Events Briefing for March 2021

See below a list of events for March which may be of interest:

Tuesday 2 March at 5.30pm
Covid.  Mass celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral for all who died during the pandemic.  For live streaming see here.

Tuesday 2 March  6.00pm-7.30pm
Counsels of Perfection: Thinking through Catholic Social Teaching. Book Launch with Edward Hadas of Blackfriars, Oxford with a response from Stephen Bullivant. Register for this free event here.

Tuesday 2 March at 7.30pm (GMT)
Christian Politicians in the Public Sphere: The View from Augustine.  Thomistic Institute Lecture by Fr Robert Dodaro OSA.  For registration, see here.

Tuesday 2 March at 7.30pm 
Francis on Migrants. A talk by Sr Imelda Poole MBE, part of a series about Pope Francis and his thought, organised by the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre. See details of all the talks here.

Wednesday 3 March at 6.30pm
Characters of the Passion: Ben Bloor- organ. Weekly spiritual discourses, music and prayer in the tradition of St Philip Neri every Wednesday throughout Lent at Brompton Oratory. The first of six Wednesday recitals.  For further information see here

Thursday 4 March  1-2 pm 
Aristotle. ‘Perhaps the most significant intellectual in world history’.  Part of the ‘Great Thinkers’ series which can all be accessed online, presented by Professor Edith Hall. Go to Gresham College online and register here.

Sunday 7 March  4.30-6.00pm 
Poverty and Pandemic.  Justice and Peace Scotland invite you to join a discussion on the impact of the pandemic on inequalities and how the church can respond. For further information and link to Eventbrite booking system see here.

Tuesday 9 March  1 – 2pm 
From Biology to Theology: How viruses challenge our perception of good and evil. A seminar on challenges to our perception as a result of the pandemic from Dr Miriam Schilling. The webinar can be accessed free online via The Faraday Institute website here.

Wednesday 10 March 6.00pm -7.00pm 
England’s Protestant Reformation presented by Professor Alec Ryrie. How did the reformers of the Tudor times achieve their legacy? Go to Gresham College online and register here.
(Gresham College has many free online lectures available on a wide variety of subjects including religion, history and art.)

Thursday 11 March 7.00 pm – 8.30pm
Omar Haramy – a member of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Palestine and the Kairos Palestine Steering Committee. Part of the Scottish Laity Network Lenten Journey series, all welcome. For further information see here.

Saturday 13 March at 10.00 am 
A Thinking Body, Embodied Minds. A talk from Dr Elizabeth Corcoran which is the second of two talks on Integrated Spirit, Mind & Body (webinars for mental health professionals).  Admission free, donation only. Register through the Christian Heritage Centre website here.

Thursday 18 March at 12.30pm
Hope in the Resurrection.  A Dominican Forum talk by Fr Richard Ounsworth OP.  Register here.

Thursday 18 March  7.00pm – 8.30pm 
Alison Phipps – UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow.Part of the Scottish Laity Network Lenten Journey series, all welcome. For further information please email

Friday 19 March  4.00pm (rearranged from 19 February)
Newman and the Limits of Dogma. Collegium Institute Lecture by Prof. Eamon Duffy.  To register for the link go here. This lecture will be recorded and posted on the Collegium Institute YouTube channel.

Saturday 20 March  10.00 am -4.00pm 
End of Life Matters.  This one-day workshop will explore medical ethics and palliative care through a Christian perspective. £40 paid when registering through the Faraday Institute website here.

[Saturday 20 March from 1.45-9.30pm  NOW RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 17 APRIL
Sharing the Church’s Story.  A Catholic Voices / Smart Catholics online event.  See here for details.]

Sunday 21 March from 1-3pm
ACN Virtual Sunday Lunch.  Join ACN and parishes across the UK for this virtual fundraiser for a project in Lebanon, including prayer, personal testimony, interviews, music and more. For details see here.

Tuesday 23 March at 6.30pm
Climate Change: The Gospel Imperative.  Catholic Union webinar with Lord Deben (John Gummer) who is the Chairman of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change.  Zoom link to be circulated 24 hours before the event.

Thursday 25 March from 6-7.30pm
All Sisters and Brothers: Sustaining Hope with Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  London Churches Refugee Fund and Church Times event with keynote speaker Timothy Radcliffe OP. For details see here.

Thursday 25 March at 6.30-7.30pm
God, Gratitude, and Being at Home in the World.  The Charles Gore Lecture with Miroslav Volf, Director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture. See here for details.

Friday 26 March from 2.00 pm – 3.30pm 
Plagues and Pandemics: Perspectives from Science and Faith. The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion shares new evidence on how faith communities have been impacted by crises.  Register for free on The Faraday Institute website here.

Saturday 27 March at 12.30pm
Mass of St Oscar Romero celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson at St George’s Cathedral Southwark.  For more details see here.  Also an ecumenical service from St Martin in the Fields on Saturday 13 March at 11am with address by Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ.

Wednesday 31 March at 7pm
My memories of Iraq.  A talk by Dr Erica Hunter for ICIN (Iraqi Christians in Need).  See here for details.