SPACE IN THE CITY

WINCHESTER

in partnership with TRiPL – The Centre for Theology and Religion in Public Life

Autumn 2017

The Common Good

– an idea whose time has come?

on Wednesdays, 12.30 – 1pm, 11 October – 8 November
at The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester (except 25 October at St Peter’s Pastoral Centre).
Refreshments available.  No entrance charge, but your donations are most welcome.

The term ‘The Common Good’ is heard frequently in a variety of contexts, including the political platform and the pulpit.  But what does it mean?  More importantly, does it have anything useful to say to us today?  We have invited the speakers in this series to explore how, in an increasingly fragmented, unequal and divided society, the Common Good offers a way forward in which everyone can play a role.  The Common Good approach is inclusive and human, it transcends tribal lines, and it encourages everyone to take their share of responsibility, from the grassroots to the boardroom.  Join us as we explore and re-imagine The Common Good:
11 October
at the United Church
What is the Common Good?
Nick Townsend
Visiting Scholar at Sarum College and freelance writer / editor / educator
  • The talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding and concluded by Professor Andrew Bradstock, convener of TRiPL.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

    For copyright and download information, see below.
  • Handout for this talk (PDF).
18 October
at the United Church
Can the Common Good be good for business?
The Rev’d Dr Philip Krinks
(CEO, St Martin’s Partnership)
  • The talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding and concluded by Professor Andrew Bradstock, convener of TRiPL.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

    For copyright and download information, see below.
  • Handout for this talk (PDF).
25 October
at St Peter’s
Pastoral Centre
The Common Good and the care of creation
Dr Ruth Valerio
(Churches and Theology Director, A Rocha UK)
  • The talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding and concluded by Professor Andrew Bradstock, convener of TRiPL.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

    For copyright and download information, see below.
    Due to incompatibility between our recorder and the sound system at St Peter’s, the recording is distorted but mostly intelligible.  Also, in a few places the sound drops out altogether for a few seconds, for unknown reasons.  We apologise for these deficiencies.
1 November
at the United Church
For our Common Good, tell each other the truth!
Jenny Sinclair
(Director, Together for the Common Good)
  • The talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding and concluded by Professor Andrew Bradstock, convener of TRiPL.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

    For copyright and download information, see below.
  • Jenny Sinclair has kindly provided the text of this talk (PDF).
8 November
at the United Church
What does the Common Good mean for us?
Professor Andrew Bradstock
(Convener, TRiPL)
  • The talk was introduced by the Rev’d Amanda Goulding.  To listen again, click the ‘play’ button (grey triangle in the player bar below).

    For copyright and download information, see below.
    This recording is of Andrew’s brief summary only.  As Amanda explains in the introduction, the following questions and answers were not recorded.

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Future series of Space in the City
January 2018:“Three Reflections” by The Very Rev’d Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester Cathedral.
At the United Church, Winchester, on 17, 24 and 31 January.
Events in Winchester
●  Christian Meditation on Tuesday evenings at St Paul’s Church.
Previous series of Space in the City
May 2017:A Novel Approach – four novelists and writers speak on writing and faith.
February 2017:Soul Matters – Brian Draper on “Soulfulness” and Patrick Woodhouse on “The practice of Faith in a Dismissive World”.
Autumn 2016:Life Matters – five talks tackling issues around Faith, Life and Ethics.
May 2016:The Food of Love – four talks exploring the love of music, seasoned by faith.
Jan-Feb 2016:What we need to know about Syria but are too ashamed to ask – three talks on a topic many of us are only too aware we know too little about.
Autumn 2015:Tell us the Old, Old Story – seven talks given by authoritative theologians, writers and preachers, exploring the interpretation of familiar passages of Biblical Narrative.
Spring 2015:Unfolding Images – five talks exploring the point of intersection between Art and Spirituality.
Jan-Feb 2015:Something Understood – four talks by Canon Jeremy Davies.
Autumn 2014:The Seven ‘Deadly’ Virtues? – four talks addressing the question: are the virtues of Faith, Hope, Love, Prudence, Courage, Restraint and Justice something still worth striving for in this 21st century post-modern world of ours, or are they just too out-moded for words?
11 June 2014:Beyond the Drift – Rev’d Canon Dr David Scott read works from his newly-published collection.
Spring 2014:The Power of Poetry – illuminating the journey.
Jan-Feb 2014:At the End of the Day – four talks by Canon David Winter.
Autumn 2013:Engaging with God:  Worship, Ways and Words.
May 2013:A Spiritual Toolkit – five talks on tools that may assist us in our spiritual journeys.
Jan-Feb 2013:If Jesus is the Answer, What is the Question? – four talks by Dr Jane Williams.
Autumn 2012:Hope Beyond Loss.  Six talks from eminent speakers who engaged with the subject of loss in a number of its guises – but recognising that beyond loss there is hope to be found.
May 2012:Going for Gold:  Spiritual Greats of the Twentieth Century.  Four talks on great spiritual thinkers of the last century who ‘ran with endurance the race set before them’ (Hebrews 12.1).
Spring 2012:Bishop Christopher Herbert:  four talks on Perception, Belief and Ethics.
Autumn 2011:400:  The King James Bible – past, present and future.
May 2011:The World as Gift?:  four talks exploring our relationship with the world as a gift from God.
January 2011:Pie in the Sky?:  four talks by Dr Paula Gooder exploring the themes of Life, Death, Heaven and Hell in the Bible.
Autumn 2010:Sanctuary:  eight talks in which various speakers explored their differing experience and understandings of sanctuary.
Spring 2010:Aspects of Alfred:  Four talks by Rev’d Canon Dr David Scott.
Lent 2010:Mammon’s Revenge:  Four talks by Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Selby, formerly Bishop of Worcester.
Autumn 2009:Prophets for our Time:  Seven talks by different speakers.
Spring 2009:Inspired:  four reflections on the nature of Inspiration and Place.
January 2009:The Audacity of Hope:  four talks by Rev’d Dr Martyn Atkins.
Autumn 2008:When I’m Sixty-Four … A Celebration of the Third Age!
Spring 2008:What can Christianity do for you?
January 2008:The Re-Enchantment of Morality:  Wisdom for a Troubled World.  Four talks by Bishop Richard Harries (Lord Harries of Pentregarth).
Autumn 2007:Spirituality & …
May 2007:After Anne Frank.
May 2006:Josephine Butler and Sexual Law Reform (PDF text) by Ann Lewin.
Jan-Feb 2006:Rev. Joel Edwards gave four talks under the general title “Respect”.  The texts of his talks have been made available by the Evangelical Alliance.
New Year 2005:Four talks by Bishop John Baker (formerly Bishop of Salisbury), “Between Faith and Doubt”:  about God, about Jesus, about Good and Evil and about Life and Death.  The text of those talks is available here.
2004:Bishop John Baker gave a series of four talks on the Lord’s Prayer.  The text of those talks is here.
Jan-Feb 1999:Convictions: Here I Stand:  a series of six talks by Archbishop Donald Coggan.
Lent 1998:Four Settings of the Passion:  a series of four talks by Dr Cyril Rodd.
Feb-Mar 1997:Four for the Gospel Makers:  a series of four talks by Bishop Simon Burrows.
January 1997:A Brief Guide to the End of the World:  a series of four talks by Rev’d Dr Colin Morris.
Autumn 1995:Yes to God’s Earth:  seven talks on the theme of Creation.

Space in the City is an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churchesSt Bartholomew and St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.


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