On Sunday June 25, Fr Richard Lennan strolled around the stage in the Crypt at St Patrick’s, Church Hill explaining the Theology of Church and how it relates to contemporary changes in society, with the ease of one who had thought long and deeply on the subject. Our understanding of “God”, of “Church”, our anxieties, our feeling of dislocation and suspicion of institutions were explored. Then the large and enthusiastic audience discussed several scenarios, “Do we as church……?”.

Richard is a priest of the Diocese of Newcastle (NSW) who has taught theology at Boston College, USA since 2008. Richard’s research and teaching focuses on ecclesiology, ministry, and the theology of Karl Rahner.

Listen to the audio recording of Richard’s rich address here, and download the slides used in his address and his sheet on current challenges for the church.