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 draws on distinguished speakers from international and ecumenical contexts and explores a diverse range of topics.
There are four online lectures and two in-person lectures, one at St Paul’s and one at Westminster Abbey, each season. Each comprises 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.
2023 -2024 events
Religious imaginings of the future in a time of crisis
Wednesday 11th October, 1.00pm. Online
The next lecture will be given by The Reverend Canon Professor James Walters (London School of Economics).
Becoming a synodal Church, a call to foster ecumenism
Monday 4th December, 1.00pm. Online
Sister Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ is a French Catholic religious sister and Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops, Rome. In this lecture she will reflect on the Synod of the Catholic Church, ‘For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission’, its themes, its potential, and its call to the whole Church.
2022 -2023 events
The Revolutionary Children of God: Cultivating a Faith that Creates Communion
Willie Jennings' explores the question 'who are my people?' and considers theological issues of belonging for Christians with The Reverend Dr James Hawkey.
You can find recordings of the other lectures in the 2022 - 2023 Koinonia Lectures series on YouTube.