Being Honest to God - photos

A conference in November 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of John Robinson's book, 'Honest to God'

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​Over 150 members and friends of PCN and Modern Church gathered for this joint conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire. . The main speakers were

Prof Elaine Graham of ChesterUniversity, the Conference Chair. She began the conference with a talk entitled “Being Honest”.

Richard Holloway, formerly Bishop of Edinburgh spoke on the theme “Being Honest about God”.

Canon Dr Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon

Theological College, Cuddesdon gave a talk entitled Being Honest about the Church.

Prof James Crossley, from the Biblical Studies Department of Sheffield University spoke on “Being Honest about Jesus”.

Simon Barrow, Co-Director of Ekklesia gave a talk entitled. “Being Honest about Ourselves”.

Follow-up to the conference

The transcripts will be published under the Together in Hope banner sometime in the spring of 2014.

Recordings are being made available, both as CD and DVDs and will appear in the PCN Britain website shop

A Conference Notebook, by Brian Wilson can be read in the Blog Section

A copy of the order of service used on the Sunday will soon also be available