The Koinonia Lectures

The Koinonia lectures, co-organised by Westminster Abbey, the Diocese of London, and St Paul’s Cathedral, offer an opportunity to engage with the latest research from a wide range of theological and ecclesiological thinkers.

The programme will draw on distinguished speakers from international and ecumenical contexts and will explore a diverse range of topics.

There will be four online lectures and two in-person lectures, one at St Paul’s and one at Westminster Abbey. Each will comprise a 45-minute presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Everyone is welcome to attend the events, which are free of charge, but booking is essential.


2022 - 2023 events

Here you can find out about events to come to – in person and online - in the 2022-23 series:

Contemplation in the city: some modern approaches to prayer in the urban landscape

Date: Thursday 29th September 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: The Rt Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Williams of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury
Venue: Online
To book: Places are free, but should be booked in advance via the Eventbrite website


Searching questions, abundant data, partial answers

Date: Wednesday 25th January 2023
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Speaker: Professor Grace Davie, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Exeter University
Venue: The Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral
To book: Places are free, but should be booked in advance via the Eventbrite website


From contested to connected: The value of widening engagement with the Church of England's cultural heritage

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023
Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Speaker: Renie Choy, Associate Lecturer in Church History, Westcott House
Venue: The Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey
To book: Places are free, but should be booked in advance via the Eventbrite website


Details of further events in the 2022-23 series will be published here in autumn/winter 2022.