Religion feature: Former archbishop speaking in lecture series

Courtesy photo Lord George Care of Clifton will be a guest speaker for the St. James Bishop Terence Kelshaw Lecture Series. Carey served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002.

CNJ staff

Lord Carey of Clifton of the Church of England will be giving guest presentations during the St. James Church’s annual lecture series.

Author of 14 books on spirituality and his experiences in service to the Anglican church, Carey will be lecturing on Christian discipleship.

The lecture series will take place March 19 and 20 and Carey will give a guest sermon during worship services March 21.

Carey, served as Archbishop of Canterbury for 11 years until his retirement in 2002.

Ben Wright, reverend of St. James Church said the congregation is pleased to have Carey present for the lecture series.

Wright said he has heard Carey speak twice before.

“He’s a very personable, knowledgeable man. He’s just as comfortable visiting with commoners like me as having tea with the queen,” he said.

“He’s not only knowledgeable and gifted spiritually, but also is a knowledgeable leader.”

Carey is known for his leadership skills and his passion for mission work, Wright said, and has done significant work in Africa; Uganda in particular.

Wright said the church likes to interact with guest speakers in a more intimate setting than auditorium style presentations and plans to have meals and informal seating arrangements during the presentations.