First Cathedral lecture named after Peterborough anti-slavery pioneer to take place

The first lecture named after a pioneering anti-slavery campaigner will take place at Peterborough Cathedral next month.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 1:44 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 1:55 pm
Peterborough Cathedral

The Peckard lecture will be taking place on Thursday, May 6, and will be given by Revd Dr Sam Wells.

The lecture is named after Peter Peckard, a former Dean of Peterborough, who fought for the abolishment of slavery.

Last year The Peterborough Telegraph campaigned for a memorial to Peter Peckard in the city.

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Sam Wells, who is widely known as a preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster and theologian will speak under the title ‘Act Justly: Church, Kingdom and Civil Society’.

The unevenness of the suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate change emergency and the Black Lives Matter movement will be among the topics he explores.

It is hoped the Peckard Lecture, will become an annual series of talks taking up the theme of the Church in contemporary society.

Sam Wells is the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He will discuss what the church’s aspirations might be for society, and how it might seek to bring those about, in corporate mission and individual discipleship.

The talk lasts approximately 40-45 minutes and is followed by questions.

Tickets are £7 per viewing.