University of Cumbria annual chaplaincy lecture

University of Cumbria annual chaplaincy lecture

The Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, The Revd Preb Rose Hudson-Wilkin, will deliver the 2016 University of Cumbria chaplaincy lecture in Carlisle.

Her title will be ‘Faith in the Public Square’, and she will examine the past, present and future public face of the Christian faith in the UK, commenting on both the challenges to faith, and also the opportunities which lie ahead.

Rose is well known for her lively and challenging contributions to many radio and TV programmes, including appearances on BBC R4’s Desert Island Discs and on BBC Newsnight.

In addition to her parliamentary role, Rose is a Church of England priest, a chaplain to the Queen, and since November 2014 she has been Priest in Charge of St Mary-at-Hill, City of London.

This annual lecture is an opportunity for the university, local church and local community to engage with ideas about the place of the Christian faith in today’s society. Each year, the lecture is delivered by a prominent Christian from the world of Church, commerce, politics or culture.

University Chaplain Revd Matthew Firth says:

“We are delighted to be welcoming Rose to Carlisle to deliver this year’s lecture. Our guest lecturers are always very engaging, and that will be especially the case this year, as Rose is known for her energetic and robust commentary on the place of faith in society.

“She brings with her some unique insights from her role in Parliament as well as her role as a vicar in the City of London. People are in for a treat, so I hope that many from within the university, local churches and wider city and region will book a place and join us for what will be a very engaging evening.”

The lecture will be delivered on Friday 18 March in the Learning Gateway lecture theatre at the Fusehill Street campus of the University of Cumbria at 6.30pm.

To book a free place at the lecture, please send an email to the university chaplain, The Revd Matthew Firth: matthew.firth@cumbria.ac.uk