A talk in Durham by former Chaplain-General of the British Army

Chaplains and the role of religion have cropped up regularly in the WWI Book group’s meetings and our series of talks, and we have identified at least one Teesdale clergyman who served as an army chaplain during the First World War.  If you are interested in learning more about religion during the war and in its aftermath, read on…

The experience of ministering to soldiers on the front line and discovering the depth (or lack) of religious feeling among the troops affected many chaplains and fed into the Church of England’s response to the situation.  To mark the centenary of the end of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) and the publication by Anglican army chaplains of a controversial manifesto for post-war church reform, the Venerable Stephen Robbins CB, Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and a former Chaplain-General of the British Army, asks whether the Church can learn from the recent pastoral experience of army chaplains.  His lecture, ‘Centenary Reflections on The Church in the Furnace: Can the Church of England learn from the British Army?’, will be given on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 6.30 p.m. in Prior’s hall, Palace Green, Durham (drinks will be served from 6.15 p.m.). 

There is no charge for the event, but please email admin.cas@durham.ac.uk by Friday 10th November to let them know you will attend.