Like HG Wells’ hero at the start of his novel, The War of the Worlds, I ‘would not have believed’ that when the little country church I had started going to, for a quiet midweek celebration of holy communion, had to shut its doors, that it would never open them again. It was the opening
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.
It’s the 500th anniversary of Ignatius of Loyola being knocked off his feet by a cannonball and being forced to lie down with his legs up, taking stock of his life, over the summer months of 1521. Check out the video below for an introduction to this Ignatian year. Because the cannonball moment was what
Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC, President & Principal of King’s College London, wrote as follows about my retirement as Dean of King’s College London in 2019. The Revd Canon Professor Richard Burridge will be retiring at the end of this academic year from his role as Dean of King’s College London. At his appointment in
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