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

The Sion College Afternoon at the Panto: Peter Pan

Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ

Saturday 5th January, 2019

Show starts at 2pm but attendees are asked to arrive early if possible – from 1pm

It’s that time of year again: the annual Sion College trip to the Panto! As always, this pantomime outing is heavily subsidised with the cost to Sion College members and their parties held yet again at just £10 for adults, with no charge for school-age children. We have bought Dress Circle tickets (usually £30/ £42.50), and as always drinks or ice creams will also be provided for everyone.

The number of tickets is strictly limited. Priority in allocating places will be given to those with school-age children, and specifically to children and grandchildren of Members & Fellows. There is a provisional limit of 4 children per Member/ Fellow.

To apply, please complete and return the attached form together with your cheque by Friday 16th November, 2018.  Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by Monday 19th November.

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.

Click here, once you have logged in, to access the online application and payment form.

A Sion College Seminar Supper with Roger Trigg: Science and Religion: Conflict or Cooperation

The Ivy Soho Brasserie, 26-28 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8JB

Following the many requests from fellows and members for further events reflecting on science and religion, we are delighted to be welcoming Roger Trigg as our speaker.  Religion is often presented as antithetical to science, and dismissed out of hand by many. Professor Trigg will reflect on the question of conflict or cooperation, and consider how religion and science might support one another.

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.

Click here, once you have logged in, to access the online application and payment form.

Seminar Supper: Preaching in Lent

Speaker: Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark

Evening Visit: A guided tour of the Mithraeum, followed by dinner

Afternoon Visit: The Supreme Court, followed by tea at Westminster Abbey

Speaker: Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court

Seminar Supper: Islam in London: a journalist reflects

Speaker: Mobeen Azhar, BBC journalist and broadcaster

Seminar Supper: Poverty and development

Speaker: Amanda Mukwashi, CEO, Christian Aid

Seminar Supper: Climate Change

Speaker: Bishop Nick Holtam, lead bishop for environmental affairs

Annual General Meeting and Feast at Fishmongers’ Hall

Speaker: Patrick Derham, Headmaster of Westminster School

Seminar Supper: Shepherds or Saviours? Priesthood and vocation today

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

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

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

Speaker/Guide: Pete Smith

Founder’s Day: Sion College Lecture at Lambeth Palace

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

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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