On Saturday 28th September, the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Guild of Lay Ministry met in St Lappan’s, Little Island.
The morning began with a celebration of the Eucharist by the Reverend Paul Arbuthnot, Chaplain to the Guild of Lay Ministry.
After the Eucharist, the guest speaker was Canon Kevin Walton, Canon Chancellor of St Albans Cathedral.
He spoke on the theme of ‘Preaching the Old Testament’.
Dr Walton is a scholar of the Old Testament. He was awarded his PhD for his thesis on ‘Jacob’ by Durham University. He also has responsibility for the oversight of the St Albans Study Centre, which is attached to the cathedral.
He spoke on the importance of understanding the situation, society, and authors who wrote the Old Testament.
After his talk, the morning concluded with a hearty lunch in Cork Golf Club.