The Keble Seminars

The seminars meet on Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.00 p.m. with coffee from 7.00. It is free and all are welcome.


  • 19 February  Roger Davey, ‘Three rectors: St Michael-in-Lewes and the Oxford Movement 1841-1907’.
  • Saturday 14 March Day Conference : ‘ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. One Catholick and Apostolick Church’: The Prayer Book and the Universal Church’ Organized in association with the Chichester diocesan branch of the Prayer Book Society..
    Speakers: Roger Homan (St Michael-in-Lewes), Fr Paul Thomas, Fr Ian Forrester (Boxgrove Priory)
    11.30 BCP Holy Communion and sermon Fr Michael Bryden 3.30 Solemn Evensong
    See notice board for further details. £5.00. light refreshments, please bring packed lunch.
  • 27 May Michael Brydon,  Archbishop William Laud
  • 24 June Roger Homan,  Interpreting stained glass: Henry Holyday’s windows at St Michael-in-Lewes
  • 26 August Nicholas Reade,  Reflections on the Anglican liturgy 1950-2020
  • 30 September Graham Reeves, The revival of the religious life
  • 25 November Anthony Freeman, Glimpses of the Armenian Orthodox


  • 30 January   Kathryn Christ,  Christina Rossetti
  • 27 February   Ned BinksHermits and hair shirts
  • 27 March  Roger Homan, “No pot pourri” – the liturgical use of incense.
  • 1 May  Michael Richards, Psychological issues in the Anglo-Catholic narrative
  • 29 May  John Twisleton, ‘Eucharistic sacrifice’
  • 26 June  Barbara Keal,  Pilgrimage
  • 24 July  Bradley Smith, The seal of the Confessional
  • 25  September Daniel Inman, Anglo-Catholics and the development of academic theology
  • 30 October  Hedley Christ, Science, the Church and Anglo-Catholicism
  • 27 November  Richard Chown, Robed choirs: the burgeoning of Choral  Evensong


  • 31 January  David James, Treasures of the Ethiopian Orthodox
  • 28 February  Bradley Smith, John Keble and the foundation of the Oxford Movement. ***CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS***
  • 21 March  Roger Homan, Father Wagner of Brighton
  • 25 April  John Twisleton, Newman: Church development, reform and the Anglican future
  • 30 May   Bradley Smith, John Keble and the foundation of the Oxford Movement
  • 27 June Andrea Dumbrell,Defining the sacred: objects and their meanings
  • 25 July Roger Homan, John Mason Neale, hymnologist
  • 19 September  Roger Homan   What a church should look like: the Ecclesiologists
  • 31 October  Judith Egar  Julian of Norwich
  • 28 November  Michele Moatt The boy who swallowed a frog: how to read a medieval miracle story’


  • 27 September  Ian Wallis ‘The sense of the Holy in Orthodox worship’
  • 25 October  Ned Binks ‘So great a cloud of witnesses: Counting the  Saints’
  • 22 November  Roger Homan  Beholding the Madonna


Notes on contributors

  • Fr Graham Reeves is a mental health chaplain, Benedictine oblate, author and priest of St Mary Barnham.
  • Dr Anthony Freeman taught history at Lewes Priory school for many years before becoming a schools inspector and adviser to the government on the National Curriculum.
    He has a long standing interest in medieval monasticism and has travelled in and led study groups in the Caucasus and Armenia.
  • Right Revd Nicholas Reade was vicar of Mayfield and Eastbourne, then Archdeacon of Lewes before becoming Bishop of Blackburn, and subsequently returning to the diocese of Chichester.
  • Canon Ned Binks is a former Principal of Chester College of Higher Education, an honorary canon emeritus of Chester cathedral and a member of the congregation of St Michaelin-Lewes
  • Kathryn Christ read English at the university of Durham, taught in Oxford and was subsequently careers adviser in the University of Brighton: she  is a member of the congregation of St Michael-in-Lewes
  • Prof Roger Homan is a Reader at St Michael-in-Lewes and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies in the University of Brighton. He is national Vice-President of the Prayer Book Society.
  • Dr Michael Richards lectured Physics at the University of Sussex before training andpractising as a psychotherapist’ he is a member of the church of St Michael-in-Lewes.
  • Canon John Twisleton is a broadcaster and former rector of Horsted Keynes
  • Barbara Keal is a feltmaker and craftworker and a member of the church of St Michael-in-Lewes: among her experiences as a pilgrim she has walked from London to Rome.
  • Bradley Smith is a religious bookseller,  in Chichester and a churchwarden He represents the diocese of Chichester in the House of Laity of the General Synod
  • Revd Dr Daniel Inman is Director of Ordinands in the diocese of Chichester and was formerly chaplain of Queen’s College, Oxford; he is author of The Making of Modern English Theology (Fortress Press, 2014)
  • Hedley Christ is a canon lawyer, a senior lecturer in law at the Universities of Brighton and Perugia and a member of the congregation of St Michael-in-Lewes
  • Andrea Dumbrell is Learning and Liaison Officer in Crawley museum, an associate lecturer with the Open University and a member of the congregation of St Michael-in-Lewes
  • Revd Judith Egar is Rural Dean of  Lewes and Seaford and is based in the parish of St Anne
  • Fr David James is a priest at St Michael-in-Lewes and artistic director of New Sussex Opera
  • Dr Michele Moatt took her research degree on Aelred of Rievaulx  at the University of Lancaster and is a member of St Anne’s church in Lewes.
  • The Revd Dr Andrew Walker is vicar of St Mary Bourne Street, Pimlico

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