The 2017 Annual Lecture will be given by The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's.
The lecture and the Annual General Meeting of Inclusive Church will take place on Thursday 20th July 2017 in the OBE Chapel, in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral.
David Ison's title for the lecture is: "Including the Exclsuive: how liberal can you be?"
David Ison trained for ordination at St John’s College, Nottingham. He served his title at St Nicholas and St Luke Deptford in the diocese of Southwark from 1979 to 1985, while also writing a PhD in church history at King’s College, London to develop skills to work in training people for ministry. From 1985 to 1988 he was Lecturer at the Church Army Training College in Blackheath. In 1988 he became Vicar at Potters Green in the diocese of Coventry, where he worked to physically and spiritually rebuild the church. In 1993 he moved to Exeter as Diocesan Continuing Ministerial Education Officer to take on a variety of roles in training and supporting clergy in their ministry, and in 1995 also became a Residentiary Canon at Exeter Cathedral. David became Dean of Bradford in 2005, prior to his appointment at St Paul's. David is a member of General Synod.
His interests include history and current affairs, interfaith relations, DIY and scuba diving; and he drives a kit-car he made himself.
The Inclusive Church Lecture coincides with the AGM of Inclusive Church.
The programme for the event on Thursday 20th July will be:
5.00 p.m. Evensong
6.00 Access open through North West Crypt Door for the Annual General Meeting in the OBE Chapel in the Crypt
7.00p.m. Annual Lecture
8.15 p.m. Refreshments available in the Nelson Chamber. Make the most of having the opportunity to meet people following the lecture in the stunning Nelson Chamber, as we gather around the tomb of Admiral Lord Nelson.
The lecture is a free event - tickets are available here.
We are asking those who are coming to this event to assist with the cost of having wine, soft drinks and snacks. We suggest a donation of £7.50 per person. If you can afford to pay more, this will allow us to be able to welcome those who may otherwise feel excluded from the event. So, once you have booked your ticket - simply go here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/inclusivechurch/iclecture2017 to make a donation. Thank you.
Alternatively you can make a BACS donation. Email email@example.com for details
Access information is available here: https://www.stpauls.co.uk/visits/visits/accessibility
Download a PDF aerial photograph of St Paul’s giving details of access.
Following the lecture, some people will be going for a meal to Cafe Rouge, opposite St Pauls. If you intend to join us - please contact the restaurant and tell them you will be part of the Inclusive Church group.
Previous lecturers have been Martyn Percy, Linda Woodhead and Michael Jagessar and Loretta Minghella.
Details of the Inclusive Church Annual lecture can be found here.