Julian Festival 2016


Julian Festival 2016

This was held on Saturday 7th May 2016

St. Julian’s Church

St. Julian’s Alley, between Rouen Road and King Street, Norwich NR1 1QT

Programme for the day

(please watch this page, it will be updated as more information becomes available)


11.00am                 Festival Eucharist

                               Celebrant: Revd. Canon Dr. Peter Doll

                              (Canon Librarian, Norwich Cathedral)


12.00 noon             The Annual Julian Lecture to be given by Revd Emma Pennington


                               "to drede him reverently and to love him mekely"

                                - Julian's development of the catechetical teaching on the gift of dread.


Emma Pennington is Vicar of Garsington, Horspath and Cuddesdon and Spirituality Adviser to the Diocese of Oxford.  She is a regular contributor to the Oxford Diocese and BRF Festival of Prayer and an original member of the organising committee.  Emma has a passion for prayer and spirituality and welcomes the opportunity to encourage others to explore the richness of medieval mystical tradition and deepen the contemplative life of prayer.  She has given talks and led retreats and Quiet Days both in the UK and abroad, and also tutored and lectured extensively on Christian Spirituality, especially at Oxford University, where she completed her doctoral research on Julian of Norwich in 2014.  She is currently writing a book on Julian's revelation entitled At the Foot of the Cross with Julian of Norwich which is due for publication in 2017


1.30pm                   Lunch interval (bring picnic lunch, teas/coffees available at the Julian Centre)


2.15pm                   Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Julian of Norwich


3.15pm                   Evening Prayer

                               Led by Sr. Pamela CAH


after evening prayer:

                               Companions of Julian will renew their commitment in the Julian Shrine.



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