Centre for Anglican History and Theology

The Centre for Anglican History and Theology maintains an active schedule of events centring on the study of the worldwide Anglican communion.

Bringing together experts and researchers from across disciplines, our events explore key and challenging questions in Anglican studies using a variety of methodological approaches.

Forthcoming lectures and conferences

24 February 2024, Transformational Music: Sacred and Secular Music for Social Action (Online Conference)

Led by the Rev Dr Jonathan Arnold

18 May 2024, The Church and Social Justice, at a time of Economic Crisis and Environmental Catastrophe (Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury Cathedral)

Led by Professor David Ormrod

Spring 2023

Professor William Pettigrew (Lancaster), How to interpret Anglican Investment in the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved People

Autumn 2022

Dr Eloise Davies (Oxford), William Bedell and the Making of a Missionary Church in England, 1603–1642

Professor Stephen Taylor (Durham), Monarchy and Religion in Britain: Historical Reflections prompted by the New Reign

Professor Alexandra Walsham FBA (Cambridge) The Church in the House: Ecclesiastical History, Social History, and England’s Long Reformation

Summer 2022

Professor Benjamin King, The Oxford Movement versus the Abolitionist Movement: John Henry Newman and Henry Edward Manning on Slavery

Spring 2022

Inaugural Annual Lecture in Ecclesiastical History, Dr Andrew Foster, In Praise of Ecclesiastical History

Autumn 2021

Dr Haig Smith, Evangelism and Commerce in the 17th Century

Inaugural Annual Lecture for the Centre for Anglican History and Theology, Professor Diarmaid MacCullough FBA, Right in front of our eyes: the English reformation viewed afresh



Addleshaw and Etchell’s ‘The Architectural Setting of Anglican Worship’ (1948) Revisited, November 2023

Led by Professor Kenneth Fincham

The Church and Social Justice, October 2023

Led by The Rev’d Dr Jonathan Arnold


Christian Socialism: History and Practice, May 2023

Led by Professor David Ormrod

60 years of Radical Thinking: Reflections on John Robinson’s Honest to God (1963), March 2023

Led by Professor Jeremy Carrette

Anglicans and Sexuality, July 2022

Led by Professor Jeremy Carrette & Dr Declan Kavanagh


Contesting the Church of England 1640-70, Summer 2022

Organised by Professor Kenneth Fincham, Dr Andrew Foster, Dr Fiona McCall and Dr Rebecca Warren

80th Anniversary Conference on William Temple’s Christianity and Social Order (1942), Spring 2022

Co-hosted with the William Temple Foundation