The Jellicoe Lecture
The Centre occasionally invites a prominent Christian thinker to speak about the relationship between faith and public life. The Lecture is named after Fr Basil Jellicoe whose ministry in the slums around Euston Station exemplified the historic Anglo-Catholic commitment to social transformation. Lecturers have included Terry Waite CBE and the Principal of St Stephen’s House, the Revd Canon Dr Robin Ward.
The annual Jellicoe sermon in Magdalen College Chapel is given by a Christian leader involved in community organising. Centre Staff and Tutors also preach at a number of services in partner churches and colleges in Oxford.
The 2015 Sermon was preached by our research associate Revd Dr Simon Cuff, curate at Christ the Saviour, Ealing.
The 2014 Sermon was given by Bishop Moses Owusu-Sekyere, of the Apostolic Pastoral Congress.
The 2013 Sermon was given by the Centre Director, Canon Dr Angus Ritchie, the founder of the Jellicoe internship.
The 2011 sermon was preached by Fr John Caster SSC. At the time, Fr John was Team Vicar at St Mary’s, Somers Town (the parish in which Fr Basil Jellicoe ministered, and in which most of the affordable housing he secured is located). St Mary’s is now part of the Parish of Old St Pancras, a founder member of North London Citizens.
The 2010 sermon was preached by Bishop Doug Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church, Baltimore.