Julian Festival Saturday 13th May, 2017 at St Julian's Church Norwich NR1 1QT
11.00am Festival Eucharist, 12.00 Julian Lecture: Godelinde Gertrude Perk 'Stories Heard Through Anchorhold Walls: Julian's Narrative Art and Thelogy', 1.30pm Lunch interval (bring picnic lunch, teas/coffees available at the Julian Centre), 2.15pm AGM of the Friends of Julian, 3.15pm Evening Prayer. Following Evening Prayer the Companions of Julian will renew their commitment in the Julian Shrine.
Annual Lecture 2017: Godelinde Gertrude Perk has gained a PhD in English Literature from Umea University, Sweden and her published dissertation is titled 'Julian, God, and the Art of Storytelling'. She says: "Telling stories allows Julian to find more inclusive and hopeful ways of thinking about God and humanity, while these stories remain appealing, powerful narratives, whose significance and events never end. It becomes clear that God and Julian's joint storytelling form part of Christ's continuous maternal care for each individual, and of Julian's concern for her evencristen reader. Ultimately, I illuminate how Julian's storytelling allows her to lovingly enclose God, her evencristen reader, and herself into the anchorhold of her story".
Godelinde is working on a new Dutch translation of Julian's revelations.
The text of Godelinde's Lecture will be available later.