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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, happening 5 times
Wednesday Night Lenten Speaker Series:
The Role of a Downtown Parish
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Feb. 24th-Mar. 24th
Take a tour of downtown Episcopal churches in the South at 6.30pm on Wednesday nights via Zoom. A Zoom link will be listed on the St. John’s website, and in the weekly Eagle email. The discussion will be reflections on pre-recorded interviews John has conducted with five different rectors who have shared their thoughts on the unique mission and ministries of downtown parishes that they serve. In addition to being viewed during the class, the videos will also be released on our FaceBook and YouTube pages, and the St. John’s website.
The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson
The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson serves as the dean of the historic downtown Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest church in Houston, TX, and the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Previously, Barkley served as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Roanoke, VA. Barkley began his vocation as rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, TN. Barkley is an avid writer and has published essays in journals. He is the author of two books, and preaches and teaches around the country. Barkley chairs the board Houston’s largest empowerment day center for the homeless. He also serves as vice-president for the North American Committee for St. George’s College – Jerusalem, and on the board of Episcopal High School in Houston.