Monday 3 October 2022
Tuesday 4 October 2022
Wednesday 5 October 2022
Thursday 6 October 2022
Chisato Kusunoki (piano)
Japanese classical piano virtuoso now resident in Brighton
All Saints Presents.... is our new monthly lecture series, where we invite guest speakers to share their perspectives on important topics facing the church and the world today.
Our first series for autumn 2022 is Queer Theology. We’re excited to invite three guest speakers to share their perspectives on the church, theology and the LGBTQ+ community.
The format of the sessions will be a talk plus Q&A, and One Bread café will be open afterwards serving drinks and refreshments so you can stick around to continue the conversation.
The lectures are free to attend, and there will be a retiring collection for All Saints' local social action projects.
Oct 6th - Charlie Bell - ‘Queer Holiness: LGBTQI lives and loves in the Church'
LGBTQI people in the church have spent a long time being told what God expects of them and how they should behave. From prohibitions on who they might love or marry, to erasure and denial, the theological record is one in which LGBTQI people are far too often objectified and their lives seen as the property of others.
In this talk, Charlie will touch on themes covered in his recently published book, ‘Queer Holiness’, which seeks to find a better way to do theology – not about, but with and of LGBTQI people – taking insights from the sciences and personal narratives as it seeks to answer the question: 'What does human flourishing look like?'.
Charlie Bell is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. He is also the John Marks Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Medicine at Girton College Cambridge. In 2021 he was ordained priest in the Church of England and is serving his curacy in the Diocese of Southwark.
Sunday 9 October 2022
Monday 10 October 2022
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Thursday 13 October 2022
James Thomas (organ)
The former Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral plays our famous Hill organ