Wycliffe Hall is to host an annual memorial lecture in honour of the late Revd Canon Dr Michael Green. Michael was perhaps the best known evangelist within the Church of England, who had a distinguished ministry as a priest and theologian, having been Rector of St Aldates Oxford and Professor of Evangelism at Regent College Vancouver. Archbishop George Carey requested that he return to the UK from Canada to help lead the Decade of Evangelism in 1990. Halfway through that decade he became a lecturer at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, a position he held (latterly in an honorary capacity) for the next 25 years until he died on 6th February 2019.
The Inaugural Lecture is entitled ‘The Early Christians and the Mission of God’ and is to be delivered by Prof. NT Wright, the new Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall. It will be held at St Aldates Church (where Michael was Rector between 1975-1987) at 7.30pm on Monday 9th December 2019. It is a free event and all are welcome to attend.
The lecture is part of a School of Evangelism Conference held by Wycliffe Hall’s Wesley Centre for Missional Engagement, a new initiative of which Archbishop Justin Welby is the Patron, aimed at training up a new generation of evangelists and equipping clergy to be missional leaders. The Dean of the Wesley Centre, Revd Greg Downes, said, “It is a great privilege for us to host this public lecture in honour of Michael Green, as an expression of our esteem for him and in gratitude to God for his life and ministry, which has impacted so many thousands of people all around the world.”
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