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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.

The 2018 Liddon lecture will be held in the Douglas Room, Faith House on 11 May 2018 at 2:15pm.  Revd Barry Orford, Priest in Charge of St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, and former librarian of Pusey House Oxford will speak on Henry Parry Liddon: the hidden man. Canon H P Liddon (1829-1890) was a prominent member of the Oxford Movement, hugly respected as a theologian and a brilliant preacher. Dr Orford will be concentrating on his private life and character.

Attendence is free, but places are limited.  If you wish to attend please let the Seretary know, either by emails, post or the ‘Contact Us’ form.

Past lecturers include

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Liddon lecture – Monasticism and society.

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

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

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