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An Evening to Celebrate Saint John Henry Newman


Thursday 7th November 2019, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

A joint lecture on the influence of John Henry Newman on the Anglican and Roman Catholic Church, on the occasion of his Canonisation.

Join us for a special event to mark the Canonisation of John Henry Newman. The evening will begin at 6pm with a joint sung Evening Prayer, where the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir will be joined by the Great Choir of Liverpool Cathedral.

Following Evening Prayer we will be hosting a joint lecture with Newman scholars the Revd Canon Dr Rod Garner and the Right Reverend Monsignor Roderick Strange who will share their insights on the influence of John Henry Newman on both the Anglican and Roman Catholic Church. The evening will conclude with time for questions and is followed by refreshments.

This event is free. To reserve your place, please click here.

Please note: The lecture will now take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral, and not in the Gibberd Room as previously advertised.  

About our Speakers:
Canon Dr. Rod Garner is an Anglican priest, writer and theologian. He is an Hon. Fellow of Liverpool Hope University and Emeritus Canon of Liverpool Cathedral. He is the author of numerous books and his new biography of Cardinal Newman has just been published. He has taught in the UK and America and his particular areas of interest include urban theology, philosophy, preaching and spirituality. He is a Tertiary Member of The Order of the Holy Paraclete.

Right Reverend Monsignor Roderick Strange is a Visiting Professor at St Mary’s University having previously been Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome for an incredible 17 years. Mgr Strange was ordained a priest in Shrewsbury Diocese in 1969 and after working as a parish priest for a number of years he was Catholic Chaplain to Oxford University and a member of their theology faculty. He was also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has had several books and many articles published on pastoral and catechetical subjects with a particular focus on the life of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.