2014 Liverpool Lecture

Annual Lecture in LiverpoolSaturday 18 October 2014
Professor Nicholas Sagovsky gave the 2014 annual Hopkins Lecture at the Creative Campus, Liverpool Hope University. Professor Sagovsky is a former Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and Professor at both Liverpool Hope and Roehampton Universities. He spoke on Hopkins as theologian and poet. Afterwards society members visited the adjacent St Francis Xavier’s Church where Hopkins spent time as a curate. 
Gladwys Mary Coles delighted us with some history of the Church including Hopkins’ experiences and her own memories of worshipping in the Church as a child. Lance Pierson and Wyn Hobson read poems and sermon extracts.

Images from the day show the St Francis Xavier Church and the pulpit from which Gerard Manley Hopkins preached, and inscribed stones from the Hopkins Garden in the Creative Campus at Liverpool Hope University