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Lent at Old Saint Paul’s – 2021

Old Saint Paul’s is holding a series of Lent talks on Wednesdays at 7:00pm as well as our usual services, which can be found by visiting the Online Resources page.

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Lent Talks 2021: Reimagining our Common Home

All of the following talks will be held on Zoom. To access the meeting, use the following link or meeting ID:

Meeting ID: 870 6018 5162

A Spirituality of Walking – The Rt Rev’d Graham Usher

7:00pm Wednesday 24 February

Bishop Graham is Bishop of Norwich and the author two books on faith and the environment; Places of Enchantment, Meeting God in Landscapes and The Way Under our Feet, A Spirituality of Walking. He is also an ecologist, having studied Ecological Science at Edinburgh University, and has been active on bodies overseeing forestry and national parks.

The Ecological Vision of Thomas Merton – Sr Kathleen Deignan

7:00pm Wednesday 3 March

Sr Kathleen, of the Congregation of Notre Dame, is a theologian and musician. She is a former president of the International Thomas Merton Society and is the founder of the Kathleen Deignan, CND Institute for Earth and Spirit at Iona College New Rochelle, New York. She is the author of Thomas Merton, A Book of Hours and Thomas Merton, When the Trees Say Nothing.

Asceticism and Contemplation – Insights from Orthodoxy – Dr Elizabeth Theokritoff

7:oopm Wednesday 10 March

Dr Theokritoff is an Orthodox theologian and Research Associate at the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge. She specialises in theology and ecology and the theology of creation. She is the author of Living in God’s Creation, Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology, and co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology.

An Introduction to Laudato Si’ – Sr Margaret Atkins

7:00pm Wednesday 17 March

Sr Margaret is an Augustinian Canoness and member of the community at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria. She is a Fellow of Blackfriars, Oxford and author of Catholics and our Common Home and Must Catholics be Green? She formerly taught theology at Trinity and All Saints college, Leeds.

The Environment and the Visual Arts – Dr Deborah Lewer

7:00pm Wednesday 24 March

Dr Lewer is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow and a specialist in modern German art. She has led a number of retreats and conferences on the intersection between art and religious faith and is a member of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. She is the author of numerous books and articles and is currently writing about the dadaist Hugo Ball.

These talks are open to any who wish to attend, listen and contribute. They will be moderated and we reserve the right to remove speaking or access priveleges for any attendees who deliberately seek to disrupt or offend.

Fergus McCreadie Trio live in virtual concert

As part of our Lent theme, the Fergus McCreadie Trio will be performing at Old Saint Paul’s on 27 March at 8:00pm, reflecting on the Scottish landscape with folk-inspired jazz. This behind-closed-doors concert will be streamed on YouTube using an exclusive link for ticket holders. More information and ticket details can be found using the following link.

View the event page and book tickets