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Westminster Abbey Event in October

Christianity in Public Life: How Faith can help build a stronger Society


Date: Monday, 30th October
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Location: St Margaret’s Church
Price: Free (booking required)

The Right Reverend Dr Graham Tomlin celebrates 500 years of St Margaret’s Church in the opening lecture of Westminster Abbey Institute’s autumn season.

Speaker: The Right Reverend Dr Graham Tomlin, Director of the Centre for Cultural Witness
Chair: The Right Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon Rector, Westminster Abbey

About the speaker

The Right Reverend Dr Graham Tomlin is Director of the Centre for Cultural Witness, based in Lambeth Palace. He was Bishop of Kensington from 2015-22. Formerly, he was the founding Dean of St Mellitus College where he remains President and before that, Vice Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he taught Historical Theology within the Theology Faculty of Oxford University. He was the Vice Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.


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  • The name(s) of the event(s) you wish to book for
  • Your full name
  • Your job title
  • Your employer
  • Your telephone number

We will not share your personal details with anyone.

Institute’s autumn programme

This event is part of Dignity and Public Service, Westminster Abbey Institute’s 2023 autumn programme, and celebrates the 500th anniversary of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. St Margaret’s has centuries-long links with Parliament, and is often referred to as ‘the parish church of the House of Commons’.


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