Sermon Series


Living out the Beatitudes

The 2018 Sermon Series as part of Choral Evensong

6.15 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month Parish Office: (0118) 979 2122 .

May the 20th: the Rev’d Jen Brown The Beatitudes and Science
Jen is the tutor for the Cuddesdon School of Theology and Ministry and is Placements Tutor for the Oxford Ministry Course. She has experience of both parish ministry and university chaplaincy and is currently Science Missioner in the Churn Benefice. Prior to ordination, Jennifer worked as a medical writer. She has degrees in psychology and the psychology of religion. She has a particular interest in the ways in which religious practice shapes beliefs and behaviour and is currently pursuing a PhD in this area. Her other interests include liturgy, Christianity and the arts, social justice, the environment, and Christian theology and animal welfare.

June the 17th: the Rev’d Andrew Lightbown Blessed are the poor in spirit, living with anxiety, depression and fear
Andrew was ordained deacon in 2013 and is now Team Vicar within the Dorchester Team. He trained for ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon alongside a certain Julie Mintern. Before training for ordination he worked in the investment management industry and, latterly, as a university lecturer. In particular he looks forward to sharing his interests in education, economic justice and, spirituality.

July the 15th: the Rev’d Kate Toogood The Beatitudes: source of flourishing
Kate is Associate Vicar of St Andrew’s, Sonning and part time Associate Chaplain of Reading Blue Coat where she also teaches Mathematics. Kate has a keen interest in liturgy and worship and this has been a significant focus of her MA which she is due to complete next year. She is married to Lawrence and they have 3 sons, a dog and a cat.

September the 16th: Nick Harborne (@Woosehill) The Beatitudes as community foundation
Nick is the Director of Reading Refugee Support Group. Nick worked with the homeless in London for 4 years and spent 6 years overseas with Children’s Aid Direct in various countries running humanitarian emergency aid development programmes. He spent a further 6 years as CEO at Reading Single Homeless Project (now Launchpad).