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14 May 2014

Former Archbishop of Canterbury delivers free public lecture  


Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams (pictured above) will be giving his Inaugural Lecture at Chester Cathedral.

Taking place on Friday, June 13 at 7pm, the title of the lecture is 'The Messiah and the Novelist: approaches to Jesus in Fiction'.

The 2013 Man Booker short list included a novel about Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and fictional accounts of the gospel story still appear from some surprising quarters. The lecture will look at various attempts to write fiction about Jesus in the last century or so, and reflect on some of the religious and imaginative problems it has posed.

Tickets to the lecture are free. Book online at, telephone Corporate Communications on 01244 511344 or e-mail:

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