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Heart in Pilgrimage with Jeremy Davies
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
As the conclusion to our Adult Forum Lenten series Words that Tell the Truth, we’re excited to have the Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies, retired Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, join us for his lecture Heart in Pilgrimage on Palm Sunday, March 28 at 11 am on Zoom. Heart in Pilgrimage will be a reflection on the power of poetry (along with the other arts) to stimulate our imagination and the ways in which poetry offers spiritual awareness, contributes to our sense of God, and often gives us the words and images for prayer. Our time together will include a reflection on the psalms, and the poetry of George Herbert, GM Hopkins, R S Thomas, Carol Ann Duffy, and Mary Oliver.
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Rev. Davies graduated with degrees in English and Theology from Cambridge University and after a curacy in the East End of London spent eleven years as a university chaplain, first at Queen Mary, University of London, and then as Senior Chaplain at Cardiff University and the Polytechnic of Wales. In 1985 he became Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral – a post which he held for over twenty six years until his retirement in 2012. During his ministry he has become well known as a preacher, hymn-writer, and script writer; broadcaster, spiritual director, and lecturer (especially on Anglican spirituality, apologetics and art and theology) conductor of retreats and quiet days. His book In Season and out of Season on the art of sermon creation was published in 2014. He has directed The Way of the Cross throughout the UK, and has been consultant to many other productions of this large-scale Passion pageant. Since his retirement he has ministered in a parish in St Louis, Missouri and also for two years as interim chaplain at his old Cambridge college. He is currently researching for a doctorate on the novels of the British author Iris Murdoch.