A weekend inspired by the life and faith of the Reverend Conrad Noel (1869-1942)

The Parish Church of St Anne, Kew

A weekend inspired by the life and faith of the Reverend Conrad Noel (1869- 1942), who was born on 12 July 1869 in Royal Cottage, Kew Green

    • 19.30 Friday, 12th July 2019 – Public Lecture – The Challenge of Affluence: lessons for a parish from the life of Conrad Noel. Dr Rowan Williams, Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge.
      • This will be preceded by a Bring and Share picnic from 18.00 -19.15, outside St Anne’s Church on Kew Green. (Chairs and tables provided)
    • 15.30 Saturday 13th July 2019 – Morris Dancing
      • Westminster Morris Men outside St Anne’s Church: (sponsored by Halletts, Kew estate agents, established 1869)
    • 10.00 Sunday 14th July 2019 – Sung Eucharist
      • Congregational procession – setting Thaxted Mass
    • 12.00 Kew Churches Family Picnic
      • Kew Green – bring and share food – games and tug of war
    • 15.30 Summer Concert: music by Holst.
      • Paulina Voices, conducted by Heidi Pegler with piano accompanist Alexis White. St Anne’s Church, Kew Green..

Exhibition. There will be a small exhibition of Conrad Noel’s artifacts at the back of the Church from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th

On Sunday 7th July 2019 there will be an evening of preparation – details and background notes on this link

    • 18.30 Sunday 7th July, 2019 – Preparation Evening – St Anne’s Parish Room
    • 18.40 The world in which Conrad Noel grew upBritain and its Empire during the late nineteenth-century – Howard Bailes.
    • 19.00 Conrad Noel, Social justice and Christian faith – Claudine McCreadie and Christopher Stephens.
    • 19.20 Holst and Thaxted: This presentation will include a short excerpt from Tony Palmer’s outstanding documentary on Holst, In the Bleak Midwinter.
      • We are very grateful to Mr Palmer for permission to show this part of his film. Howard Bailes
    • 19.45 Refreshments.
    • 20.30 Close.


As part of our on-going concern with issues of Social Justice at St Anne’s, there will be a follow-up day to Dr Williams’ lecture in October 2019.

Further details to follow.

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