John Henry Newman: Influences and Legacies - a day symposium

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St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey

St Margaret Street

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SW1P 3JX

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A day symposium with distinguished speakers to celebrate the canonisation of John Henry Newman.

John Henry Newman was baptised and ordained as an Anglican prior to his reception into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845. One of the most distinguished and influential figures of the nineteenth century, Newman’s wide-ranging work on topics including faith, revelation, the development of doctrine, the nature of the Church, and the role of conscience continues to bear fruit today.

Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 whilst on his State Visit to the UK, and Pope Francis will canonise Newman in Rome on 13th October 2019. During this period of celebration for Catholics and Anglicans alike, Westminster Abbey is delighted to host this opportunity for study and reflection in collaboration with St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Our day symposium will examine what influenced Newman himself, as well as interrogating his legacy for the Church today. How did Newman’s scholarly Anglican formation shape his mature theological insights? What made him a distinctive Catholic theologian of the nineteenth century? What implications might Newman’s work on the relationship between tradition and development have to say to the contemporary Christian world? How should we harvest the gifts he has left us?

Keynote speakers include Judith Champ, Eamon Duffy, Jane Garnett, Ben King, and Roderick Strange.

Panellists include Jeremy Morris, Peter Nockles, Angela Tilby and Jacob Phillips.

Please note:

  • Access to St Margaret's Church will be via the West Gate entry on North Green.
  • There will be bag searches upon entry.
  • It is not possible to enter St Margaret’s with large or bulky items of luggage. This includes suitcases and large rucksacks. Storage is not available.
  • There are no toilets available at St Margaret’s. The nearest facilities are in the Great Cloister (entry via Dean’s Yard). There are also facilities at Westminster Underground Station.
  • Registration and coffee atarts at 9.30am.
  • Lunch (from1.00pm to 2.00pm) is not provided. The Cellarium Cafe and Restaurant will be open.





Evensong sung by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral

Following the symposium, at 5.00 pm there will be a joint service of Evensong at which the Abbey choir will be joined by the choir of Westminster Cathedral. All are welcome to attend this.



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To apply for free tickets, click on REGISTER above. Having done so, on the right of the first screen, click on the number of tickets you would like, then click on CHECKOUT - you will then be asked to leave your details and those of any guests attending with you on the next screen. A link to a ticket (s) will be sent to the email address that you enter, and you can then print off your ticket (s) to bring on the day.



FAQs

• What transport/parking options are there? Public transport is advised. For those with special needs, please email special.events@westminster-abbey.org. The nearest underground stations are Westminster and St James's Park.

• Do I have to bring my printed ticket (s) to the event? Yes

• What time do the doors open? Doors will open for registration and tea/coffee at 9.30 am.

• What time does the symposium end? At 4.45 pm. All are welcome to attend Evensong afterwards and this will end at around 5.45 pm.



Westminster Abbey is holding this symposium in partnership with St Mary's University Twickenham.

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St Margaret Street

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United Kingdom

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