Come and hear Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP at Brentwood Cathedral

Timothy Radcliffe OP will give the first lecture of the Lenten series on synodality at Brentwood Cathedral on Wednesday 21 February at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

The four talks on successive Wednesdays through Lent will be based on the recent Synod on Synodality which took place in Rome last October. All the guest speakers were participants in the Synod and have first-hand knowledge of all the proceedings.

Fr Timothy joined the English Province of the Dominican Order in 1965, and was ordained a priest in 1971. He studied at Blackfriars and at St John’s College in Oxford, and in Paris. He was a chaplain to the University of London in 1974 – 76, before returning to Oxford, where he taught scripture and doctrine for 12 years. He was Prior of Oxford from 1982 – 88, when he was elected Provincial of the English Province. He was President of the Conference of Major Religious Superiors. In 1992 he was elected Master of the Dominican Order, finishing his term in 2001. He is now an itinerant preacher and lecturer, based at Blackfriars, Oxford, spending half the year travelling. He was a Trustee of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development for 14 years and is a patron of ‘Embrace the Middle East’.

An Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, and Doctor of Divinity hon. causa of Oxford University, Fribourg University and the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum), he has honorary doctorates from various other universities in England, France  and the United States.

He is the author of Sing a New Song,  I Call You Friends, Seven Last Words, What is the point of being a Christian?, ed. Just One YearWhy go to church? The drama of the Eucharist, which was commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury as his Lent book for 2009, Take the Plunge: living baptism and confirmationThe Stations of the Cross, Alive in God: a Christian imagination, and most recently, with Łukasz Popko OP, Questioning God.

He was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing in 2007. His books have been translated in 24 languages.  He is Sarum Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and has the freedom of the City of London.

Fr Timothy was appointed by the Pope as the Guest Preacher and Spiritual Director for the whole Synod.