Dinner & a Question
Speaker: Revd Greg Downes
"All I want for Christmas is... Christmas"
Redeeming Christmas in a post-pandemic world.
What did we lose in the pandemic? One of the things that we were not able to celebrate in our usual way last year was Christmas. We're so glad to be able to have Christmas back for Christmas this year!
Revd Greg Downes, a gifted and humorous after dinner speaker, will be reflecting on the things that we lost in the pandemic, on the Christmas season and on how to build lives full of hope and joy coming out of a season dominated by Covid-19.
Greg is British, as is our Rector, so we thought we would treat you to a traditional British Christmas Dinner. Do join us for an early taste of British Christmas.
Greg was formerly Theologian and Missioner at St Michael le Belfrey in York, before coming to Wycliffe in 2017. He has been a lecturer at the London School of Theology and, more recently, St Hild College, and is a member of the Archbishop’s College of Evangelists. He has ministered on five continents, been a school teacher, prison & university chaplain and stood for election as an MP. He is married to Tamie, a GP, and they have two young daughters, Anastasia & Trinity.
In 2018, Greg was in charge of launching the Wesley Centre for Missional Engagement at Wycliffe Hall with the purpose of raising up a new generation of evangelists who can help facilitate church growth. Therefore, the aim of the WCME is to work towards the re-evangelisation of the nations by equipping men and women to lead others to Christ and then discern, disciple and deploy others to do the same.