Friday, March 6, 2009

Edward King Day 2009

Last evening the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe and Chairman of the House Council, the Rt Revd Dr Geoffrey Rowell, celebrated a Pontifical Mass to commemorate the life of the House's principal founder, Bishop Edward King. In the course of the liturgy he also admitted His Eminence Hovnan Derderian, Archbishop and Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, who studied at the House from 1981-3, and the Rt Revd Alan Chesters, sometime Bishop of Blackburn and a former Chairman of the House Council, who trained at the House from 1959-62.

The Bishop also admitted the Revd Professor Andrew Linzey DD, Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and Dr John Chesworth, Lecturer at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies which is based at St Stephen's House, as Honorary Research Fellows.