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Faith Matters Lectures

The Faith Matters lectures are organised by the Agency for Evangelisation. They invite guest speakers to give lectures on a wide range of topics, reflecting on certain themes or documents in the Church.

There are on average three series of four lectures each year. They are all audio-recorded and can be listened to on their dedicated webpage. Some have also been videoed to watch as well.

The list of lecture series from Spring 2009 until the present can be seen on the left-hand side. The most current series of talks is the Lent 2015 series which is a joint partnership with the Dominican Priory.

If you have any questions or queries about the series, please contact Ausra Karaliute at the Agency for Evangelisation.

Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
Dates: 16th and 23rd Feb, 1st and 8th Mar 2016.

  • 16th Feb: Fr. Bruno Clifton OP: ‘Justice… or revenge?’ Mercy in the Old Testament.
  • 23rd Feb: Fr. David Rocks OP: Jesus the Jubilee: The Mercy of God in Luke's Gospel
  • 1st Mar: Fr. Paul Rowse OP: Vessels of Mercy: What St Paul thinks of us now
  • 8th Mar: Fr. Nicholas Crowe OP: The Peace of Christ: Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy

Where: Vaughan House, 46 Francis St , SW1P 1QN

Booking is required as places are limited. Register at or if you have no access to the Internet call at 020 7931 6078 to leave your details. Suggested donation is £4.50 per talk.


Faith Matters: Advent 2015. 'Behold, this is our God'

Where: Vaughan House, 46 Francis St, SW1P 1QN

When: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

24th Nov 2015, "Fear not," said the Angel to the shepherds, "I bring you good news of great joy for all the people." (Lk 2.10)'. Fr. John Farrell OP offers a meditation on St. Matthew and St. Luke's account of the birth of Christ, and on the joy of believing. Fr. John is the Provincial of the English Province of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans and is a well-known lecturer and public speaker. 


1st Dec 2015, 'Waiting for Christ with the Fathers'. Fr. Thomas Skeats OP explores how the early Church understood the coming of Jesus through a study of some of the earliest commentaries on the Gospels. Fr. Thomas is superior of the Dominican community in London and parish priest at St. Dominic's, Haverstock Hill. He also teaches Patristics at Blackfriars Hall and Studium, Oxford. 


8th Dec 2015, 'Christ and Chalcedon'. At the Council of Chalcedon, the Church definitively articulated its faith that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. Fr. Dominic Ryan OP shows how the Church came to recognize the two natures of Christ, and why this is important. Fr. Dominic Ryan OP is a Dominican Friar based at St. Dominic's, Haverstock Hill. He teaches Christology at Blackfriars Hall and Studium, Oxford. 


15th Dec 2015, 'Christ the Fulfilment of our Hope' 'Fr Gregory Pearson OP explores the Church's hope in Christ as expressed in the liturgy of Advent. Fr. Gregory is a Dominican Friar based at St. Dominic's, Haverstock Hill where he currently works on the parish.


Registration is required to secure your place. Please e-mail at or call 020 7931 6078. There is a suggestion donation of £4.00 per talk.


Faith Matters

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Ausra Karaliute

Ausra Karaliute STL

Tel: 020 7931 6078