The 2017 series, begins, as usual, with the Bishop of Liverpool as he presides at an Ash Wednesday lunch time service for the city. By popular request, this has been shortened so that people can get back to their offices for the afternoon.
The remaining Lectures in the season are in the evening and each event is finished within an hour (and that includes both questions to the speaker and also refreshments!) The Lent Talks are a gift to the City of Liverpool: there is no charge and you do not have to book. Please come and be inspired!
- Wednesday 1st March (Ash Wednesday) – 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Ash Wednesday service with the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool. Preacher is Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson, Chair of the Methodist District.
For many years the Bishop of Liverpool has begun Lent by leading a service in the heart of the City of Liverpool. Whatever your church background (or if you have none), we invite you to join these two church leaders to start the journey towards Easter Day.
- Sunday 5th March – 6pm The Revd Dr Yazid Said
Dr Said will speak on Lent, Faith and Politics: Reflections from the Holy Land. The event includes music from St Nicholas’ Singers.
Yazid Said is lecturer in Islam at Liverpool Hope University. He is a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen and an Anglican priest. He was Acting Dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem from 2002-2004 before he returned to Cambridge to complete his PhD in medieval Islamic studies.
- Wednesday 22nd March – 6.15pm John Timpson, Chief Executive of the Timpson shoe chain
John is the owner and Chief Executive of the family firm (founded 1856) which currently has over 1325 outlets across the UK. Under his leadership the firm is particularly noted for its ethical employment policies and its work in offender rehabilitation with The Timpson Training Academy in HMP Liverpool.
- Thursday 30th March – 6.15pm Carys Bray, Author
Carys is the author of a collection of short stories, Sweet Home, and two novels, A Song for Issy Bradley which was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, and The Museum of You.
- Wednesday 5th April – 6.15pm Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision
After a career in housing, Max joined Liverpool Vision in 2010 and has overseen the enhancement of Liverpool Vision’s business growth service, expansion of Liverpool Vision’s work in key international markets and the creation of Marketing Liverpool. As Chair of the International Business Festival he has been innovative in attracting investment and development to the region.