Full speed ahead for Responding to the Reformation 

Luther logo flipped and croppeThe final line-up has been confirmed for a major conference this autumn, Responding to the Reformation, which takes as its structure the Presidents' advice on how to commemorate well the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The conference is being organised by a planning group which includes CTE staff members and National Ecumenical Officers.

Keynote speakers

  • Mark Chapman, Professor of the History of Modern Theology, Oxford University;
  • Nicholas King sj, Fellow of Campion Hall, University of Oxford, the translator of a new version of the Greek Bible;
  • Jeremy Worthen, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology of the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity;
  • Andrew Louth FBA, Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham University; Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam;
  • Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton in the Diocese of Derby.


There will also be a panel discussion involving members of the Association of Interchurch Families, Chemin Neuf, and Jenny Sinclair,  founder and director of Together for the Common Good.

Visit the conference overview web page for full information.

Worship, workshops and bookstall

Teresa Brown of Devine Music is planning the worship with a member of the conference planning group and will lead the music. Conference participants with singing or musical ability are invited to become involved in the music.

Conference participants will be able to choose two workshops from a total of eight possibilities. The conference workshops web page has the details thus far and as soon as full details are available, participants will be invited to submit their choices.

CLC bookshops will provide a selection of books, music and gifts. They are willing to supply items to order – visit the bookstall page for details.

Over a hundred participants

CTE is delighted to have received over a hundred bookings for this key conference for Ecumenical Officers and others with experience of ecumenical work beyond the local. It is still possible for us to request extra rooms and bookings are still possible. Visit the website for information.

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