Brave New Worlds

You are very welcome to come and hear the views of our preachers within the beautiful setting of Evensong on Sundays at 6.30pm.

This term our preachers will address an aspect of the future: considering what the future might hold in a number of vital areas of life.

The Future of Christian Mission

Sunday 19 May 2024

Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Duncan Dormor
                    General Secretary of USPG


Duncan became General Secretary of USPG in January 2018. Duncan is an Anglican priest, a published author, teacher and public speaker. Before joining USPG, Duncan spent nearly twenty years at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he served as Dean of Chapel and President (Head of the Fellowship) and taught anthropology and sociology of religion. He has degrees in Human Sciences, Theology and Demography. Duncan is currently a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s Mission and Theological Advisory Group.


Duncan Dormor

The Future of Prayer

Sunday 26 May 2024

Preacher: Catherine Coldstream
                     Writer, author of ‘Cloistered’


Catherine Coldstream was born in London, and grew up loving music, words, and books. After converting to Roman Catholicism in her twenties, she spent twelve years in a Carmelite monastery where she lived the life of a silent contemplative nun. Since leaving her community she has studied at the Universities of Oxford, East Anglia, and London, and taught theology, philosophy, and ethics in schools. The effects of her years as a nun have never left her and continue to inspire and inform her writing.



Catherine Coldstream

The Future of Being Human

Sunday 2 June 2024

Preacher:  Canon Dr Eve Poole OBE
                    Writer; Lay Canon of York Minster and Third Church Estates Commissioner


Canon Dr Eve Poole OBE has a BA in Theology from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD in Theology and Capitalism from Cambridge. She is the author of several books, including Robot Souls, Capitalism’s Toxic Assumptions, and Buying God. Her early career involved working for the Church Commissioners and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management in the Financial Services sector. She then taught leadership at Ashridge Business School for 15 years. She was Third Church Estates Commissioner from 2018-2021 and the first female Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun School from 2015-2021. Her recent roles have included Interim CEO for the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and Interim CEO of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Eve lives in Edinburgh and has twin girls. She was awarded an OBE in the 2023 New Years Honours list for services to education and gender equality, and was made a lay Canon of York Minster in January 2024.


Eve Poole

The Future of Worship

Sunday 9 June 2024

Preacher: The Rev’d Imogen Nay
                 Vicar, St Paul's Church, Cambridge   


Prior to joining St Paul's Church in Cambridge, Imogen had ministered in parishes in South London and the Midlands, and was a residentiary Canon at Chelmsford Cathedral. Prior to ordination she worked with the vulnerably housed, those suffering from addictions, and worked to find safe routes for women out of sex work in the east end of London. 

She studied to be a priest in Cambridge. She has a husband and twin boys. Imogen is a committed Christian environmentalist and longs to see deeper integration in our lives, which have become disconnected and fragmented. She has a deep sense of love for children and young people and believes they have much to teach us about God. She is also passionate about teaching and preaching, and believes that the arts have a significant role to play in helping us live vibrant lives connected to our loving God. 


Imogen Nay

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