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Events are open to Fellows and Members of Sion College only.

Annual General Meeting and Feast at Fishmongers’ Hall

Speaker: Patrick Derham, Headmaster of Westminster School

The President and Court of Governors request the pleasure of your company at the Annual Feast of the College on Thursday 9th May 2019 at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London EC4R 9EL at 7pm for 7:30pm. Dress: Black Tie or Cassock.

We are delighted this year to welcome Patrick Derham OBE, headmaster of Westminster School, as our principal speaker.

Online application and payment is available for this event. To apply and pay online you will first need to register if you haven't done so already. Once the Administrator has approved your registration, you will be able to log in and access the online application/payment. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in.

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Seminar Supper: Shepherds or Saviours? Priesthood and vocation today

Speaker: Canon Anna Matthews, Vicar St Benedict, Cambridge, and DDO Ely Diocese

In this Seminar Supper, Anna Matthews, until recently Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the diocese of Ely, will reflect on some of the current changes and challenges, and consider how they might (or might not) impact on different models of priesthood.

Anna has been Vicar of St Bene’t’s in Cambridge since 2012. She was ordained in 2003 and served a curacy in the diocese of St Albans, and also served for six years as Precentor at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans. She read theology at Cambridge, where she also did ordination training (at Westcott).

Online application and payment is available for this event. To apply and pay online you will first need to register if you haven't done so already. Once the Administrator has approved your registration, you will be able to log in and access the online application/payment. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in.

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Visit:  A morning trip in a classic London bus (owned and driven by a Sion College member) to Fuller’s brewery, Chiswick, with a tour of the brewery and lunch

The Sion College party will travel from central London on a classic London double decker bus (an AEC Regent III, dating from 1952), owned and driven since 1973 by a Sion College member. The Revd Simon Douglas Lane has been a member of the London Bus Preservation Trust for 45 years and holds a full bus driver’s licence. Those wishing to go directly to the Brewery by another route should indicate this on the application form.

Lunch will be at the Mawson Arms, the pub located on the brewery site. Return to central London is available by a direct (public) bus to Hammersmith tube or (if there is sufficient demand) with Simon’s bus (departure around 2:30-3pm). Alternatively, it would be possible to visit nearby Chiswick House or Hogarth House in the afternoon.

Online application and payment is available for this event. To apply and pay online you will first need to register if you haven't done so already. Once the Administrator has approved your registration, you will be able to log in and access the online application/payment. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in.

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Visit and pub supper: Building Bridges: a guided walk reflecting on the story of London and the Thames

Speaker/Guide: Pete Smith

The Sion College party will gather at All Hallows-by-the-Tower for a summer’s evening stroll between Tower Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge (a distance of around 1.5 miles), exploring the history of each of the bridges we pass on the way. We shall walk along the south side of the river, and hear about the history of the bridges themselves, as well as significant London landmarks. Amongst many weird and wonderful facts about the history of London, we shall hear about the bridge that sprouted heads, the elephant that walked across the Thames, a daredevil pilot, and a quick-witted bus-driver!

Dinner will be at Doggett’s Coat & Badge, 1 Blackfriars Bridge, London SE1 9UD at around 7:30/ 8pm (on the South side of the river, overlooking the old Sion College building!)

Online application and payment is available for this event. To apply and pay online you will first need to register if you haven't done so already. Once the Administrator has approved your registration, you will be able to log in and access the online application/payment. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in.

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Founder’s Day: Sion College Lecture at Lambeth Palace

Speaker: Baroness Manningham-Buller, LG, DCB, former Director General of MI5

Entry to Lambeth Palace will be from 5:15pm, with Evening Prayer in the Upper Chapel at 5:30pm.

This will be followed by a drinks reception at 6pm in the Great Hall and gardens (weather permitting) where there will be an exhibition of some of the items from the famed Sion College collection that is now housed in the Lambeth Palace Library.

This will be followed by the lecture in the Guard Room at 6:30 and a buffet dinner at 7:45pm. The evening will finish with departure by 9:30pm.

Fellows and members are invited to apply for places for guests (maximum one guest each). However, please note that guest applications can only be accepted if there is space after applications from fellows and members.

Online application and payment is available for this event. To apply and pay online you will first need to register if you haven't done so already. Once the Administrator has approved your registration, you will be able to log in and access the online application/payment. You will only need to register once, and for any applications for subsequent events you will need only to log in.

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Extended visit: Armenia: A pilgrimage and study tour

The kingdom of Armenia was the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion, early in the fourth century. According to tradition, the Armenian Apostolic Church, part of the Oriental Orthodox Church, originated from the missions of Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the first century. Armenia today is a place of change, following its 'Velvet Revolution' in the spring of 2018. Our study tour to Armenia will give us the opportunity to explore both of these aspects of the life of Armenia - its ancient traditions, and its modern challenges.  We will be attending the Divine Liturgy in Etchmiadzin, the centre of religious life in Armenia, and visit many churches and monasteries which tell the story of this ancient Church, including the Seminary in Sevan, the prison of St Gregory the Illuminator and the Gerghad Monastery, famous for the tradition that the spear which pierced Christ's side rested here.  We hope to be able to engage with clergy and church workers about the challenges they face and the opportunities they are enjoying, for example outreach through their new youth centre. The programme envisaged will involve quite a lot of walking around historic (and hilly) sites.

At this stage we are requesting all members wanting to apply for a place to write, using the form sent by email, to express their interest and to outline their particular reasons for wishing to join this visit. Please note that online registration and payment will not be available for this event.

Seminar supper: African Christianity in the UK

Speaker: Bishop Karowei Dorgu, Area Bishop of Woolwich

Seminar supper: The invisible thief: how do we tackle fraud?

Speaker: Ian Dyson, Commissioner, City of London Police

Seminar Supper: Being a priest and a theologian: learning from Augustine’s experience

Speaker: Cally Hammond, Dean and Director of Studies in Theology, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

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