Join Bishop David Wilbourne for a joyous evening as he shares tales from his biography of the inimitable former Archbishop of York, John Habgood.

John Habgood (1927-2019) was Archbishop of York from 1983-1995, and prior to that had served ten years as Bishop of Durham. His ability to mediate and solve what seemed impossible problems, both in the Church and modern society, is legendary. However, his formidable intellect and shy manner could make him seem a distant, enigmatic figure.

Join Bishop David Wilbourne, Chaplain to Lord Habgood while he was Archbishop of York, as he shares anecdotes and tales of Lord Habgood’s life from his newly published biography.

This biography, written at Lord Habgood’s request and with his full cooperation while alive, is warm, witty and affectionate and, as its title implies, it is a truthful portrayal of the man he was – guileless, flawed, just. Signed copies will be available from Bishop David Wilbourne via email after the talk (£19.99, incl. P&P). More information to follow. Alternatively, unsigned copies may be purchased via the Church House bookshop. 

Speaker: The Rt Rev’d David Wilbourne, Honorary Assistant Bishop of York

Date and Time: Wednesday 30 September, 7.30-9pm. Participants will be able to join the event from 7pm.

Price: £10 (students £6)

Venue: Online via Zoom.

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet/phone which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. 

Instructions for signing up and joining the talk will be sent via email between 5-5.30pm on the day of the event. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm, please call 01727 890205. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

You can book online here, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the event.

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