Bishop Symon Patrick (1626-1707) – unsung hero of the Restoration Church of England

09/06/2022 at 17:30 19:30

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Fisher

In 2018, Nick Fisher was the first recipient of a Lambeth doctorate after the scheme had been rebranded ‘Lambeth Research Degrees in Theology’.  His thesis explored the life and writings of Symon Patrick in a career that included being Rector of St Paul’s, Covent Garden, a King’s Chaplain and Bishop of Ely. This illustrated talk will explore the religious tensions of Charles II’s reign and suggest that Patrick’s contribution to the national Church has been unjustly neglected.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket at or email not later than 6 June.

This event takes place in the Bancroft Room, Lambeth Palace Library (new building, entrance on Lambeth Palace Road). Please arrive 10 minutes before the advertised start time to allow time to take the lift to the top.

Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
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