The Very Revd Stephen Lake

The Very Revd Stephen Lake guest speaker

Stephen came to Gloucester from St Albans Cathedral in 2011. He is married to carol with three children. Stephen is a Church Commissioner and a member of both the National Safeguarding Steering Group and the IICSA Steering Group. In Gloucester, Stephen has led a successful five year vision and strategy called ‘In Tune with heaven and in touch with daily…

Bishop David Walker

Bishop David Walker guest speaker

The Right Revd David Walker has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013.  Prior to that he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000, following 17 years in assorted parish ministries and industrial chaplaincy in the Diocese of Sheffield. David is Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities (ACRBRC) – the body which…

Bishop John Inge

Dr John Inge guest speaker

‘Dr John Inge is the 113th Bishop of Worcester.  Introduced to the House of Lords in 2012, he has a particular interest in Culture and Heritage and International Development. In 2013, he was appointed Lord High Almoner to Her Majesty the Queen.  He is Chair of the Council of the Archbishop’s Examination in Theology and convenes a Young Priest Theologians network on behalf…

David Clark confirmed speaker

David is the Head of Education and Engagement at the UK Parliament. He has a B.Ed. in Primary Education and Teaching and has worked as a Union Welfare Officer at Plymouth University Students Union and as Regional Education Manager (South East) with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. From 2006-2015, David worked with The British Youth Council and was Deputy Chief…

Cathy Lamb

Cathy Lamb confirmed speaker

Cathy Lamb is Director of Music Outreach at Lichfield Cathedral School and is becoming increasingly well-known for her work as a choral animateur. Until Easter 2017 she was Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral alongside her husband Ben (who is now full-time Director of Music). Her role included directing the Lichfield Cathedral Girl Choristers (a choir she took on from…

Ben Evans confirmed speaker

Ben Evans is Senior Leadership Development Consultant for the National Church Institutions (NCIs) and is part of the Archbishops’ Advisers for Appointments and Development (AAAD) team. In a former role he headed up the Strategic Leadership Development Programme – a nationwide learning community for clergy discerning and developing towards taking on wider leadership responsibilities in the future. Ben’s remit is…

Guy Hayward confirmed speaker

Guy started off as a chorister at Cambridge University where he did a PhD in music, but decided not to become a traditional academic, and instead has carved out a role for himself, as an explorer of the intersection between spirituality, psychology, the arts, nature and religion. Guy is particularly interested in how we can engage with our Christian heritage,…

Janet Marshall confirmed speaker

Janet grew up in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and following graduation from Nottingham University in 1982, having specialised in Religious Studies, English & Drama/ Primary teacher training, she began her teaching career in London boroughs teaching secondary R.E. She then spent time teaching day patients in psychiatric care in Cambridge before teaching juniors for ten years in Derby city. In 1996 she…

Dale Copley

Dale Copley confirmed speaker

Dale Copley works for the Association of English Cathedrals as the co-ordinator of the Cathedral Projects Support Panel. The Panel is made up of volunteer experts from a wide range of professional areas and is designed to support cathedrals planning major projects. Dale joined AEC from museum and heritage sector where she spent ten years developing and managing Heritage Lottery…

William Sieghart

William Sieghart confirmed speaker

William is an entrepreneur, philanthropist writer and broadcaster with a distinguished record of support for the arts and literature. In 1992, he founded the Forward Prizes for Poetry and in 1994, National Poetry Day. Since September 2015, he has been chairman of the Board of Trustees at Somerset House. For many years he was a member of the Arts Council…