Space in the City

Spring 2010

at St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester
Wednesdays 12:30 – 13:00

Aspects of Alfred

A series of four reflective readings from the writings of Alfred the Great, including music from the Winchester Troper and Gregorian Chant, to coincide with the celebration of the 900th Anniversary of Hyde Abbey – Hyde900.

Presented by Revd Canon Dr David Scott

28th April Alfred the Man 
Recording of the talk. †
Script for the talk. †
5th May Alfred the King  with Martin Tucker QC
Recording of the talk. †
Script for the talk. †
19th May Alfred’s Winchester 
Recording of the talk. †
Script for the talk. †
26th May Alfred the Christian  with Canon Jackie Browning
Recording of the talk. †
Script for the talk. †
Note: Recordings are now being uploaded to the Internet Archive:  the link above takes you to a page where you may play or download the recording in different ways.  To play, simply click the Play button (white triangle) in the player on the right-hand side.  To download, right-click on the link to the MP3 file lower down the page, in the box under the heading “VBR MP3”, and choose “Save Target As ...”.  John Stanning welcomes comments on this change.

Music played during the first three talks is from the CD Christmas in Royal Anglo-Saxon Winchester: 10th-century Chant from the Winchester Troper by Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge directed by its founder, Dr Mary Berry, CBE;  Herald AV Publications HAVPCD 151, © 1992 Herald AV Publications and Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge Trust.
Music played during the fourth talk is from the CD Chant – Music for Paradise by the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz.  UCJ/Universal Music. Catalogue no. 1766016

Wednesdays at 12:30
Sandwiches available after each talk
Admission is free, but we rely on donations to fund expenses.

Copyright of each recording or text belongs to the speaker(s), except the music whose copyright is noted above.  Recordings and texts are made available here, by kind permission of the speakers, for personal, non-commercial use only.  Scripts are not transcripts of the talks.  Speakers often depart from their scripts to amplify, give examples or even add extra points, so the texts and the recordings may differ.

God our maker and redeemer,
we pray you of your great mercy,
and by the power of your holy cross,
to guide us by your will,
and to shield us from our foes,
that after the example of your servant Alfred,
we may inwardly love you above all things
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Future series
  • The Autumn series, Sanctuary, will be on 29 September, 6, 13 and 20 October, and 3, 10, 17 and 24 November.

If you would like to receive updates and news of Space in the City by e-mail, please send a message to Jeannette Archdeacon

Previous series
Lent 2010:   Four talks by Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby under the general title “Mammon’s Revenge”.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Autumn 2009:   Seven talks under the title “Prophets for our Time”.  The programme page has texts and recordings of all of the talks.
Spring 2009:   “Inspired”:  four reflections on the nature of Inspiration and Place.  The programme page has recordings of two of the talks.
January 2009:    “The Audacity of Hope”:  four talks by Revd Dr Martyn Atkins.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2008:   “When I’m Sixty-Four ... A Celebration of the Third Age!”  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2008:   “What can Christianity do for you?”  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
January 2008:   Four talks by Bishop Richard Harries (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) under the overall title “The Re-Enchantment of Morality: Wisdom for a Troubled World”.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2007:   “Spirituality & ...”.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
May 2007:   “After Anne Frank”.  The programme page includes the recording of Prof. Michael Taylor’s talk.
Jan-Feb 2006:   Rev. Joel Edwards gave four talks under the general title “Respect”.  The texts of his talks have been made available by the Evangelical Alliance.
2004:   Bishop John Baker (formerly Bishop of Salisbury) gave a series of four talks on the Lord’s Prayer.  The text of those talks is here.
2004:   Another series of talks by Bishop John Baker, “Between Faith and Doubt” (about God, about Jesus, about Good and Evil and about Life and Death), is available here.

Space in the City is organised by members of the United Church, St Bartholomew’s, St Peter’s and St Lawrence with St Swithun, in conjunction with the School of Spirituality.

This page was updated on 28 May 2010 by John Stanning.  Comments and suggestions welcome!
© 2010 Parish of St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, Winchester
Valid HTML 4.01!
Valid CSS!
A Space in the CityIf you came here looking for the Cardiff apartment company “A Space in the City”, please go to