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THIS YEAR’S FREE LENT SEMINARS ONLINE ARE ANNOUNCED BY THE PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY image

THIS YEAR’S FREE LENT SEMINARS ONLINE ARE ANNOUNCED BY THE PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY

16th February 2021

An online series of four free Lent seminars awaits devotees of the Book of Common
Prayer it was announced this week by the Prayer Book Society (PBS).

The society, which encourages rediscovery and use of the majesty and spiritual
depth of the Book of Common Prayer at the heart of the Church of England’s
worship, is building on the success of its Advent seminars which attracted almost 400
participants in December last year.

Each of the Lent seminars will be accessible to PBS members and non-members on
Zoom. Every 30-minute presentation will be followed by half an hour of questions and
discussion prior to worship led by ordinands from a mix of theological colleges.
Evening Prayer will follow the Saturday sessions and the Litany will follow the
weekday events.

Under the umbrella title of For His mercy endureth for ever; exploring God’s mercy
with the Book of Common Prayer, the seminar dates, times, topics and speakers
(see biographical notes below*) will be:

Tuesday, March 2 at 7 pm:
Devices and Desires: Confessing our Sins with the BCP with the Rev Dr
Andrew Atherstone (pictured above)

Saturday, March 13 at 2.30 pm:
Towards the Mercy-Seat: God's Mercy in the Psalms with the Rev Canon
Richard Peers.

Tuesday, March 16 at 7 pm:
Whose Sins Thou Dost Forgive, They are Forgiven: The Remedy for Sin with
the Rt Rev Dr Martin Warner.

Saturday, March 27 at 2.30 pm:
Whose Property is Always to Have Mercy: The Prayer Book Communion and
the Nature of God with Dr Bridget Nichols.

To register for a place at one or more of the seminars visit www.pbs.org.uk or
http://bit.ly/pbslent21. Registered participants will receive an automated email
containing a single Zoom link for all four sessions.

Seminar speakers’ biographical notes

Rev Dr Andrew Atherstone
Tutor in Church History at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford;
Research Fellow of the Latimer Trust;
Member of General Synod, Liturgical Commission and Faith and Order Commission;
Author of numerous books including a major biography of Justin Welby and, more
recently, The Routledge Research Companion to the History of Evangelicalism.

Rev Canon Richard Peers
Sub-Dean of Christ Church, Oxford;
Formerly Director of Education for the Diocese of Liverpool;
Experienced Spiritual Director, leader of retreats and pilgrimages.

Rt Rev Dr Martin Warner
Bishop of Chichester;
A Lord Spiritual in the House of Lords, he was formerly Bishop of Whitby and, before
that, Canon residentiary of St Paul's Cathedral;
Author of numerous books including The Habit of Holiness and Between Heaven and
Charing Cross.

Dr Bridget Nichols
Lecturer in Anglicanism and Liturgy at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute;
Formerly lay chaplain and research assistant to three bishops of Ely;
Author of numerous books on liturgy and editor of The Collect in the Churches of the
Reformation;
A consultant to the Liturgical Commission.

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