John Sentamu to be Moule Lecturer
We are delighted to announce that Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, will deliver our 2018 C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture.
The C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture is held annually at Ridley Hall as part of Moule Memorial Day, an alumni reunion held in honour of C.F.D. (Charlie) Moule.
The lecture will take place on Wednesday 6th June 2018 and more details and registration information will be posted here on the Ridley website.
About Dr Sentamu
John Sentamu is the 97th Archbishop of York.
He came to the UK having grown up in rural Uganda and spent the first four years of his ministry in Cambridge and Richmond, fourteen years in inner city parishes in South London, six years as Bishop for Stepney and three years as Bishop for Birmingham, two Episcopal areas which each contain some of the poorest and some of the most affluent areas in the country.
During his years as a parish priest, he served on the General Synod and its Standing Committee and other bodies. He was particularly involved in the work of the Archbishop's Commission on Urban Priority Areas, the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns, the Decade of Evangelism Steering Group, and the Archbishops' evangelism initiative, Springboard. As Bishop for Stepney, he also served on the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Team and chaired the Damilola Taylor Murder Investigation Review.
His stated priorities for ministry have been 'to seek God's rule of justice, righteousness, peace and love; to be part of God's movement of change, meeting real concerns with real life; to reach out to all by standing at the intersection where human need and God's love meet; being willing to take risks and be vulnerable, the servant of others as Christ was servant of all; and praying constantly, sharing in God's groanings and broken-heartedness for his world.'
About C.F.D. Moule
The Moule Memorial Lecture Series is named in honour of Professor C. F. D. ‘Charlie’ Moule, former Vice-Principal of Ridley and Lady Margaret Professor of New Testament for many years in the University of Cambridge Divinity Faculty. Charlie Moule was a wonderful man, a fine pastor and New Testament scholar whose family has been linked with Ridley from the very founding of our College; Charlie’s great uncle Handley Moule was our first Principal.
Charlie himself trained at Ridley, taught here, served on the Council, and was a wise presence at Ridley during the early years of his retirement. He was a man who combined profound humility, brilliance of mind, dedication of service, and holiness of life. After inspiring generations of Ridleians he died in September 2007 at the age of 98.