The Inclusive Church Lecture

The Inclusive Church Lecture

The Annual Inclusive Church lecture was inaugurated in 2013, marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of Inclusive Church.

The lecture is part of Inclusive Church’s commitment to articulate a coherent gospel theology of inclusion.

Inclusive Church 2014 Lecture

Linda WoodheadThe 2014 Inclusive Church Lecture was given by Linda Woodhead.

Linda is the Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University.

The lecture was entitled 'Whatever happened to Liberal Christianity?'

The PowerPoint slides that Linda used for the lecture are available here.

Inclusive Church 2013 Lecture

IC lectureThe inaugural lecture entitled ‘On Being Together: the Possibility of Church’ was given by Martyn Percy at Southwark Cathedral, with 200 guests.
Some earlier parts of this paper were initially explored in Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion (Ashgate, 2013), Thirty-Nine New Articles: An Anglican Landscape of Faith (SCM-Canterbury, 2013), a lecture given at St. John’s College, Auckland, New Zealand , April 2013.

Martyn Percy is Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford.  He is a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, a Professor of Theological Education at King’s College London and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London.  He is also an Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral.  Martyn has served in a variety of public roles specialising in ethics and consumer affairs, including the Advertising Standards Authority, the Portman Group (the self-regulating body for the alcoholic drinks industry), the Direct Marketing Commission and the British Board of Film Classification.  He writes on Christianity and contemporary culture, modern ecclesiology and practical theology.  His recent books include Clergy: The Origin of Species (2006) and a trilogy on ecclesiology (Ashgate) Engaging Contemporary Culture (2005), Shaping the Church (2010) and The Ecclesial Canopy (2012).  He was recently described in the journal Theology as the British Theologian who is ‘closest to being a missionary anthropologist’.

The full text of the 2013 lecture can be downloaded here.