In 2018, we will be gathering in the city which is at the centre of our Communion to celebrate the lives of the saints of Canterbury and their place in the Catholic Mission of the Church. We will spend time in study, worship and fellowship as we celebrate the life of our Society and its role in promoting priestly spirituality and Catholic evangelism.
Professor Esther Mombo
Esther Mombo is the former deputy vice chancellor of academics at St. Paul’s University in Limuru (formerly St. Paul's United Theological College) where she teaches courses in church history, theologies from women’s perspectives, and interfaith courses. Mombo is also a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and writes on women’s issues, HIV/AIDS, Christian-Muslim relations, and poverty in Africa. She works closely with the Programme for Christian and Muslim Relations in Africa. Her areas of service include networking among Christian and Muslim women leaders on issues of dialogue. Mombo earned her B.D. from St. Paul's United Theological College, M.Phil. from Trinity College Dublin, and Ph.D. at Edinburgh University.
The Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis DL
The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, the 39th Dean of Canterbury since the Reformation, was installed in July 2001. He had previously been Dean of Hereford for nine years and has been Chairman of the Deans’ Conference of the Church of England since 1999 and a member of the General Synod since 1985. He is an honorary Doctor of Divinity of Yale University and Doctor of Civil Law of the University of Kent. In 2008 he was made a Freeman of the City of Canterbury and is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Kent. In 2012 he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine for services to the Anglican Communion and is a Knight of the Order of St John. He has written many hymns and contributed to the recent editions of Hymns Ancient & Modern and New English Praise.
Fr George Guiver CR
George is Superior of the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield, and his writings include Company of Voices (1988 and 2000), Pursuing the Mystery (1996 and 2016) and Vision upon Vision (2009).
The Venerable Ian Morrison SCP
Ian studied economics, law, divinity, ministry, theology, bioethics, securities management & property. He is a member of the Council of the Diocese of Melbourne, its building & property committees and is a practicing mediator. He is the Chair of the Anglican Development Fund.
We will worship together in some of the most beautiful and sacred spaces in Canterbury and the surrounding area, including: the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ, Canterbury, the Chapel of Canterbury Christ Church University, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey, the oldest Christian place of worship in England - St Martin's Church and Pugin's masterpiece of St Augustine's Ramsgate. We will keep the Daily Office, the Holy Eucharist, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Compline with the study of Scripture each day.
Pilgrimage to Walsingham
For those who wish to, there will be a pilgrimage to England's Nazareth, the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, from Friday 6 - Sunday 8 July.