The Rutland Theological Society

aims to provide an inter-denominational forum, with a stimulating programme of topics and speakers, where current and theological ideas are shared. The Society does not promote any particular school of thought, but is open to the whole range of theological opinions and seeks to promote knowledge, understanding and debate.

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Our Next Meeting

Directions to Oakham Methodist Churchtakes place in Oakham Methodist Church commencing at 7.30pm and finishing by 9pm


Thu 8th February 2018 at 7:30pm
Inspiring Hope: transactional faith for our times

Speaker: Revd Canon Chris Chivers

A plague starts. Aaron is sent with his censer to stand between the living and the dead and the plague ceases. In whom is the God of the gaps now to be found? Chris will be exploring this question to annunciate a global theology of hope for this, as for any age.

Chris is the Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge' the same college where he trained for ordination - reading Theology and Religious Studies.

His ministry has seen him as a curate, parish priest and area dean in North London, as the Precentor of St George's Cathedral, Cape Town and then Westminster Abbey, and as Canon Chancellor of Blackburn Cathedral.

Before training for ordination he studied music as a choral scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, having earlier been a chorister at Bristol Cathedral. He taught music at several schools and was Lay Chaplain, Housemaster and Choristers' Tutor at King's College School, Cambridge.

A published composer of choral music, he is also the author of several books. He presents Daily Service and Act of Worship on BBC Radio 4, and is a frequent contributor to the church and secular press in the UK and internationally. He is Chair of USPG.


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