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Keene Lectures 2024

The Keene Lectures discuss contemporary theological issues and are delivered annually in Chelmsford Cathedral. They take their name from John Henry Keene, a prominent citizen of Chelmsford, in whose memory a fund was established to bring distinguished speakers to Chelmsford for this purpose. This year we have a series of…

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The Keene Lectures return this autumn

The Keene Lectures will make a welcome return to the Cathedral on Tuesday 31st October, 7th November & 14th November at 7.30pm. The theme for this year is 'Treasure' and each speaker will address a Christian approach to an issue impacting contemporary society. Tuesday 31st October -Treasuring Each Other –…

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The Keene Lectures - Treasuring Each Other

The Keene Lectures make a welcome return to the Cathedral this autumn. The theme for this year is 'Treasure' and each speaker will address a Christian approach to an issue impacting contemporary society. Today the theme is Treasuring Each Other, a response to Black History month with Revd Sharon Quilter,…

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The Keene Lectures - Treasuring The World

The Keene Lectures make a welcome return to the Cathedral this autumn. The theme for this year is 'Treasure' and each speaker will address a Christian approach to an issue impacting contemporary society. Today the theme is Treasuring The World, a response to the Climate Crisis with the Bishop of…

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The Keene Lectures - Treasuring The Scriptures

The Keene Lectures make a welcome return to the Cathedral this autumn. The theme for this year is 'Treasure' and each speaker will address a Christian approach to an issue impacting contemporary society. Today the theme is Treasuring The Scriptures, the place of the Bible in a multi-faith world with…

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‘What Paul really thought about the gospel and why it is surprisingly good news’ with Dr Chris Tilling

…a series of five lectures in the summer term, where we have asked theologians and university lecturers to talk about a subject of their choice, something that they feel passionate about. Chris' lecture is called, 'How to read Paul's letters. What Paul really thought about the gospel and why it…

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‘All things Anglican’ with Revd Dr Marcus Throup

The title of Marcus’ lecture is ‘All things Anglican’ and Marcus published an introductory work with this title in 2018. Marcus has a special interest in Global Anglicanism having experienced it over the past twenty five years in South America, Africa, North America and here at home. Recently, as one…

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‘Bonhoeffer’s strangely joyful prison letters’ with Dr Ashley Cocksworth

…a series of five lectures in the summer term, where we have asked theologians and university lecturers to talk about a subject of their choice, something that they feel passionate about. In this lecture, Ashley explores the strangely joyful nature of Bonhoeffer’s letters from Tegel prison. He will show that…

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‘Creation, suffering and the goodness of God’ with Revd Dr Matthias Grebe

…a series of five lectures in the summer term, where we have asked theologians and university lecturers to talk about a subject of their choice, something that they feel passionate about. From his prison cell in 1944, shortly before his execution, Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned the famous words to his friend…

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