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Provost Derek Hole Keynote Lecture 2018

Hugh Aston Building
08/03/2018 (18:30-20:00)

To register your interest in this event, please complete this booking form.  Please note that this annual lecture is always very popular and places are limited.

For further information please contact the event organisers Holli Norton in the Events Office on (0116) 250 6234 or email

Martyn Snow

A church without walls, a nation without borders. Why diversity is good for us by Bishop Martyn Snow, 2018 Provost Derek Hole Keynote Lecture

Bishop Martyn writes: “I have lived all my life in a mix of cultures.  I love diversity and my life has been most enriched by people who have very different backgrounds to my own.  So why as a nation are we fearful of difference?  How can we overcome our fears and learn from the Christian tradition of ‘welcoming the stranger’?  And how might Leicester, one of the nation’s most diverse cities, share its learning with the world?”

Born in Indonesia to missionary parents, Bishop Martyn served in parishes in Rotherham, with the Church Mission Society in Guinea, led a growing church just north of Sheffield and was Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham before, in 2013, being appointed as Suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury.  Formally becoming the seventh Bishop of Leicester in February 2016, his public ministry in the diocese started with a vibrant service of welcome in May 2016.  Bishop Martyn has written on a range of subjects, and is currently writing a new volume of the acclaimed Pilgrim course with Paula Gooder.  He is married to Lynn, a paediatrician and they have three children.  Alongside his enjoyment of travel and engaging with other cultures, his interests include sport, music and kayaking.

The lecture will start at 6.30pm and will last for approximately one hour.  Refreshments will be available prior to the lecture from 6pm, and following the lecture there will be a drinks reception in the Hugh Aston Atrium.

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