun, 27/10/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Richard Coles
               Journalist & Priest in Charge,
               St Mary the Virgin, Findon

Richard Coles is a priest of the Church of England and is Priest in Charge of Finedon in Northamptonshire, where two of his ancestors were Vicars in the seventeenth century (the latter sequestered for malignancy). He has a parallel career in broadcasting and currently co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. A quarter of a century ago he was in the pop band The Communards, which makes him the only Vicar to have had a number one record.

The News - Receiving news: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Rev’d Susan Bowden-Pickstock
The Rev’d Susan Bowden-Pickstock
Sun, 20/10/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Susan Bowden-Pickstock
               Ordained Pioneer Minister, St Ives

Susan Bowden-Pickstock is an Ordained Pioneer Minister serving her curacy in the Meridian Benefice near St Ives in Cambridgeshire.
Prior to ordination she was a BBC Faith and Ethics Producer working within local radio in Cambridgeshire and across the UK, and for 15 years worked in BBC local newsrooms.
Susan has always been determined not to specialise in any one subject and after a science-based education she read English Literature with Religious Studies for a first degree, qualified as a nurse and worked for ten years in both acute and community-based medicine; while on the side gaining horticultural qualifications. She then moved back to the world of news and story within the BBC where she finished by producing three radio documentaries on inter-faith relations, the story of the Jews in Britain, and the relationship between spirituality and horticulture from which came her book: Quiet Gardens: the Roots of Faith? (Continuum 2009). She is a companion with a contemporary contemplative community called 'Contemplative Fire.'
Most recently Susan obtained a Bachelor of Theology at Cambridge, was ordained and wants to pursue a Pioneer ministry which explores what it is to be 'fully human and fully alive'.

The News: Instant Satisfaction

The Rev’d Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilson
The Rev’d Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilson
Sun, 13/10/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilson
                Vicar of Holy Trinity, Dalston & All Saints,
                Haggerston and Chaplain to the Speaker of
                the House of Commons

Rose was born and grew up in Montego Bay Jamaica. She was commissioned as a Church Army Evangelist in 1982; Ordained to the Diaconate in 1991 and ordained to the Priesthood in 1994 when women were first able to be Priests in the Church of England. Rose served in the Lichfield Diocese and also the diocese of Jamaica and is presently serving in the London Diocese. She has chaired the Worldwide Committee of SPCK; Served on the General Synod; served as a Commissioner for the Broadcasting Standards Commission and presently is the C of E's Priest representative on the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). Rose is regularly called upon to be interviewed by the media on a variety of religious and non religious subject matters. She is married to a Prison Chaplain and has 3 adult children.

Creation: Image, Beauty and Creation

Sun, 16/06/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
                Chaplain, St John's College

Creation: Ethics and Creation

Sun, 09/06/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Dr Jonathan Chaplin
               Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge

Conservation and Creation

Sun, 02/06/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Tasmin Omond
               Environmental Activist

Animals and Creation

Sun, 26/05/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Professor David Clough
               Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Chester

The Renewal of Creation

Sun, 19/05/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Duncan Dormor
                Dean, St John's College

Science and Creation

Sun, 12/05/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Professor Simon Conway Morris
               Fellow, St John's College

Humanity and Creation

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Andrew Hammond
               Vicar, St Mary's, Willesden, London

The Word and Creation

Sun, 28/04/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Annabel Shilson-Thomas
               Associate Vicar, Great St Mary's, Cambridge

When you Pray, Pray like this...For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

Sun, 10/03/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd  Elizabeth Adekunle
                The Chaplain of St John's College

When you Pray, Pray like this...And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Rosemary Harper
                Vicar, St Peter & St Paul Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

When you Pray, Pray like this...Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us

Sun, 24/02/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr William Lamb
               Vice-Principal, Westcott House

When you Pray, Pray like this...Give us today our daily bread

Sun, 17/02/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Very Rev’d Mark Bonney
               Dean, Ely Cathedral

When you Pray, Pray like this...Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

Sun, 10/02/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Prebendary Neil Thorogood
               Director of Pastoral Studies, Westminster College

When you Pray, Pray like this...Thy Kingdom come

Sun, 03/02/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Christopher Woods
               Priest Vicar of St John's College

When you Pray, Pray like this... Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name

Sun, 27/01/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Nigel Coates
               Canon Pastor, Southwell Minster

Inspirational Leaders - William Tyndale: Priest, scholar, heretic and hero

Sun, 18/11/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Irena Edgcumbe
               Director of Training and Development for Stepney area

Inspirational Leaders - Nelson Mandela: Statesman, political activist and peacemaker

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
                Chaplain, St John's College

Inspirational Leaders - William Temple: A Leader for church and state

Sun, 04/11/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Malcolm Brown
               Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Archbishops’ Council

Inspirational Leaders - Paul of Tarsus: An Inclusive leader

Sun, 28/10/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Michael Thompson
               Vice-Principal of Ridley Hall

Inspirational Leaders - Henry Martyn: Scholar, Missionary and Translator

Sun, 21/10/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rt Rev'd Graham Kings
               Bishop of Sherborne

Inspirational Leaders - Queen Elizabeth I: Power and peace, pragmatism and piety

Sun, 14/10/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Duncan Dormor, The Dean of St John's College

