The Coronation Chair

A Theology of Monarchy for the 21st century

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Join us in the Abbey as the Reverend Dr James Hawkey gives the annual Charles Gore lecture.

Ahead of the coronation of HM The King in the Abbey in May this year, Dr Hawkey will reflect on A Theology of Monarchy for the 21st Century.

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Dr Jamie Hawkey is Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey, a Bye Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and a visiting Professor in Theology at King's College London. He also serves as a Chaplain to HM The King, having first been appointed a Chaplain to HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2017. 

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The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle is the 39th Dean of Westminster, overseeing the spiritual life of Westminster Abbey and giving leadership to the Abbey community.

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About the Charles Gore lectures

Charles Gore (1853-1932) was a Canon of Westminster between 1894 and 1902. As a memorial to him an endowment fund for a series of annual lectures was established and since 1935 a lecture has been held at the Abbey almost every year.

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