Politics meets faith in Aylsham church
Aylsham Parish Church is to host a series of world class lectures on issues of Politics and Faith during what promises to be one of the most momentous months in modern British political history. Tony Rothe reports.
The third annual Rev’d John Pumphrey Autumn Talks will take place throughout October in memory of a well-known, and fondly remembered, priest who served the town of Aylsham for many years. The three lectures will explore some of the biggest questions which arise from discussions between the spheres of politics and theology, and will be delivered by three of the nation’s best thinkers on these issues.
God and The Public Square will be the first talk on Wednesday October 9. Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, pictured right, is Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons and Bishop of Dover – elect. Does God have a place in public life?
Faith & The Political by Dr Elizabeth Phillips, pictured right, will take place on Wednesday October 16. Dr Phillips is from the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. What is the role of the established Church of England in 21st Century multi-cultural Britain?
Finally, on Monday October 21, God & War, by Major General Tim Cross, CBE, pictured above. Tim was the General Officer Commanding Theatre Troops in the Iraq War. Can war ever be justified?
The lectures will all take place at 7.30pm at Aylsham Parish Church and admission is free.
Revd Jack Branford, Curate said: “It is an incredible privilege to be able to welcome world class speakers such as these to our town and our church in memory of Rev’d John Pumphrey. I have had the pleasure of hearing our guests speak in the past and I know we will be treated to three fascinating and stimulating evenings which will get to the very heart of some of the biggest questions of faith and politics. We are sure Rev’d John would have been thrilled.”
Aylsham Parish Church is located at The Market Place, Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6EL
Telephone 01263 704457/ 07855 759024.
More information can be found at www.aylshamparishchurch.org.uk.
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