The Lent Lectures have been taking place at Liverpool Parish Church for a century and even the bombing of the Church in 1940 did not stop them continuing. Every year they are a bit different and designed to stimulate and entertain new audiences in different ways.
The 2017 series, begins, as usual, with the Bishop of Liverpool as he presides at an Ash Wednesday lunch time service for the city. By popular request, this has been shortened so that people can get back to their offices for the afternoon. The remaining lectures in the season are in the evening and each event is finished within an hour, and that includes both questions to the speaker and also refreshments.
The Lent Talks are a gift to the City of Liverpool: there is no charge and you do not have to book. Please come and be inspired! Find Liverpool Parish Church on Chapel Street, just opposite the Liver Building.
Ash Wednesday Service with the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool
Wednesday 1 March 2017 (Ash Wednesday), 12.15pm
Preacher is Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson, Chair of the Methodist District. All welcome. Service will be strictly 45 minutes and will finish by 1pm. For many years the Bishop of Liverpool has begun Lent by leading a service in the heart of the City of Liverpool. Whatever your church background (or if you have none), join these two church leaders to start the journey towards Easter Day.
Dr Said on Lent, Faith and Politics: Reflections from the Holy Land
Sunday 5 March 2017, 6pm
The Revd Dr Yazid Said is lecturer in Islam at Liverpool Hope University. He is a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen and an Anglican priest. He was Acting Dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem from 2002-2004 before he returned to Cambridge to complete his PhD in medieval Islamic studies. The event includes music from St Nicholas’ Singers.
John Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpsons
Wednesday 22 March 2017, 6.15pm
John Timpson is the owner and Chief Executive of the family firm (founded 1856) which currently has over 1325 outlets across the UK. Under his leadership the firm is particularly noted for its ethical employment policies and its work in offender rehabilitation with The Timpson Training Academy in HMP Liverpool. John has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph.
Carys Bray, Author
Thursday 30 March 2017, 6.15pm
Carys is the author of a collection of short stories, Sweet Home, and two novels, A Song for Issy Bradley which was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, and The Museum of You.
Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision
Wednesday 5 April 2017, 6.15pm
After a career in housing, Max joined Liverpool Vision in 2010 and has overseen the enhancement of Liverpool Vision’s business growth service, expansion of Liverpool Vision’s work in key international markets and the creation of Marketing Liverpool. As Chair of the International Business Festival he has been innovative in attracting investment and development to the region.
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