Speakers

Speakers include:

Guli Francis-Dehqani

Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani is currently the Bishop of Loughborough. She was nominated as the next Bishop of Chelmsford in December 2020.

Dr Francis-Dehqani worked as a religion producer for the BBC before training for the ministry from 1995 to 1998. She is vice-president of the Conference of European Churches, and vice chair of the Church Army. Her first book, A Cry From the Cross for a Lost Homeland will be published in 2021.

Luigi Gioia

Luigi Gioia has taught theology in Rome, Paris and most recently, Cambridge. He was Abbot of his monastic community in Italy. Fluent in seven languages, he also writes for popular audiences. He recently became an Anglican and is a parish priest in Knightsbridge, London.

His books include The Wisdom of St Benedict: Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church (Canterbury Press 2020) and Touched by God: The way to contemplative prayer (Bloomsbury 2018).

David Hoyle

David Hoyle is the Dean of Westminster. He is the author of The Pattern of Our Calling: Ministry Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Canterbury Press 2016) and A Year of Grace: Exploring the Christian seasons (Canterbury Press 2019).

He was previously Director of Ministry for the Diocese of Gloucester and Secretary to the Theological Group of the House of Bishops.

Mark Oakley

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College Cambridge. He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Kings College London; Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, and a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM the Queen.  He is an Ambassador for StopHate UK, Patron of Tell MAMA (supporting those affected by anti-Muslim hate crime) and a Trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust.

His books include The Collage of God (Canterbury Press 2012) and The Splash of Words (Canterbury Press 2016).

Sam Wells

Revd Dr Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and a widely-known preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian. He has served as a Church of England parish priest for 19 years. He also spent 7 years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College, London.

He has published over 30 books, including academic studies, explorations of social mission, liturgy and Anglican faith, and four collections of sermons. His latest, A Cross in the Heart of God, is the Canterbury Press Lent book for 2021.

Jane Williams

Dr Jane Williams is the McDonald Professor in Christian Theology at St Mellitus College. She is also a visiting Lecturer in Theology at King’s College London, having previously taught at Trinity College Bristol. 

She is the author of several books, including The Merciful Humility of God (Bloomsbury 2018) and The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day from Advent to Epiphany (SPCK 2018).

Speakers

Mark Oakley
Guli Francis-Dehqani
Luigi Gioia
Jane Williams
Sam Wells
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