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In the year 1647 Thomas Winder, citizen, and grocer of London, instigated a sermon to be preached at the church of St Michael the Archangel on the Sunday nearest to Guy Fawkes Day.  

Every year we invite an eminent speaker to address an area of contemporary concern, past speakers include:

2019 - You may know that this is an event which happens at the beginning of November each year, when we invite someone to come and speak on a matter of contemporary interest from a Christian perspective. Further details will follow, but I am delighted that this year we will welcome Major General Tim Cross to speak on ‘Morally Courageous Leadership’ . The Lecture will be on Sunday 3rd November at 7pm in St Michael’ s Church. Do look out for further publicity to pass to family and friends. 

2018 - Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft spoke on Artificial Intelligence

2017 - Revd David Bookless spoke on "Is there any good news for our environment."
2016 - Dr Geoff Lloyd spoke to us on "Who is my neighbour?"
2015 - Cllr Chris Turrell spoke to us on Developing Communities
2014 - Revd Dr Howard Worsley spoke to us on the subject of "Desert Spirituality" 
2013 - The Right Revd John Pritchard the then Bishop of Oxford.  
2012 - Ken Costa a city analyst and former director of one of our largest banking groups. 
2011 -  Andrew Graystone part of the BBC team and media expert


Recordings of previous lectures can be found here