Women Who Changed the Church Lecture: Mary Mother of God and More

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Dr Sue Price will explore Mary’s life, her words and the church teachings, the changes and challenges she may be presenting to us within the Church in the present day.

Without Mary, there would be no Church as we know it. Depending on which translation is used, Mary speaks less than 200 words in the gospels. This talk will consider her words, the doctrinal teachings and some of the traditions around this amazing woman.

Using art and music to illustrate this talk, Dr Price will reflect on how Mary is seen today and wonder about the changes within the Church she may be challenging us to consider.

Date/Time:  Thursday 20 January 2022 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Cost:  £10

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Women Who Changed the Church is a series of 8 lectures during the Spring of 2022 which showcase the varied voices of women throughout history and up to today who have enriched and transformed church practice, communities, and ideas. The series culminates in the annual Mary Ward Lecture, this year on 10 March with Dr Shannen Dee Williams of the University of Dayton in Ohio USA. Dr Williams will be speaking on the experience of Black religious sisters in the African American struggle for freedom.

We offer 3 intensive workshops alongside the lectures to discuss the topics presented each week in smaller, focused groups. These workshops compose one module of our women-only Catholic Theology and Practice certificate programme. The all-in cost for all 8 lectures plus the workshops is £180.

About the lecturer

Dr Sue Price is the CoPrincipal of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge and a gifted and entertaining speaker.

As a Practical Theologian Dr Price is constantly amazed at the ‘infinitely more’ that she sees on a daily basis. She sees one of the tasks of practical theology to be walking alongside others encouraging them to recognise the fullness of God, the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit working within them.

Her PhD was an exploration into the silent spirituality of severely disabled children, with specialist areas of interest are Children’s Spirituality, the use of Godly Play and outreach work into parishes.

Papers Presented – ‘Living Good Friday, Moving into Holy Saturday…..’ Suffering and the Christian Life Conference, Durham February 2019

Member of the Steering Committee for National Institute of Health Research, Health Services &Delivery Research Project: NIHR128468 – ‘Supporting the complete care of children and young people with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions: a mixed-method study of pastoral, spiritual and religious needs and support, and the role of chaplaincy services’

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