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Dear England – with Stephen Cottrell

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dear England is a letter to the country, from the Archbishop of York, on why the Christian narrative still makes sense today

About this Event

Join the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York and hosted by the Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark for this online event via Zoom.

Inspired by a conversation with a barista who asked him why he became a priest, Dear England : Finding Hope, Taking Heart and Changing the World is the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell’s extended answer to that question – as well as the letter he’d like to write to a divided country that no longer sees the relevance or value of the Christian narrative. Archbishop Stephen is a much-admired voice within the church, but in this book he writes for a more general audience, and those who might call themselves spiritual seekers – as well as anyone who is concerned about the life and unity of the UK. A short, beautiful book, it is both contemplative and deeply practical, drawing on the Archbishop’s desire is to ‘commend the Christian faith to those who don’t believe and who don’t go to church’.

Stephen Cottrell is the Archbishop of York and was for almost ten years Bishop of Chelmsford; before that he was Bishop of Reading. He has worked in parishes in London and Chichester, as Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral, as Missioner in the Wakefield diocese and as part of Springboard, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s evangelism team. The author of more than 20 books including children’s books, he enjoys poetry, music and art. Stephen is married to Rebecca who is a potter. They have three sons and a dog, Alfie.


April 20
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


United Kingdom


Southwark Cathedral