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'Lancelot Andrewes: The Scholar Bishop of Chichester' (posted 5 July 2011)

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'Lancelot Andrewes: the Scholar-Bishop of Chichester'

Picture: Lancelot Andrewes
Lancelot Andrewes

Monday 11 July at 6.30pm

A Lecture by Professor Graham Parry
Emeritus Professor of English, University of York

To take place in the nave of Chichester Cathedral.
Free entry and all are welcome.

Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - 1626) was an English clergyman and scholar, prominent in the Church of England during the reigns of Elizabeth I and King James I.  A learned and impassioned preacher, and one of the most highly esteemed churchmen of his day, Andrewes oversaw the translation of the King James Bible.  Andrewes also served successively as Bishop of Chichester (1605), then Ely and Winchester - he was famous for his eloquence and intelligence but in his private life was reputed to be humble and charitable.  Andrewes is credited with writing passages of extraordinary beauty - T S Elliot claimed him as a major influence and borrowed from one of his sermons for his work The Journey of the Magi.

Hosted by the Dean of Chichester, this lecture is part of a series celebrating 400 years of the King James Bible and will explore the life and work of this fascinating man - and his influence on a book that changed the world.

All are welcome at the lecture which will take place in the nave of the Cathedral on Monday 11 July at 6.30pm, following Choral Evensong at 5.30pm.  Entry is free.

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