Speakers

Speakers include:

Martyn Percy

Martyn Percy is Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. From 2004-14 Martyn was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the world. He has also undertaken a number of roles with charities and in public life, including being a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority and an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification. Martyn writes on religion in contemporary culture and modern ecclesiology. He teaches for the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, and also tutors in the Social Sciences Division and at the Saïd Business School.

Sessions

Setting the scene
Everything you wanted to know about pilgrimage but were afraid to ask

Stephen Cottrell

Stephen Cottrell is the Archbishop of York. He is a member of the House of Lords and is on the Select Committee for Communication. He is a well-known writer and speaker on evangelism, spirituality and catechesis. He is married to Rebecca who is a potter, and they have three boys. His most recent books are The Sleepy Shepherd, a re-telling of the Christmas story for children; and Striking Out, Poems and Stories from the Camino. His Lent Book, I Thirst, has been re-issued this year.

Sessions

One Step at a Time

Graham Usher

Graham Usher is the Bishop of Norwich. He trained as an ecologist and is involved with medical ethics as a board member of the Human Tissue Authority. In his spare time he is an avid walker and beekeeper.

Sessions

The Way Under our Feet

Dee Dyas

Revd Dr Dee Dyas is Reader in the History of Christianity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture and the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York. Her research interests and publications have focused primarily on the history, experience and significance of pilgrimage from the earliest centuries to the present day and the interaction of Christian belief and practice with Western culture, especially literature and art. 

Sessions

'Theology ambushed by experience'?: developing a Christian understanding of pilgrimage

Sally Welch

Sally Welch is Vicar of Charlbury with Shorthampton and Area Dean of Chipping Norton in west Oxfordshire. She has written extensively on pilgrimage.

Sessions

Case studies: Establishing new pilgrim routes
Everything you wanted to know about pilgrimage but were afraid to ask

Charlie Allen

Charlie Allen is Canon Chancellor of Durham Cathedral.

Sessions

Case studies: Establishing new pilgrim routes

Sarah Foot

Sarah Foot is the Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and a residentiary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral. She has published extensively on the history of England before the Norman Conquest, with a particular interest in monasticism and the early English Church. She is currently working on a biography of the Venerable Bede.

Sessions

Patterns of pilgrimage in medieval England: from Alban to Becket

Sarah Rowland Jones

Sarah Rowland Jones is Dean and Precentor of St David’s Cathedral.

Sessions

Meaningful encounter

John Pritchard

John Pritchard was Bishop of Oxford between 2007 and 2014. He has a long-standing interest in Christian pilgrimage.

Sessions

Pilgrimage as Discipleship
Everything you wanted to know about pilgrimage but were afraid to ask

Paul Giger

The Swiss violinist, contemporary musician and ECM artist Paul Giger was born in Herisau in the Alpstein. Having studied in Winterthur and Bern he was Concertmaster of the St Gallen Symphony Orchestra for three years. Since 1983 Paul has worked as a soloist playing performing Baroque, contemporary classical music, free improvisation, jazz, and folk. He has worked with Jan Garbarek, the Hilliard Ensemble, Pierre Favre, Marie-Louise Dähler, Pudi Lehmann and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

 

Six of his albums including ‘Chartres’ have been released on ECM, with his latest album ‘Trans Limen, ad Lumen’ with the Hilliard Ensemble on the Divox record label. Paul was the subject of the award-winning film ‘Karma Shadub’ by Ramon Giger in 2013. Paul performed in the UK for the first time in 2017 with former members of the Hilliard Ensemble which was followed up by a choral tour in Oxford, Cambridge and Romsey Abbey in 2018 with the vOx Chamber Choir and the countertenor David James.

 

Sessions

'Chartres', Paul Giger

Speakers 2019

John Pritchard
Dee Dyas
Paul Giger
Stephen Cottrell
Charlie Allen