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.

View all of our meetings for the 2017-18 season

Our Next Meeting

Thu 8th March at 7:30pm
Dorothy L. Sayers, novelist, playwright, theologian: Apologist for her time – and ours?

Speaker: Rev'd Dr Jane Craske

Dorothy L. Sayers is best known as a writer of detective novels but she also wrote plays with explicit theological themes as well as essays, not least the book-length The Mind of the Maker, exploring the doctrine of the Trinity from an analogy with the creative process. Jane’s talk will explore whether there are things we can learn from Sayers’ work about theology, particularly apologetics, for today.

Jane is Director of Methodist Formation and Co-Director of the Centre for Ministerial Formation at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham. Following her time as a secondary school teacher of English, she trained for Methodist ministry at the Wesley Study Centre, Durham. She was ordained in 1996 and has served Circuits in London, Manchester, Leeds and Lowestoft/East Suffolk as well as being a tutor at Hartley Victoria College, Manchester. She has written on Methodism, preaching, and the novelist Philip Pullman. She enjoys reading, singing – and supporting West Ham United FC.


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


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Non-members: £3 per meeting 

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