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The Liddon Trust holds an annual lecture on a subject of intellectual, moral, ethical or theological interest.   The lectures are usually held in May and are advertised in advance on our website.  We are privileged to welcome speakers from a wide range of traditions and specialities; their views are not necessarily those of the Society of the Faith.

Past lecturers include

2019 – Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves, parish priest and academic, spoke on Hopkins and Liddon: perfection, perversion, poetry. It is hoped to have the text available on this website.

2018 – Revd Barry Orford, Priest in Charge of St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, and former librarian of Pusey House Oxford spoke on Henry Parry Liddon: the hidden man.  Fr Orford has kindly made the text of his lecture available. Please click here – Liddon lecture – Liddon the hidden man

2017 – The Liddon Lecture was replaced by the Catholicity Symposium.

2016 – Dr Andrew Chandler spoke on ‘Bishop George Bell and the cause of Christian Unity’.

2015 – Dr Michael Hall, sistinguished architectural historian, spoke on  ‘Bodley,Garner,Liddon and the St Paul’s Cathedral Reredos’.

2014 –  Revd Fr George Guiver CR, spoke on ‘Light for society: the new interest in the message of monastic life’.  Fr Guiver has kindly made the text of his lecture available. Please click here Liddon lecture – Monasticism and society.

2013 – The Liddon Lecture was replaced by the Faith-Craft symposium.

2012 – Professor Dumitrascu, Professor of Theology at Oradea University, Romania.   Professor Dumitrascu has kindly made part of his lecture available.  Please click here 2012 lecture.

2011 – The Venerable John Green, former Chaplain of the Fleet on the ministry of naval chaplains and ‘perspectives from the edge’.

2010 – Vice-Principal, the Revd Canon Robert Gage, on Bishop William Walsham How, the first Bishop of Wakefield.

2009 – The Very Revd Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, on Church Schools and Academies.

2008 –Right Revd John Hind, Bishop of Chichester on developments in theological education.

2007 – Rt Hon Frank Field MP on the part played by cathedrals in contemporary society.

2006- His Honour Judge Michael Yelton, author of Anglican Papalism, on ‘Some Lost London Churches