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Affluence and Dis-ease

Sun, 08/03/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

For the Dean's own page click here.

The power of mind over matter

Sun, 01/03/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Timothy Jenkins
                Reader in Anthropology and Religion, Cambridge University

Tim Jenkins is Reader in Anthropology and Religion in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and a Fellow of Jesus College. He was Dean of Chapel at Jesus from 1992 to 2000. Recent publications include The Life of Property (2010) and  Of Flying Saucers and Social Scientists (2013), the one a study of land inheritance in south-west France, the other concerning the investigation of a flying saucer cult.

Taking a walk on the dark side

Sun, 22/02/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Lucyann Ashdown
                Chaplain, Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford

Lucyann is an Anglican priest and midwife working as a hospice chaplain at Farleigh Hospice in Mid Essex. She is also chair to The Guild of Health. Prior to ordination she was an Independent Midwife and midwife teacher in East London and Essex. She trained as a spiritual director at the London Spirituality Centre and is particularly interested in how we experience the divine in and through our bodies.

She is married to James and enjoys running, knitting, singing and an eclectic range of music.

Good grief: finding life in death

Sun, 15/02/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

Annabel Shilson-Thomas is the Associate Vicar of Great St Mary's the University Church, Cambridge, and Chaplain at Michaelhouse, Cambridge

Annabel shares in the ministry at Great St Mary's where she has particular responsibility for pastoral care and for developing a spirituality programme at Michaelhouse. Previously she ministered in south London and has worked both in publishing and overseas aid and development.

What is the soul made of?

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Professor Alasdair Coles
                Professor of Neuroimmunology, Cambridge University

Alasdair Coles trained in medicine in Oxford and then did junior hospital posts in Nottingham, London and Nigeria before arriving in Cambridge in 1994 to start a PhD. He is still working on his PhD research project: the treatment of multiple sclerosis, now as Professor of Neuroimmunology. He was ordained in 2008, as a minister in secular employment, to be a Christian voice in the world of hospital medicine.

He also does research into the spirituality of neurological diseases, such as temporal lobe epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Sun, 01/02/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

 

For the Chaplain's own page click here.

After abuse

Sun, 25/01/2015 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Stephen Cherry
               Dean, King’s College, Cambridge

Stephen returned to King's as Dean in September 2014, after having served there as Chaplain in the early 1990s. In between he was a parish priest in Loughborough for 12 years and then a Cathedral Canon and Diocesan Officer in Durham for 8. He has written a number of books, one of which concerns the psychology and theology of forgiveness: 'Healing Agony: Reimagining Forgiveness' (Continuum 2012). The book argues that true forgiveness cannot be willed or demanded, but that by the grace of God and the creative generosity of the victim it may sometimes emerge overtime.  He is currently working on a book on sin.

Magnificat: relic of empire or freedom song

The Rev’d Canon Chris Chivers
The Rev’d Canon Chris Chivers
Sun, 23/11/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Chris Chivers
                Vicar, John Keble Church, Mill Hill

Canon Chris Chivers is Vicar of John Keble Church, Mill Hill, Area Dean of West Barnet and Chair of Us, the global Anglican mission agency. An Oxford music graduate and Cambridge theologian he was a chorister at Bristol Cathedral and choral scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, Precentor of St George's Cathedral, Cape Town and Westminster Abbey, and Canon Chancellor at Blackburn Cathedral. His first book was Echoes of a rainbow song: a South African Magnificat.

And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise: Why worship? Why music?

The Rev’d Canon Perran Gay
The Rev’d Canon Perran Gay
Sun, 16/11/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Perran Gay
               Canon Precentor, Truro Cathedral

Perran Gay read English at Cambridge (St Catharine's) and Theology at Oxford before returning to his native Cornwall as a curate, a Bishop's Chaplain, and for the last twenty years a Residentiary Canon of Truro Cathedral. Since 2001 he has been Canon Precentor with responsibility for the worship and music of the cathedral, as well as serving on the Church of England's General Synod, its Liturgical Commission, the Joint Liturgical Group of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and the Council of the Friends of Cathedral Music, amongst other national responsibilities. Perran also holds an international brief for the Diocese of Truro in its link with the Church of Sweden, and serves as the UK member of the planning group for the Northern European Cathedrals' Conference. He has recently been made an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians, in recognition of his contribution to church music in Truro over the part twenty years.

Strengthened for Service: the place of hymns in our worship

The Very Rev’d Michael Tavinor
The Very Rev’d Michael Tavinor
Sun, 09/11/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Very Rev’d Michael Tavinor
                Dean, Hereford Cathedral

The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor has been Dean of Hereford since 2002. 

He read music at Durham, Cambridge and King's College, London, before training for ordination.  After a curacy at St Peter, Ealing, he spent five years as Precentor of Ely Cathedral. In 1990 he moved to Tewkesbury Abbey as vicar.  He is President of the Church Music Society and has been, until recently, Chair of the Cathedrals' Liturgy and Music Group. 

