Congregational Lecture 2021 – John Campbell

The 2021 Annual Lecture took place on Thursday 11th November 2021. Rev Dr John Campbell gave the lecture entitled A Creative Inheritance – applying a nonconformist gifting in Biblical Interpretation today. John Campbell was minister of High Cross United Reformed Church in Tottenham and Urban Churches Minister with the United Reformed Church’s Urban Churches Support […]

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New Congregational Librarian

The Council of Management can announce the appointment of Dr Hugh Maguire as Director of  Dr Williams’s Library and Librarian of the Congregational Library to succeed Dr David Wykes on his retirement. Dr Maguire is an art historian by training, with a PhD in nineteenth-century theatre architecture. He worked as an academic before becoming the […]

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First ever online Congregational Lecture

The first ever online Congregational Lecture was delivered by Professor Jane Shaw of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, on Thursday 28th January. The early 20th century saw a revival of interest in mysticism, and an accompanying growth of retreats and prayer groups. The lecture considered the impact of nonconformists on the revival of mysicism, […]

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Congregational Librarian to retire

Dr David Wykes will retire from his position as Congregational Librarian on 25 March 2021. At a recent Library sub-committee meeting of the Trust, Revd Chris Damp, Trust and Library sub-committee Chairman, expressed the Trust’s gratitude to Dr Wykes for his guidance in helping the Congregational Library grow to its current position. Much had changed […]

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