Please note that Evening Prayer will take place at St John's, Cathedral Square on 20th & 22nd May at 5.30pm due to a choir recording.

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.

Annual Subscriptions

Annual - £20 (couples £30; unwaged students £10); Individual meetings - £5. Contact to register and make payment.

Programme 2022-2023

Meetings are held on Mondays, 7.30 – 9.15 pm at Park Road Baptist Church, Park Road, Peterborough and via Zoom.


Monday 26th September, 2022

Speaker: Rt Rev’d John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth

God’s Church for God’s world - Reflections on the Lambeth Conference 2022


Monday 31st October, 2022

Speaker: Sr Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ, Senior Fellow and Director of Religious Life Institute, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology 

Living Differently: A Theology of Hope from a Time of Pandemic


Monday 28th November, 2022

Speaker: The Rev’d Christie Gilfeather, Assistant Curate in the Welwyn Ministry Team and PhD student at the University of Cambridge 

Widows and Wise Women: Reading Female Figures in the Hebrew Bible​


Monday 30th January, 2023

Speaker: The Rev’d Dr Carla A. Grosch-Miller, Poet and practical theologian. Author of Trauma and Pastoral Care (Canterbury Press 2021)

Self-inflicted Wounds and Wounding: The Church and Sex


Monday 27th February, 2023

Speaker: The Rev’d Canon Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of Faith and Public Life for the Church of England
Faithfulness in a Shifting Political Culture: Politics and the Church’s Mission Today


Monday 27th March, 2023

Speaker: The Rev’d Canon Professor James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College Salisbury and Visiting Professor of Theology in The University of Winchester
Ageing : From Burden to Blessing? - Exploring the Spiritual Life of Older Adults


Monday 24th April, 2023

Speaker: Dr Rebecca Dean, New Testament Lecturer and Tutor for Admissions, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford
Spirits, Spells and Other ‘Strange Things’: A Journey Through the Acts of the Apostles


Monday 22nd May, 2023

Speaker: Dionne Gravesande, Executive manager and strategic adviser for global partnerships and ecumenical collaborations at Christian Aid 

Believing in Life before Death – Christianity, Poverty and Development​


Monday 26th June, 2023

Speaker: Rev’d Canon Dr Rachel Mann, Priest, poet, and writer 

Writing and Unwriting the Flesh:  Seeking Words to Speak the Word​


The Very Rev’d Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough; Rev’d Dr David Cornick, Fellow Emeritus, Robinson College, Cambridge and Dr Sue Price, Co-Principal of the Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge
For further information please contact the Society’s Secretary, Helena del Pino on or 07561 520989


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