News from and for alumni
A former Ridleian (1978-80), the Rt Revd Dr Graham Kings, currently Bishop of Sherborne, has been appointed Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion from July 2015.
It is with deep sadness, that on behalf of Kate’s family we share the news of her untimely death on Thursday 12 March. She had been living with the knowledge that she had an incurable sarcoma for 18 months, and despite chemotherapy and tough treatment, she maintained a positive spirit and “carried on as normal, as far as that was possible”.
Our Moule Memorial Lecture this year will be given by Revd Dr Christopher J H Wright, an alumnus of Ridley and the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. His lecture is entitled “Declare his glory among the nations: Reading the Old Testament for Mission”.
We were saddened to hear of the death on 28th June this year of Peter Young, who trained at Ridley from 1949 to 1951. After a curacy in Cheadle, Peter went to Malaysia in 1954, where he became a Malay citizen, and spent the rest of his life there serving the underprivileged.
Revd Anders Litzell, who arrived to train at Ridley from his home country of Sweden via London Diocese in 2010, has been appointed the first prior of a new community being formed by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
A new book by John Colbourn, who trained at Ridley from 1952 to 1954, takes the image of a chrysalis to try to understand God's unfolding plan for our lives.
Ridley alumni Mike and Nicky-Sue Terry, who met during their ordination training, have taken up an unusual joint post as vicars of St Mary's Church in Warsash, near Southampton.
We congratulate the Revd Canon Andrew White, who has been given the 2014 William Wilberforce Award by the Chuck Colson Center, an American evangelical think-tank.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Preb Dr Catherine Wright as Tutor in Christian History and Spirituality and Dean of Women.