Talks by Andrew Bishop

Education is a central aspect of the Cathedral’s mission.  We offer opportunities for learning, dialogue and engagement with issues of public debate, directed by the Canon for Education, Dr Julie Gittoes.

At the Cathedral, people of all ages can learn about faith and discipleship. We run a Sunday School and are developing work with young people; there are occasional study groups and Lent Lectures.

The Cathedral is a theological and educational resource for the Diocese, supporting the work of clergy and parishes. The Cathedral works with the Diocese in planning and delivering an annual summer school.

 Working with other institutions in and around Stag Hill, for example the University of Surrey, the Cathedral is committed to engaging with issues in the public sphere (including social responsibility, science, ethics, the arts and inter-faith dialogue).  There will be an annual series of talks alongside seminar based groups.

Transcripts of these talks are, where possible, included below.

For details of forthcoming talks, please see the Cathedral Diary and What's On for Heritage Talks and Study Days page



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Praying the Psalms - Canon Dr Andrew Bishop

Praying the Psalms My introduction to the Office of Compline was being in Scotland with my grandfather not long after my grandmother had died. I must have been about 14 years old. We had gone to visit Iona, and each night we went into Oban cathedral for Compline. I was captivated by phrases from… Read more

Talk by Andrew Bishop on Thursday 3rd March 2016

Ask from the Ocean's Roar

NB This is the prepared text but not word for word what was said in the lecture. ARK FROM THE OCEAN’S ROAR I. When Catherine Clancy’s exhibition first went up in the cathedral I was instantly struck by the contrast of the darkness, utter darkness, of the paintings that run down the… Read more

Talk by Andrew Bishop on Thursday 19th March 2015

In the hems of Godís senses

“I lie down and sleep and rise again, because the Lord sustains me.” Psalm 3.5 It is a great delight to be here today. I would like to thank the Dean and Chapter for their kind, and trusting, invitation and to the Canons’ PA, Catherine Butler, for her unstinting help in preparat… Read more

Talk by Andrew Bishop on Saturday 8th March 2014