in person: Spiritual Reading Group, Peter Thomas on Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, Wednesday 15 February, 10.30am to 12.00pm


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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This session will be held in the Library.

Peter will introduce participants to the life and times of Bishop Robinson and his most recent writings in the book Towards the End of My Days.

He was humble, often understated and reluctant to occupy the limelight. A well-regarded theologian and advocate for the just treatment of victims of clerical sexual abuse, he frequently found himself at the frontier of conflict in the church. His last words, shortly before his death written in ‘Towards the End of My Days’ are poetic, fearless, hard-hitting and loving.

In his own words… It is God’s gift that both individually and together we must constantly search for both truth and goodness in uncertainty, for this is how we grow.’

Bishop Geoffrey Robinson  was born in 1937, ordained in Sydney in 1960 and studied philosophy, theology and canon law in Australia and in Rome. In 1987 he was consecrated as auxiliary bishop of Sydney, retiring due to ill health in 2004. He passed away on 29 December 2020 after a long illness.

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The Spiritual Reading Group will continue in 2023 on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.00pm. All are welcome to join for a particular session or regularly. More details will be given about each of these session closer to the event.

The 2023 program is below:

15 February – Peter Thomas on Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

15 March – Cecily Clark on Wisdom and Folly in Shakespeare and the Book of Proverbs

19 April – Jenny Raper on Dante

17 May – John Tidey on The Tablet of London

21 June – Susan Frykberg on Jeremy Begbie

19 July – Wendy Crouch

23 August – Carol O’Connor on Rose Macaulay

20 September – Philip Harvey on The Cloud of Unknowing

18 October – Bata Bardak on Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich

15 November – Susan Southall on the Book of Ecclesiastes




Bookings are closed for this event.