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Talk Archive: 2016

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

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 



Showing Talks 1 to 5 of 5.

Praying the Psalms - Canon Dr Julie Gittoes

Praying the Psalms in Holy Week Praying the psalms during Lent has been a great blessing: we are a learning and praying community; we’ve been drawn into lives of others with great wit and wisdom; insight and challenge. There’s been quite a bit of laughter along the way; as well as a… Read more

Talk by on Thursday 17th March 2016

Praying the Psalms - Canon Martyn Neale

1. SETTING THE SCENE When young, I had plenty of aunts.  Tempus fugit and I don’t have so many now. One aunt won a prize for Competence in Scripture in 1933 in her mid-teens.  When I was nine, she gave it to me, a King James Bible.  I have it here.  I treasured it and r… Read more

Talk by Martyn Neale on Thursday 10th March 2016

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 on Thursday 3rd March 2016

Praying the Psalms - Katherine Dienes-Williams

THE MUSIC OF THE PSALMS [Please note that the audio track ends early to allow music to be played through the Cathedral's sound system.] ‘For ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes’ – these were the words which came to my lips and which I uttered aloud at the… Read more

Talk by Katherine Dienes-Williams on Thursday 25th February 2016

Praying the Psalms - Canon Dr Hazel Whitehead

Cathedral Lent Talk February 2016 'Telling it like it is: Psalms of Protest, Lament and Complaint 5 ways of interpreting Psalms I want to begin with a brief resume of the 5 ways in which the Psalms have been interpreted throughout the history of biblical criticism; because, despite the various… Read more

Talk by Hazel Whitehead on Thursday 18th February 2016