Inspirational Leaders - T.S. Eliot: A leader on the Mythical Path

Sun, 07/10/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rt Rev'd David Walker
               Bishop of Dudley

O Lord, open our lips: The Lord’s Name be praised

Sun, 17/06/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
                Chaplain, St John's College

O Lord, open our lips: Not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences

Sun, 10/06/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rt Rev'd Stephen Conway
               Bishop of Ely

O Lord, open our lips: That thy way be known upon earth

Sun, 03/06/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Joanna Udal
                Archbishop of Canterbury’s Secretary for  Anglican Communion Affairs

O Lord, open our lips: Unto whom all hearts are open

Sun, 27/05/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Professor Jeremy Begbie
                Research Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School, USA

O Lord, open our lips: O sing unto the Lord a new song: for he hath done marvellous things

Sun, 20/05/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Vererable Dr David Jenkins
               Archdeacon of Sudbury

O Lord, open our lips: In sure and certain hope

Sun, 13/05/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Dr David Hilborn
                Principal of St John's College Nottingham

O Lord, open our lips: Make clean our hearts

Sun, 06/05/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Duncan Dormor
                The Dean

O Lord, open our lips: Lighten our darkness

Sun, 29/04/2012 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Lucy Winkett
                Rector of St james' Piccadilly

Seamus Heaney: an unexpected music

Sun, 04/03/2012 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Dr Malcolm Guite
               Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge

Things Fall Apart...Christ through the eyes of the three African literary giants: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka & Ngugi wa Thiongo

Sun, 26/02/2012 - 18:30

Preacher: Mrs Margaret Sentamu
               Diversity Management &  Recruitment Consultant and formerly head of the Church of England’s Recruitment and Selection

Rewriting the Resurrection: D H Lawrence and The Man who Died

Sun, 19/02/2012 - 18:30

Preacher: Max Kramer
               Assistant (Lay) Chaplain to St John's College

Discovering Christ on Addison’s Walk (CS Lewis)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Paul Weston
                Lecturer at Ridley Hall and the Divinity Faculty, Cambridge

Shusaku Endo: The Silence of Waiting and Hoping

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
                Chaplain, St John's College

Charles Dickens and the Kingdom of God

Sun, 29/01/2012 - 18:30

Preacher: The Right Reverend Timothy Stevens
                Bishop of Leicester


Sun, 13/11/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Canon Jonathan Goodall
               The Archbishop of Canterbury's Personal Chaplain and Ecumenical Secretary


Sun, 06/11/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle
                Chaplain, St John's College


Sun, 30/10/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Christopher Woods
                Secretary of the Liturgical Commission and National Worship Advisor


Sun, 23/10/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Alice Goodman
                Rector of Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams'


Sun, 16/10/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Marjorie Brown
                Vicar of St mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill

A Civilising Hospitality or 'crumbs for the dogs'

Sun, 09/10/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Duncan Dormor
                The Dean

Faith for the Future

Fri, 17/06/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Elizabeth Adekunle, Chaplain of St John's College

12 June 2011

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Speaker’s Chaplain & Vicar of Dalston and Haggerston, London

5 June 2011

Sun, 05/06/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: Mr Max Kramer, Ordinand at Westcott House

Genes Risk, and Choice

Sun, 29/05/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: Professor David Lomas, Consultant Physician and Fellow

The King James Bible and Private Prayer

Sun, 15/05/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Dr Jessica Martin, Priest in Charge at Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton

Burghley’s Commonwealth: the faith and character of William Cecil

Sun, 08/05/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: Dr Mark Nicholls, President & Librarian of St John's College

Blood and Roses: Lady Margaret Beaufort in her age

Sun, 01/05/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: Professor Eamon Duffy, History of Christianity at Cambridge University

Wordsworth on Second Thoughts

Tue, 22/02/2011 - 18:30

Preacher: Dr Sarah Houghton-Walker,  English Lecturer at Gonville and Caius


Sun, 14/11/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Professor Frances Young, Emeritus Professor of Theology & Methodist Minister

Triple Chins and Bingo Wings: Growing Old (Grace-fully)

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Dr Adam Dunning, Rector of Orton Longueville with Bottlebridge


Sun, 31/10/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Very Rev'd John Clarke, Dean of Wells Cathedral

What Does It Take to Rebuild Trust?

Sun, 24/10/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: Baroness Onora O'Neill, Sometime President of the British Academy & Professor of Philosophy

Confidence and Diversity

Sun, 17/10/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rt Rev'd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Hertford

Freedom of Thought

Sun, 10/10/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Duncan Dormor, Dean of St John's College

I Believe in ... The Holy Spirit

Sun, 23/05/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: Grace Sentamu-Baverstock, Ordinand at Ridley Hall

I Believe in ... Music

Sun, 16/05/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Peter Moger, Nation Worship Development Advisor

I Believe in... The Human Image of God

Sun, 09/05/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: Fr Aiden Nichols OP, formerly Prior of Blackfriars, Cambridge

I Believe in ... Prayer

Sun, 02/05/2010 - 18:30

Preacher: The Rev'd Anna Matthews, Minor Canon for Liturgy, St Albans Cathedral