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On 6th March, Nick Spencer will give the Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lecture on Anglican understandings and contributions to the common good.
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‘The Common Good’ is now a well–used – some might say well–worn – phrase. It is not, however, always clear how it is used or what it means.
On 6th March, Nick Spencer will excavate the idea, explore how it is used today and then examine how it fits into the tradition of Anglican Social Thought, whether that tradition has anything particular to say to the idea today and what an Anglican contribution to the Common Good might look like.
The Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lectures. Guests can choose to attend the Day or Evening programme.
9.30–10:15 Registration and refreshments
10:15–10:30 Welcome, Introduction and Prayer – Bishop Tim
10:30–11:30 The Common Good: An Anglican understanding
11.30–11.50 Coffee Break
11:50–12:45 Group work, feedback and questions
1:45–2:45 The Common Good: how we can make our contribution
2:45–3:20 Group work, feedback and questions
3:20–3:45 Closing prayers and worship
Lunch will be included for the daytime session, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
7.00 Registration and Refreshments
7.30 The Common Good: An Anglican understanding and our contribution—lecture and discussion
9.00 Closing prayers
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Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Christ Church Centre
Winchester SO23 9SR
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