Religious or Spiritual

Religious or Spiritual: An Investigation of two National 'Souls'

A ecture given by the Revd Canon Jonathan Boardman

Date:Thursday 18 January 2018 at 10am - 12 noon
Venue:Ludlow Mascall Centre
Cost:£18 (including coffee during a mid lecture break)


Italy and the UK have shared strong ties since before the Reformation which have been strengthened in the period of their joint membership of the EU. However, an analysis of their attitudes to Christianity reveals important cultural differences. In this lecture Jonathan Boardman examines ways in which a consideration of this cultural divergence might be helpful in renewing the Church's ability to speak to a post modern and globalised context, with a particular emphasis on current ecumenical trends.

The Revd Canon Jonathan Boardman has been Chaplain at All Saints' Anglican Church, Rome, since November 1999. Educated at Oxford, Cambridge and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, he was ordained in Liverpool where he served his curacy. Precentor of St Albans Cathedral between 1993 and 1996, he then served as Team Rector of Catford and Downham, and Rural Dean of East Lewisham, both in South London. Since working in Rome he developed the role of Senior Tutor at the Anglican Centre, playing a part in the planning and delivery of the Centre's annual academic programme. He contributes an occasional diary piece to the Church Times. He has written two books: ‘Umbria: A Cultural History' in 2012 and ‘Rome, a Literary and Cultural Companion' in 2006. He has been a canon of Malta Cathedral since 2007. He was Archdeacon for Italy and Malta from 2009 to 2015 and he served on the General Synod of the Church of England from 2005 -2010. He is currently also Priest in Charge of St Anthony Anglican Church, Padova.

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