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- Course Dates: Fri 8 February, 2:00 pm to Sat 9 February, 2:00 pm
This symposium is an invitation to consider the remarkably rich and diverse influence of the late Bishop Michael Perham upon worship in the Church of England.
In this public forum, speakers with first-hand experience of Michael’s ministry will address issues such as nurturing worship in the parish, liturgical leadership, the formation of praying people, and liturgical revision.
Session Titles & Contributors
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Praying and Practising the Liturgy: Inhabiting the Eucharist with Tom Clammer
Tom Clammer served his title in a suburban parish in the city of Gloucester before becoming incumbent of seven rural villages in Gloucestershire. In 2012 he was installed as Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, a post which he held until Advent 2018. During this time he was awarded his PhD in Liturgical Studies, which focussed on the way in which the Church of England expresses its doctrine of evil in the public worship of the church. During 2019 he is focusing on developing a teaching ministry, and several writing projects. He lives in Salisbury with his wife Emma, who teaches in Eastleigh.
Inclusive Worship: Women and Children in Liturgy with Sandra Millar
Sandra Millar is Head of Life Events for the Church of England, looking widely at how the church engages those who come for weddings, funerals, and christenings. Previously she has worked as the Children and Families Adviser in the Gloucester Diocese where she worked with Michael Perham and also sat on the Diocesan Worship and Spirituality committee.
Tim Harle is Coordinator for the Centre for Leadership Learning and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Approaches to Leadership at Sarum College. He is a Visiting Fellow at Bristol Business School, and has served as a Lay Canon on the Chapter of Bristol Cathedral and on the Bristol Diocesan Liturgy Committee. Tim is a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) in the multi-parish benefice where he lives in rural North Wiltshire. He is a member of the British Academy of Management, and of the Alcuin Club.
Liturgy in Flux: New Anglican Voices with Mary Gray-Reeves (relayed by video)
Mary Gray-Reeves is in her 11th year as Bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real in the United States of America. Bishop Mary co-authored The Hospitality of God: Emerging Worship for a Missional Church (London: SPCK, 2011) with Michael Perham. She continues to urge dynamism in the inherited church, seeking to strengthen our offering amidst a social fabric that is rapidly changing and increasingly blind to those who live emotionally or physically on life’s edge. “Church” as bearer of Christ-centered communities of love, inclusion and justice remain a predominant theme of her leadership in the church.
Concluding Reflections on the Symposium with David Hoyle
David Hoyle is a historian, not a liturgist and is now Dean of Bristol Cathedral.
After a Cambridge curacy, working as Dean of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and later Vicar of Christ Church, Southgate (in North London) he became Director of Ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral in 2002. There he worked with Michael Perham, arranging some of his induction into the diocese and later serving on Bishop’s Staff. He and his wife grew close to Michael and Alison. David preached at Michael’s funeral. David has published a number of books and articles, most recently The Pattern of Our Calling (SCM) and Reflections for Daily Prayer (CHP). A book on the liturgical year with ample reference to Michael’s influence will be published next year. David will offer concluding reflections on the Symposium.
Grasping the Heel of Heaven: Liturgy, Leadership and Ministry in Today’s Church (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2017)
Conversation with authors of the book that honours the legacy of Michael Perham to the church.
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Please note that the timings of this symposium have changed from earlier publicity.