Events and Continuing Ed

Events and Continuing Ed

The Theological School runs many educational events and hosts short courses for lay and ordained members of the community.

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The Continuing Education Program is a opportunity for you to engage critically with issues from a contemporary Anglican perspective. One of the Program’s aims is to enhance and invigorate the ministry of clergy and lay people in their various roles in the Church. We hope to see you at some or all of our events during the year!

Please download the full year's program brochure or follow the booking links below for individual events.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

47th Annual Barry Marshall Memorial Lecture: Why Australia Needs Theology

The 2017 Barry Marshall memorial lecture will be presented by Professor Peter Sherlock, Vice Chancellor of the University of Divinity. This lecture examines the past and present place of Christian theological scholarship in Australian politics and society, showing how theology is almost entirely discredited as a result of the failure of the churches in a wide range of areas, most notably the sexual abuse of children. It proposes that Australia still needs theology, and explores how theological scholarship might contribute in the future.

7.30pm, The Craig Auditorium, Gateway building, Trinity College

The lecture is free, but booking is essential. (Please register through Trybooking)

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Friday, 25 August 2017 **NEW EVENT**

Re-Visioning Belief—Interpreting the Bible in Today's Fractured World

A Study Day with Meg Warner and Richard Burridge

Dealing with the difficult issues facing us today can often feel like being faced with an unpalatable choice between inflexible traditional demands or accepting that ‘anything goes’ in modern society; this day will explore a middle way of being faithful to the Bible while serving our people and culture.

10.00pm – 4.00pm, OWL Building, Trinity College

$80/60 including lunch (Please register through Trybooking)

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Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Annual Archbishop's Dinner 2017

In support of the 'Faith in our Future' appeal. All money raised on the night will go towards supporting students wanting to enter the Trinity College
Theological School.

Since its foundation in 1878, Church communities across Australia and the world have benefitted from the ministry of clergy formed at the College. The challenge
now is to ensure this legacy continues for generations to come. Those who have gone before us have given the gift of faith. It falls to us now not only to preserve
this tradition but to provide a vibrant and engaged church for those who will follow in our footsteps - Abp.Philip Freier

The evening will include a three-course dinner, entertainment, silent auction and raffle. 

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm with optional Evensong in the College Chapel at 5.45pm to 6.15pm 
Location: Trinity College Dining Hall
Dress code: Business suit and clericals
Tickets: $100 per person or buy a table (10 guests) for $1,000
RSVP: Friday 25 August 2017
Enquiries: Sarah Cooke E: or T: 03 9348 7527

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Off the Shelf (Book Club) #3

A discussion of Miroslav Volf’s Flourishing: Why we Need Religion in a Globalized World. Led by the Revd Dr Don Saines.

6.00pm – 7.30pm, OWL building, Trinity College

$20/15 (Please register through Trybooking)

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Year of Mark Study Day

A day for clergy and lay people to learn about the Gospel set as the lectionary for 2018, with opportunities for reflection, input and discussion. Led by Revd Canon Professor Dorothy Lee.

10.00am – 3.30pm, OWL Building, Trinity College

$40/30 (Please register through Trybooking)

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Events Contact

For further information on Theology Events, please contact the Administration by email at or call (03) 9348 7127.