May 2011

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


Four talks exploring our relationship with the world as a gift from God and the way in which we might respond to the challenge of the call in Micah 6:8:  “to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly” in the 21st century.

4th May What is going on? 
Celia Deane-Drummond
Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology and the Biological Sciences at the University of Chester and has lectured widely on ecotheology and environmental ethics.  She was recently on secondment with the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD).
Script for the talk (PDF). †
Recording of the talk. †
11th May Loving Mercy 
Martyn Goss
Martyn Goss is Director of the Council for Church & Society of the Exeter Diocese.  He chairs the Devon Faith & Belief Forum and is a member of the Leadership Team of the European Christian Environmental Network.
Script for the talk (PDF). †
Recording of the talk. †
18th May Acting Justly 
Chris Brice
Chris Brice, an Anglican priest, was Social Justice Adviser in the Diocese of London from 1993 to 2008.  He is now Chair of the environmental charity, Operation Noah.
Script for the talk (PDF) †
(transcribed from Chris Brice’s manuscript by Denis Archdeacon).
Recording of the talk. †
25th May Walking Humbly 
Ian Christie
Ian Christie teaches and writes on sustainable development and the environment.  He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey and adviser to Rowan Williams.
Recording of the talk. †
Note: Recordings are now being uploaded to the Internet Archive:  the link above opens (in a new window) 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;  alternatively, on the left-hand side under “Listen to audio”, click “VBR M3U”.  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 ...”.

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.  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.

Lord, we give you thanks
for the beauty of this earth.
May we value the world as your gift to us,
and learn to respect and share its resources.
Forgive us our misuse of your bounty
and prompt us to amend our actions,
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.
Future series
Autumn 2011:   “The King James Bible:  Past, Present and Future”.  28 September to 19 October and 2 to 23 November at the United Church, Winchester.

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Previous series
January 2011:   “Pie in the Sky?”:  four talks by Dr Paula Gooder exploring the themes of Life, Death, Heaven and Hell in the Bible.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2010:   “Sanctuary”:  eight talks in which various speakers explored their differing experience and understandings of sanctuary.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2010:   “Aspects of Alfred”:  Four talks by Revd Canon Dr David Scott.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Lent 2010:   “Mammon’s Revenge”:  Four talks by Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Autumn 2009:   “Prophets for our Time”:  Seven talks by different speakers.  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.
May 2006:   Ann Lewin spoke on “Josephine Butler and Sexual Law Reform”.  The text of her talk is here.
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 an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churches:  St Bartholomew’s, St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.

This page was updated on 25 May 2011 by John Stanning.  Comments and suggestions welcome!
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