9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm

Peterborough Theological Society

The Peterborough Theological Society is an ecumenical society, which exists to promote theological discussion and debate for all levels of interest. We invite a wide variety of speakers, most of whom are leading authorities in their fields.

Meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of each month (excepting July, August and December) at the Friends’ Meeting House, unless otherwise stated. This is located on Thorpe Road, on the left just over the railway bridge heading west. Parking is available. All meetings commence at 7.30pm with a break for refreshments at 8.30pm, followed by discussion with the speaker.

Annual Subscriptions

£20 for individuals
£30 for couples and families
£10 for students / unwaged
Entry to single meetings £4

Programme for 2016-17


28 September: Samson, Hero or Anti-hero? Reflections on a Near Eastern Terrorist

Rev’d Alison Gray, Tutor in Old Testament Studies, Westcott House, Cambridge

26 October: Starting with the Spirit: an Approach to Trinitarian Theology

Rev’d Dr. Robert MacDonald, Tutor in Christian Doctrine, Ridley Hall, Cambridge

30 November: Local and Global – Interfaith Today

Rev’d Canon Michael Rusk, Team Rector, St. Peters Parish, Oadby


25 January: Peter Thomas Stanford: Birmingham’s First ‘Coloured Preacher’, 1889 – 1895

Rev’d Dr Paul Walker, Minister, Highgate Baptist Church, Birmingham                     

22 February: Lost in the Labyrinth: Contemporary Trends in Christian Spirituality

Rev’d Andrew Hawes, Vicar of Edenham, Warden of Edenham Regional House                    

29 March: How William Blake can help us read the Bible

Rev’d Professor Chris Rowland, Emeritus Dean Ireland’s Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Oxford

26 April: African Christianity in Britain – Emerging Missional Impulses

Rev’d Dr Harvey Kuiyam, Ripon College, Cuddesdon

24 May: Montgomery Lecture: Theology for World Development, Sustainability and Justice

Dr Elaine Storkey, President, TEAR Fund; member of the Board of A Rocha                               

28 June: A Time to Die – Theological Reflections on Death

Rev’d Dr Marian Carter, formerly Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, St. Mark and St. John’s College, Plymouth

Download the programme as an A4 .pdf file


Officers of the Society


Revd. Canon Jonathan Baker

Professor Paul Ballard
Revd. Michael Page
Revd. Canon Michael Soulsby
The Right Revd John Flack 

Further information

For more information about the Society, please contact:

Amber Homer-Wooff
PA to the Canon Missioner
01733 355300