Chelmsford Cathedral
The Keene Lectures


The Keene Lectures discuss matters of contemporary theological interest and are delivered annually in Chelmsford Cathedral. They take their name from John Henry Keene, a prominent citizen of Chelmsford, in whose memory a fund was established to bring distinguished speakers to Chelmsford for this purpose. Recent past speakers have included Lord Dannatt, former Chief of Staff, Lord Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury between 2002 and 2012 and Dame Mary Tanner, former President of the World Council of Churches.  The lectures are offered free of charge and all are welcome. There is a retiring collection for those who would like to sustain the Keene Fund for the future.

Lectures take place in November on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Cathedral.  Details for the 2019 series will be listed here once available.

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