The Bishop of London’s Faith and Mental Health Lecture
1st April 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree – £20
The Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, is not only one of the most senior Bishops in the Church of England but former Chief nursing officer for England. As such, the Bishop is uniquely placed to offer important insights and vision for the interplay between faith and health for Christians, the church and for the communities they seek to serve.
In this lecture, the Bishop will focus on one of the rising issues that we face as individuals, as communities and as an institution expressing the love of Christ in the world: the prevalence of mental health issues in our society, and how Christians and the church might respond.
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great is one of London’s oldest churches and indeed was established in the 12th century by a pilgrim who wished to give thanks for being healed. It continues to be linked to the hospital of St Bart’s today, and is a fantastic venue in which to ask questions regarding the links between faith and health, and how the church expresses a healing ministry in the complexities of modern life.