The monthly St Michael’s Lectures series was founded at the church in 1992. Lectures are free with a voluntary retiring collection; a warm welcome is extended to everyone.
The series explores contemporary issues connected with faith and society, Christianity and our heritage, and are enjoyed by people from many different churches and none.
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In April 2014, the St Michael’s Lectures celebrated their 21st Anniversary with the Very Revd Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans, speaking on ‘Real Bible Study’ to an audience of 130 people. Since then special Memorial Lectures have also been held in memory of Rev Dr John Hughes and Canon John Thurmer.
A new development has been the Lent Reading Group led by Prof Oliver Nicholson, on “Augustine’s Confessions” in Lent 2017, “The Travels of Egeria” in Oct 2017, and “The Life of St Antony” in Lent 2018.
The series’ curator, David Beadle, also ran series of Heritage Lectures here, featuring the history of music and liturgy, architecture and craftsmanship at St Michael’s as part of our HLF Organ Project.
Lectures are given by prominent academics and experts from wide-ranging disciplines, beliefs and backgrounds. Read more about some of our past lecturers featured in the gallery below.
Please contact the current lectures series team, via our contacts page if you would like to give a lecture or recommend a lecturer.
Image below: The Revd Dr John Hughes (1978-2014)