Painter Ashley Jackson and Bishop Nick in Huddersfield Lent talks


Q: What do the painter, Ashley Jackson and our own Diocesan Bishop have in common:

A: They are both speakers on an inspirational series of lectures and discussions to be held in Huddersfield for Lent.


Following the success of last year’s joint Lent venture between the town’s Parish church and the University, they have teamed up again with a series of five lectures and discussions that this year will take place every Wednesday through Lent at 3pm in St Peter’s Church and again at Huddersfield University at 5.30pm.


The assistant curate, the Revd Simon Crook said: “Last year's talks were a success, not just in the numbers that came, but in the amount of lively engagement that each speaker produced.

“In teaming up with the University we managed to reach a wider audience; and this year with two convenient time slots for each speaker, we hope that an even greater number of people from across Huddersfield and beyond, and from all walks of life will come,” he added.


The series starts with Yorkshire artist, Ashley Jackson on Wed March 8 on Painting in the cathedral of the great outdoors; Dean Jeffrey John will make sense of Jesus’ miracles on March 15; Bishop John Pritchard on March 22 will look at Education today: Filling a bucket or lighting a fire?  Bishop Nick Baines on March 29 will examine: Working with the Media: playing with fire? And the final lecture of the series on April 5 will feature the Revd Maggie McLean on Let's talk about sex... gender, sexuality and the Bible.


Each lecture will take place at 3pm in St Peter’s church and again at 5.30pm in the University and will be followed by time for questions and debate.


For more contact Simon Crook on rvscrook [at]


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