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

Unforgotten Lives: A private visit to the LMA Exhibition

Followed by Dinner at Moro

The London Metropolitan Archives 'Unforgotten Lives' exhibition presents the stories of Londoners of African, Caribbean, Asian and Indigenous heritage who lived and worked in the city between 1560 and 1860 and are recorded in London’s archives.

We are delighted to have been able to organise a private visit to the exhibition beginning with a presentation given by one of the curators. We will assemble outside the entrance to the archives on Northampton Road from 5:30pm. The talk will begin promptly at 5:45pm. After the visit dinner will follow at Moro, the renowned Spanish / North African fusion restaurant on Exmouth Market at 7.15 pm.

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Sion College Lecture series on Ecclesiology: Rowan Williams - Recovering a Vision of the Church

Present debates and divisions within the Church of England point to a crisis in ecclesiology. What does it mean to be “in communion” in a church with deepening fault lines which make not just communion, but also communication and understanding, increasingly difficult? Can we reframe the parameters of the conversation to recover a vision of what the church is, and therefore of how we can live together?

The lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés.

The Sion College Lecture Series on Ecclesiology will be published as a contribution to the wider debate. Booklets will be available by mail order from St Matthew’s Westminster.

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A Sion College Zoom Seminar with Charles deGravelle: Diaconal Ministry on Death Row

What does it mean to minister alongside someone who has been sentenced to death by the government? How might that ministry and experience ripple out and transform other communities and contexts in pastoral care, discipleship, and church life? Sion College is honored to host a Zoom Seminar with the Rev Charles deGravelles, a Deacon in The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Louisiana. He has served numerous roles, in parishes, school, diocesan, and in prison. He will speak in some depth about his experience of journeying alongside Feltus Taylor, a man who spent 9 years on Death Row before being executed in 2000. There will be time for questions and we hope to reflect on Christian life in incredibly difficult circumstances and how this has shaped and impacted Charlie’s ministry.

The Revd Charles deGravelles is a writer, musician, and photographer, and was ordained a deacon in 1995 and currently serves as Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. A founder of the Episcopal ministry at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, now the Chapel of the Transfiguration, Charlie has worked for over 30 years with incarcerated men and women, including three years as a spiritual advisor for a Death Row inmate. He has also ministered to the homeless and those recovering from addictions. He served as chaplain and teacher at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, and is now the director of the Quest for Peace social justice program at that school. Charlie leads worship at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Rosedale, Louisiana.

Sion College will make a donation from proceeds for this event to a charity of Charles’s choosing. Given the Zoom format of this event it is expected that all attendees will be given a place – with no reserves list in operation unless numbers exceed our Zoom licence.

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“And is it true, and is it true?” Cathedrals and Growth: A Talk & Reception with Joe Hawes

Cathedrals have been much in the news recently. Hard on the heels of celebrations around Christmas attendance figures have come criticisms of the riskier aspects of events held in cathedral naves. Fundraising imperatives for cash strapped flagships or creative opportunities for pre-evangelism? Is the hype around the success of cathedrals justified, or like any other public institution, are they just struggling to make ends meet and find relevance in an increasingly secular market-driven economy?

The Very Revd Joe Hawes is Dean of St Edmundsbury, the first cathedral in the UK to hold a beer and cider Festival and veteran of silent discos, will explore the direction of travel for England’s cathedrals. He is a graduate of Durham University and studied theology at St Stephen’s House, Oxford.

St John’s has an excellent collection of heavily embroidered banners, vestments and altar sets, all characteristic in design and execution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To make sure the disapproving Anglican Church did not confiscate their vestments, the early vicars of St John’s insisted they were personal possessions! Some of the highlights of these will be available to view following the talk.

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ANNUAL FEAST OF SION COLLEGE

Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD

Thursday 2nd May, 2024

The President and Court of Governors request the pleasure of your company at the Annual Feast of the College on Thursday 2nd May, 2024 at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD at 7pm for 7:30pm. Dress: Black Tie (dinner jacket with clerical collar or black bow tie, evening length dress, traditional national dress, or similar style of formality) or Cassock.

We are delighted this year to welcome as our principal speaker Justin Urquhart-Stewart, famous for his entertaining and informative commentary on business issues on a wide range of television news programmes.

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