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Peterborough Theological Society Meeting - 23rd May

Canon Mark Oakley
Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor, St Paul’s Cathedral, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Peterborough Theological Society speaking on a topic of: 'Reclaiming the poetry of faith; God, language an experience'

When:    Wednesday 23rd May
Where:   Friends Meeting House, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AB
Time:      7.30pm with a break for refreshments at 8.30pm

Reverend Canon Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, London.   He was the Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe, an archdeaconry in the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe of the Church of England, from 2005 to 2008.

As a residentiary canon of St Paul's Cathedral he carries particular responsibility for the educational work and engagement with the arts in one of the most famous churches in the world.  He was appointed a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to the Queen in 1996.  He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at King's College London.

A strong advocate for human rights, he is a trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust (Liberty), a patron of the Tell MAMA project and an ambassador for the charity Stop Hate UK. In 2016, he was awarded one of the first National Hate Crime Awards for Community Volunteer Upstander.   In 2017 Oakley was appointed a Visiting Scholar of Sarum College.

Following the talk their will be a time of discussion with the speaker ending by approx. 9.15pm

Peterborough Theological Society

The Peterborough Theological Society is an ecumenical society, open to anyone, which aims to provide a platform for theological debate which is challenging both to the lay person and to those with theological training.
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. There are no meetings in July, August or December.
The annual subscriptions are:
  • £20 for an individual member
  • or £30 for couples or families
  • or £10 for unwaged students.
  • Attendance at individual meetings is £4

For further information please contact the Rev'd Canon Jonathan Baker - 01733 355300 or e-mail: jonathan.baker@peterborough–

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