Annual Lecture

The Annual Inclusive Church lecture was inaugurated in 2013, marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of Inclusive Church. Taking place each year in conjunction with the AGM, it invites a leading theologian or activist to reflect and challenge us about inclusion. 

Inclusive Church 2019 Lecture

Citizens of Heaven: Identity, Inclusion and the Church – Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

You can watch a video of Sam’s talk on our YouTube channel here.

A transcript of the talk is available here.

Inclusive Church 2018 Lecture

Faith and LGBT: Building Bridges in a Polarised World – Ruth Hunt, CEO of Stonewall.

You can watch the lecture on our YouTube channel here.

The transcript of the talk is available to read here.

Inclusive Church 2017 Lecture

Including the exclusive: How liberal can you be? – David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. You can watch the lecture on our YouTube channel here.

The transcript of the talk is available to read here.

Inclusive Church 2016 Lecture

Does Poverty Have A Woman’s Face? – Loretta Minghella, CEO of Christian Aid.

You can watch the lecture on our YouTube channel here.

The transcript of the talk is available to read here.

Inclusive Church 2015 Lecture

‘Beyond Inclusion: Undressing Belonging Together’ – Michael Jagessar, the Secretary for Racial Justice and Multicultural Ministry of the United Reformed Church. Contributor to Ethnicity: The Inclusive Church Resource.

This lecture can be seen on our YouTube channel

You can read the transcript here.

Inclusive Church 2014 Lecture

‘Whatever happened to Liberal Christianity?’ – Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University. 

The lecture notes can be read here.

Inclusive Church 2013 Lecture

‘On Being Together: the Possibility of Church’ – Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church Oxford.

Transcript of the talk available here.

NB Some earlier parts of this talk were initially explored in Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion (Ashgate, 2013), Thirty-Nine New Articles: An Anglican Landscape of Faith (SCM-Canterbury, 2013), a lecture given at St. John’s College, Auckland, New Zealand , April 2013.