He has a special interest in the place of hymns in Christian worship and has contributed to publications commemorating the centenaries of both the English Hymnal and Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Reading and Listening: the Psalms

The Rev’d Canon Neil Heavisides
The Rev’d Canon Neil Heavisides
Sun, 02/11/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Neil Heavisides
                Canon Precentor, Gloucester Cathedral

Neil was ordained priest in 1976 and has served in the dioceses of Durham, Southwark and Salisbury as a parish priest, and is currently a Residentiary Canon and Precentor at Gloucester Cathedral. His roots are in the North East of England and Scotland. He delights in reading novels and poetry and enjoys the fruits of creative cooking, drama and music of many varieties. During his time at Gloucester he has been very fortunate to have worked with a most distinguished group of musicians including John Sanders, David Briggs, Andrew Nethsingha and currently Adrian Partington

Music, Death and Love

The Rev’d Professor Jeremy Begbie
The Rev’d Professor Jeremy Begbie
Sun, 26/10/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

Jeremy S. Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Research Professorship in Theology at Duke University, North Carolina. Educated largely in Scotland, before entering the theological world he read music and philosophy at Edinburgh University, studying composition with Kenneth Leighton. Holding piano performing and teaching qualifications, he was recently made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music. A Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, he is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music. He is author of a number of books, including Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker/SPCK), and Music, Modernity, and God (OUP).

Creation, music and desire

The Rev’d James Mustard
The Rev’d James Mustard
Sun, 19/10/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d James Mustard
                Rector, St Mary the Virgin, East Barnet

James read music at the University of Exeter and was a choral scholar of Exeter Cathedral. After graduating, he worked as a freelance singer for number of years, working in particular with the Collegium Vocale Gent, La Chapelle Royale Paris and Ex Cathedra of Birmingham. In 2002, he moved to Cambridge to commenced training for ordination at Westcott House Cambridge and read Theology and Religious Studies at Clare College. In 2004, he studied at Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale. He was ordained in 2005 and has served at the Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich and at St Peter Eaton Square.

Since 2012, he has been Rector of East Barnet, a large, suburban parish in north London. James also has a degree in Systematic Theology from King’s College London.

Music, salvation and soul-making

The Rev'd Duncan Dormor
The Rev'd Duncan Dormor
Sun, 12/10/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

For the Dean's own page click here.

The Language of War

Sun, 15/06/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

War and Peace: a Christian soldier’s perspective?

Sun, 08/06/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Major General Tim Cross CBE
                Retired British Army

War & Peace - Can we ever judge the justice of a war?

Sun, 01/06/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth
                Honorary Assistant Bishop, Southwark

War & Peace - Families under Fire: the impact of armed conflict on personnel and their families

Sun, 25/05/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d (Sqn Ldr) Chris Lawrence
                Royal Air Force Chaplain

War & Peace - Banded in a Great Crusade: Anglican responses to the Great War

Sun, 18/05/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Dr Edward Madigan
                Lecturer in Public History and WW1, University of London

War & Peace - The Glory and Misery of War

Sun, 11/05/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Mr Steve Mastin
                Head of History, Sawston Village College

War & Peace - Am I my brother’s keeper? Contemporary conflict and the duty to protect

Sun, 04/05/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Joanna Udal
                Honorary Chaplain, Southwark Cathedral

War & Peace - The Pity of War

Sun, 27/04/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

The pilgrimage of the heart: journeying within

Sun, 09/03/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rt Rev'd Jonathan Clark
                Bishop of Croydon

The Journey Till Now

Sun, 02/03/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Baroness Lawrence OBE
               Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon

Journeying together: pilgrims on the ecumenical journey

Sun, 23/02/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Monsignor Mark Langham
                Chaplain, Fisher House, Cambridge

Arriving at the beginning: behold I make all things new

Sun, 16/02/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Helen Orr
               Ordinand, Ridley Hall

From Amos to Soma and Back Again

Sun, 09/02/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Sir Geoffrey Hill
               Oxford Professor of Poetry

Travelling at three Miles an hour with God: contemplating time and distance

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: The Rev’d Andrew Tyler
                Associate Priest, Cawston group of Churches

For we walk by faith, not by sight: Speaking of the journey

Sun, 26/01/2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

The News: Mediating the news – whose story counts?

Sun, 24/11/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

Preacher: Dr Elaine Storkey
               Writer and Theologian 

Communicating News

Sun, 17/11/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

The News: Remembering Dangerous News

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.

The News: Your truth and my truth

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

The News: Good news, bad news

Sun, 27/10/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

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

Sun, 20/10/2013 - 18:30 - 19:30

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

The News: Instant Satisfaction

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

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

Remembrance

Sun, 13/11/2011 - 18:30

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

Generosity

Sun, 06/11/2011 - 18:30

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

Conservation

Sun, 30/10/2011 - 18:30

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

Gratitude

Sun, 23/10/2011 - 18:30

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

Hope

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

Meetings

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

Community

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