In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Bishop George Bell, Christ Church Cathedral offers two lectures which explore both the man and his legacy. His contribution to the church was of great significance as a leader in the international ecumenical movement, as a courageous voice for peace and reconciliation in war and as a Bishop leading a Diocese through twenty years of the turbulent twentieth century.
His life and personal example influenced many both in this country and beyond. Bell has strong associations with Christ Church where he was an undergraduate and Senior Scholar, and latterly an Honorary Student. His link with us is marked by the Bell Chapel, dedicated to his memory and sustaining his prayer for unity and reconciliation.
Monday 20th October 2008
George Bell and International Ethics
Canon Dr Anthony Harvey - Formerly Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and Student of Christ Church
Monday 27th October 2008
'Piety and Provocation: George Bell in Four Landscapes'
Dr Andrew Chandler - Director of the George Bell Institute at the University of Chichester
Both lectures will be held at 4.30 in the North Transept of the Cathedral and will be followed by Evensong at 6.05pm. On 27th October there will be a special Evensong is celebration of Bishop Bell. The lectures are free and open to all.
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