16 November 2022
The Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry began its new academic year with a summer school in August 2022. Sarum ordinands and ministry faculty were joined by a number of academics from the international community to explore the theme Lament and Hope in a Time of Environmental Crisis: Exploring the Science and Theology of Climate Change and Our Responses To It.
“This was a theme that was richly generative for theological reflection, mission and ministry,’ says James Woodward, Sarum College Principal. ‘As world leaders gather for the COP 27 climate change conference Sarum College, I am pleased to recommend an event hosted by the Church House Bookshop.’
The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, retired Bishop of Salisbury and former Foundation Trustee of Sarum College, will discuss his new Advent book, Sleepers Wake in a free online event on November 23rd hosted by the Church House Bookshop.
Claire Gilbert will chair the discussion with Holtam and The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, author of Bethlehem Bound.
Sleepers Wake, the Archbishop of York’s Advent Book for 2022, draws on Bishop NIcholas’s experience as former Church of England lead Bishop for the environment and urges spiritual and cultural transformation to help preserve our world for future generations.
Holtam is the author of The Art of Worship: Paintings, Prayers, and Readings for Meditation and A Room with a View: Ministry with the World at Your Door. Sleepers Wake is his first Advent book.
Andrew Nunn is the Dean of Southwark and author of The Hour is Come.
Claire Gilbert writes and speaks about ethics and spirituality in politics and public life, medicine, ecology and on Julian of Norwich. She is Director of Westminster Abbey Institute. She is the author of Miles To Go Before I Sleep. Her fictional autobiography of Julian of Norwich is due to be published in April 2023.
Those registered can join live on the evening of the 23 November and put questions to the two authors, or save the recording to watch later.