‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’ is the title of this year’s Southwell Lecture, which will be delivered by General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, the Army’s Chief of General Staff from 2006-2009 and Constable of HM Tower of London. The Southwell Lecture takes place in the Minster at 7.30pm, which coincides with the Minster’s current exhibition: No Greater Love: Life and Death in the First World War, being held in the Chapter House until 15 June.
St George’s Church, Swallowbeck (Lincoln) will host the conference Recognising and Celebrating Difference - A Vision, on Saturday, June 7. The event from 9am to 4pm will include a keynote address by the Rev Dee Freeman (Head of Specialist Teaching for Lincolnshire; Associate Priest) with supporting workshops. Tickets are £10 including lunch, payable in advance. Contact the Rev Canon Ian Silk on 01522 870881.
Churches in Islington - with congregations drawn from around the globe - are staging a free multicultural festival in London’s Caledonian Park, Islington on 7 June. The all-day event will include music, dancing and food from almost every continent. As well as building stronger community links, the Life Festival includes a Storytelling tent where testimonies will be shared - and follow-up enquirers courses are already planned as part of a rhythm of mission.
7pm each evening in Salisbury Cathedral. Sarum Theological Lectures: Glory and Longing with Dr Christopher Southgate. Glory is a term that pervades Christian scripture and worship, yet its meaning is elusive. These lectures will begin from the Hebrew roots of the concept of glory in the underlying meaning of weight, substance. To understand divine glory as a sign of what is most deeply real opens the possibility of glimpsing glory in silence, in absence, in pain, as well as in blinding beauty.
Songs and Words of Freedom – An evening featuring Jonathan Aitken at St Mark’s, Kensal Rise. The evening is free and will be introduced by the Mayor of Brent, Bobby Thomas. Wednesday 7pm. www.saintms.co.uk