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

7:30pm Thu 5th October 2017
Helen Waddell - a burning and a shining light

Speaker: Rev'd Dr John Moses KCVO

Helen Waddell, the subject of John's talk, is largely known today through her books on Peter Abelard, the Desert Fathers, and the Wandering Scholars of the Middle Ages; but she was also an intriguing person whose many skills and profoundly human qualities commended her to large numbers of people. She comes down to us as a compelling person: one of the Church's burning and shining lights.

John Moses is a retired Anglican priest who was Dean of St Paul's from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. His writings include books and anthologies on atonement theology, church and state, desert spirituality, John Donne, prayer, and Thomas Merton. He was educated at the University of Nottingham and Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge. He then studied at Lincoln Theological College, where he was ordained in 1964..

Now living in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, he lists his hobbies as reading novels, holidays in the sun, complaining about his computer, and falling asleep in front of the television.