Lent Course 2017

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 1 March.  Two Lent courses are being planned at the Cathedral this year – one a series of addresses at the Cathedral Eucharist by the Dean, the second a series of addresses at Sunday Evensong by visiting speakers to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This is a great landmark for our culture and for the Christian Church.

The series of special Sunday afternoon sermons will begin on 5 March.

Sunday 5 March Lent 1: Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol

Dr David Hoyle, the Dean of Bristol, will preach on the pre-Reformation imagination – what was it like to worship, believe and pray before the Reformation? Then after Evensong and a cup of tea, David will deliver an address on Luther’s achievement as a great reformer.  David is a Reformation scholar, and one of the best speakers in the Church of England:

3pm Evensong with Address ‘The Pre Reformation Imagination’

4.15pm Public Lecture ‘Luther’s achievement’

Sunday 12 March Lent 2: Prof. David Thomas, Birmingham University *

3 pm Evensong with Address ‘The Reformers and other faiths’

4.15pm Seminar ‘Christians and other faiths today’

Sunday 19 March Lent 3: Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Derby Cathedral *

3pm Evensong with Address  ‘Religion in the Vernacular’

Sunday 26 March Lent 4: The Bishop of Derby, Dr Alastair Redfern

3pm Evensong with Address ‘The Birth of Anglicanism’

Sunday 2 April Lent 5: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament

3pm Evensong with Address ‘The Counter Reformation’

*Both David and Elizabeth were sponsored for ordination from Wells Cathedral

All visitors, including from across the diocese and county, will be very welcome. No booking required.

To download our poster with details of all dates and speakers please click here or on the image of the poster below:

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