The Challenge of Leadership
:Religion and Churchgoing in the
Faculty of Education &
17 June 2014, 11.00am - 4.30pm
Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre, De
Grey Court, York St John University
The fortunes of organised Christianity have
radically altered in mainland Britain in the last 70 years. The
numbers attending and identifying with the churches have been
plummeting, whilst baptism and religious marriage rates have been
falling significantly. On the other hand, those identifying with
'no religion' positions have increased greatly, especially in the
last 20 years. Equally, community churches of many kinds are
flourishing and the historic denominations are adapting in
imaginative ways to new situations.
Our third leadership conference aims to
examine the changing pattern of religious observance in Britain and
the challenges which this poses to those who lead and oversee
local, regional and national churches.
Professor Callum Brown - Professor of
Late Modern European History, University of Glasgow. He is the
author of 11 books and numerous book chapters and journal
articles, including The Death of Christian Britain;
Understanding Secularisation 1800-2000 (Routledge 2nd edition
2009) and Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and
Secularisation in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA since the 1960s
(Boydell 2012). He is currently completing a book on Losing
Religion based on an oral history project in Britain and North
Responders to the main presentation
Joanna Cox is Archbishops’ Council Officer and National Adviser
in Adult Education and Lay Development.
Hutchinson is Pastor at York Elim Pentecostal Church. He is
also chair of One Voice York.
There will be breakout groups to enable
detailed discussion of the presentations followed by a panel made
up of the speakers chaired by Professor Pauline Kollontai.
Cost: £30.00 per person including refreshments
Discount for YSJ Staff/Students/Alumni
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Details of the 2013 conference can be found here
Details of the 2011 conference can be found here.