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Headline Speakers!


Rev Kate Harford

Rev. Kate Harford 

Rev. Kate Harford is a priest of the Metropolitan Community Churches, and University Chaplain and Pastoral Care Lead at Oxford Brookes University. She studied archaeology, classics, and classical art at UCL and theology at the University of Oxford, and was ordained in November 2015. Kate has a particular interest in queer theology and lived experience of mental health issues. She lives with her wife and cat in Oxford, and enjoys knitting, playing the flute, officiating roller derby and disrupting cis-hetero-patriarchal systems. 

Kate is joining us for the whole weekend and will be leading our Saturday morning session.


Rev. John Bell

We’re thrilled to announce that John Bell will be preaching at our Sunday morning worship at Known By Name! John Bell, of Greenbelt and Iona fame, is a Resource Worker with the Iona Community, and is well known for writing hymns that speak to the experiences of marginalised people – the young, unemployed, disenfranchised, the persecuted and poor. John is also a former student activist, a Church of Scotland minister, a lecturer and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. You can hear some of his talks from Greenbelt here, including his public coming out in 2017. 



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