We live in an age of challenge - and perhaps crisis - for our churches. For some, the answer to the perceived problem is to embark on a perpetual recruitment drive, with re-branding exercises and missional initiatives. But suppose we think about our situation differently, and instead of focussing on the church, start from a different place? What might our churches and their purposes look like then? In this lecture - which promises to be lively - we look at the alternatives, and explore a different hope.
The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. From 2004-2014 Martyn was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the world. He has also undertaken a number of roles with charities and in public life, including being a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority and an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification. Martyn writes on religion in contemporary culture and modern ecclesiology. He teaches for Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, and also tutors in the Social Sciences Division and at the Saïd Business School.
This event is free to attend - a retiring collection will be taken for the Cathedral.
Tea and cake will be available in the South Transept afterwards.
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