Rowan Williams to lecture at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford - The Stratford Observer

Rowan Williams to lecture at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford

HOLY Trinity Church in Stratford has scored a spiritual coup.

Renowned church leader Rowan Williams will be taking to the pulpit for a Friends of Shakespeare’s Church Annual Lecture entitled ‘Good Kings, Bad Kings: Shakespeare on Power and Authority’.

Rowan, who also happens to like Shakespeare, is the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and holds many distinguished honours.

His lecture will look at some of Shakespeare’s examples of good and bad governing and asks what might we learn from him about political ethics.

It will take place on Thursday October 12 at 7.30pm.

Vice-chairman of FOSC, Dr Diana Owen OBE, said: “Shakespeare wrote often about royal authority and what makes a good or a bad ruler. We are all looking forward to Rowan Williams’s unique and valuable insights, and are truly honoured that he has accepted our invitation to give our annual lecture. It promises to be a truly special occasion.”

For more information and to buy tickets, costing £15 in advance, visit:

All proceeds will go to support the Friends of Shakespeare’s Church.


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