BIBLIT PROGRAMME 2022

Plan Your Weekend

REV. JONATHAN AITKEN

11am on Sunday 24th April 2022 in St Mary's Church

The Rev Jonathan Aitken will discuss the extraordinary life of the abolitionist John Newton. Newton initially worked in the slave trade – and one point was himself the slave of a West African princess. Gradually, he came to believe that it was incompatible with being a Christian and joined forces with William Wilberforce to abolish it.

ANNE DE COURCY

7pm on Friday 22 April in St Mary's Church

We are delighted to be hosted the first  exclusive launch of Anne's new book, Five Love Affairs and a Friendship: Scenes from the Paris Life of Nancy Cunard, which was written during lockdown at  her house in nearby Barnsley

ANDREW LOWNIE

Sat 23rd April 2021 at St Mary's Church

Andrew Lownie’s new book The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves was described by The Lady magazine as daring “to go where no other Mountbatten biography has gone before”. He will describe how the glamorous image of the couple, both born into a life of privilege, hid a wealth of insecurity and infidelity.

SIR CHRISTOPHER MEYER

Saturday 23rd April 2021
in St Mary's Church

Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a British former diplomat who served as the Ambassador to the United States (1997–2003).  He published his controversial memoirs, DC Confidential, in November 2005. Meyer writes regularly on international affairs for a variety of newspapers and publications.