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The Anglican Centre in Rome's Annual Friends' Eucharist and Lecture

Date Time Location Price
Tuesday, 26th November 2019 6.15pm - 8.30pm The Abbey £10, booking required Book tickets

Professor Francis Campbell will give a lecture as part of The Anglican Centre in Rome's annual Eucharist, Lecture and Reception at Westminster Abbey.


5.00pm - Evensong (optional, to be seated by 4:45pm)

6.15pm - Mass at the Nave Altar

6.45pm - Lecture, given by Professor Francis Campbell, "Ecumenism, reconciliation and the common good: living with partition a century on."

7.30pm - Reception in the Nave

About the speaker

Francis Campbell is Vice Chancellor at St Mary's University, Twickenham. He previously served as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See.

Francis joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as a member of HM Diplomatic Service in 1997. Francis has worked at the United Nations Security Council in New York, the European Union and the FCO in London. From 1999-2003, he served on the staff of the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, first as a Policy Adviser in the No.10 Policy Unit, and then as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. He also served on secondment with Amnesty International as the Senior Director of Policy. Between 2005-2011 he served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See, from 2011-13 he served as Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan. From 2013-2014 he was the Head of the Policy Unit in the FCO and Director of Innovation at UK Trade and Investment. In 2014 he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. Francis is also Professor of International Relations at St. Mary’s University.

Francis is a Member of the Advisory Panel of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, a governor of St Mary’s University, St Elizabeth’s School, Richmond and Carlow College, Ireland. He is a Trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney and Forward Thinking a London based NGO and think-tank.


Tickets cost £10 each, booking is required.

Please register via Eventbrite.

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