So I have been reflecting on how many have been quoting Mother Julian’s mantra “all shall be well” to me recently. I have to admit that, in the midst of my own personal troubles and difficulties which are, of course, overshadowed by the national political and financial chaos and the international situation of war, climate
Ever since the current Archbishop of Cape Town announced the death of Desmond Tutu early on Boxing Day, the many tributes being paid often begin with words such as activist, campaigner, protester, fighter or opponent. Yet these popular descriptions miss the heart of the person that I knew over more than four decades, someone who insisted on ‘being’ before ‘doing’, contemplation before action, or who said he wanted to be a ‘quietist’ more than an activist.
On Thursday July 21 2016, after 8,026 days of service, the Revd Canon Prof Richard A. Burridge, became the longest serving Dean of King’s College London, passing the record of the previous longest serving Dean, the Very Revd Sydney Evans. He was elected Dean in July 1993, and started full-time at King’s on 1 August
I was absolutely thrilled to receive the Ratzinger Prize for Theology from Pope Francis in 2013. For my interview with Vatican Radio on receiving the prize, listen below: Richard Burridge · Ratzinger Prize: Vatican Radio interview Below is the statement published by King’s College London at the time. The Reverend Canon Professor Richard Burridge, Dean