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Reforming Church with Lucy Winkett and Sam Wells

Part of a series of autumn lectures marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.


On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther pinned 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, protesting against the practice of indulgences and touching on questions of grace, repentance and forgiveness. The Reformation was a culmination of events and circumstances that led to a seismic shift in the religious framework of Britain. It established the image of an island nation, separate and supreme, still resonant today. It triggered a religious and political redistribution of power. It led to renewal and reform but also deep division, persecution and violence. And out of this turmoil were born the concepts of state and church as we know them today.

The 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation provides the opportunity to explore and reflect upon issues of church, state, and religious and cultural diversity that are still at the centre of our national life: the conflicts that divide, and the convictions which diverse parts of the Christian church hold sacred. How are we called to be reformed by the Gospel? How do we build the unity Christ called for with those whose convictions are very different from our own?

In this autumn lecture series we will be exploring some of those hopes and controversies.

Lucy Winkett was the first woman priest appointed at St Paul’s Cathedral, later becoming Canon Precentor. She has been Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly since 2010. Revd Dr Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and a widely-known preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian.

The series is open to all. Questions and answers will follow each talk and a retiring collection will be taken to help cover costs.


Speaker(s):

Revd Lucy Winkett | talks
Revd Dr Sam Wells | talks

 

Date and Time:

2 October 2017 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
020 7766 1100
http://www.smitf.org

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Tickets:

Free

Available from:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reforming-church-lucy-winkett-and-sam-wells-tickets-36513533963

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