Many notable sermons have been preached from Great St Mary’s pulpit down the centuries. Many of the great names from the Reformation have addressed the Great St Mary’s congregation including Latimer, Ridley, and Bray. The Reformation theologian Martin Bucer was buried in the church, but his body was dug up and burnt during the reign of Queen Mary. However a memorial plaque marks the place of his tomb.
Though we cannot claim to have recorded any of those sermons, we have for many years now offered the texts of sermons to subscribers and people visiting the church shop. Through these pages you too can become a subscriber and receive the latest ideas, some of which are highly relevant to current theological debate, of today’s thinkers.
Recent sermons have been delivered by
Dr Eve Poole of Newnham College and Associate of the Ashridge Business School; The Most Reverend Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, MAfr. Michael Fitzgerald Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Egypt and Delegate to the League of Arab States; The Rt Revd Dr Antje Jackelén, Bishop of Lund and The Reverend Professor Paul Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford.
From time to time we will feature a sermon that you can download free of charge. Currently, we offer the address, from:
Dr Anna Rowlands, who is a member of both Girton College and St Edmund’s College. Dr Rowlands, who is currently Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at King’s College, London and is also a Research Associate of St Edmund’s College, works at the interface of Political, Moral and Practical Theologies. She has an academic background in social sciences as well as in theology and has engaged with both community and faith-based organisations to promote the application of theology to public discourse in civil society, as well as in academia and the Church. She was formerly Director of Studies at The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology and spent seven years in Cambridge educating those training for ministry in the Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and United Reformed traditions. She is the founding Director of a new Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice and last year was the organiser of a major symposium on theological ethics and the crisis of capitalism. Her doctoral research was concerned with the British social philosopher Gillian Rose, and she continues to work with the writings of Gillian Rose, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt. Dr Rowlands is currently focusing on responses to migration, and in particular around asylum-seeking and public policy.
Download Anna Rowlands: 03.02.13 Anna Rowlands
Subscribing to Great St Mary’s sermons service
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