2020 marks 150 years since the First Vatican Council and the solemn definition of papal primacy and infallibility. What did the Council really proclaim and what was its lasting impact? And what were the reactions of English Catholics to this proclamation? In this live-streamed event, Professor John Morrill, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Cambridge, will take as his theme ‘St John Henry Newman and Vatican I’. John will explore the reaction to the Council in the writings of Newman and set it in today’s context.

The study day will take place on Saturday 21 November from 11am at the Catholic Church of Christ the Eternal High Priest, Gidea Park. Due to coronavirus this will only be a live-streamed event. To access go to www.ssppilford.org.uk and click on live stream remote services.

Professor John Morrill is a permanent deacon in the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia and until recently Director of Ongoing Formation for the Clergy. Emeritus Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge, he is a Life Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

The event will subsequently be available on www.whatgoodnews.org