Rowan Williams is first speaker at our Follow Me 2023 events

First published on: 6th January 2023

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Revd Rowan Williams will begin Follow Me 2023, a series of inspiring talks and events organised by the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield.

Wakefield Cathedral will welcome the noted theologian and writer for his talk entitled Agents of the new creation: bring the world to life, on Thursday, February 9.

The session begins with evensong at 6.30pm, followed by a simple supper and then teaching from 7.45pm.

Widely revered for his personal qualities, many view Rowan as an intellectual giant who towers over almost all his predecessors as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Among other achievements,he has  published over twenty well-regarded books, including volumes of poetry and a major study of Dostoevsky.

Bishop Tony said: “I am thrilled that Bishop Rowan Williams will be our first speaker in the round of Follow Me sessions for 2023. Please do come and be inspired by Bishop Rowan. The Lent Quiet Day at Mirfield always proves popular, so book early!”

The next event in Follow Me 2023 is at the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield on Saturday, March 11.

Join Bishop John Pritchard for his session named ‘Sleeping on the Job’, this Quiet Daygives attendees the opportunity to pause and reflect during our often busy schedules (altered time of 10am to 3p, £10 per person, drinks provided, please bring a packed lunch).

The third session features a talk from Canon Mark Oakley, Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge and Canon Theologian at Wakefield Cathedral on Thursday, April 20.

Please email Caroline Asquith, PA to Area Bishop of Wakefield at to book your place (including any dietary requirements) or for more information.

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