Southwell Lecture has been revived

The Southwell lecture has been revived this year and Southwell Minster is pleased to announce that The Rt. Revd. Dr Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington, has accepted the invitation to give the lecture.

‘The Reformation and why it matters’, is the subject of the lecture, which takes place on Wednesday 8th November, at 7.30pm, in Southwell Minster.

Bishop Graham is a renowned church historian with a specialist interest in the Reformation, a writer, and theological educator – having been Dean of St Mellitus College.

The Dean, the Very Rev’d Nicola Sullivan says: “It’s important that we mark ‘Reformation 500’ to understand how a courageous act of protest in October 1517 led to changing  Western Europe’s religious, political and social shape forever. Bishop Graham Tomlin is one of the Church of England’s most engaging speakers and has lectured and written extensively about the Reformation, in particular Martin Luther and why his influence still matters today.  We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Tomlin to the cathedral for the Southwell Lecture and hope we will attract a large audience to this free lecture.”

The lecture is free and open to everyone.