BISHOP ("Honest to God") John Robinson was one of the principal speakers at last week's ecumenical conference of Catholic and Anglican clergy at the Southwark Diocesan Training Centre, Blechingley, Surrey. He expounded on his latest book, The New Reformation.
Other leading Anglicans at the conference included Professor Howard Root, of Southampton University and Canon John Pierce-Higgins, Vice-Provost of Southwark. Mgr. Alan Clark, of Blackheath led the Catholic contingent, which included a strong team of lecturers from St. John's Seminary, Wonersh. While in session the conference was visited by Archbishop Cowderoy, Bishop Cashman and the Anglican Bishop of Southwark, Dr. Mervyn Stockwood. The three day conference asked itself what is atheism? What is theology? What is lay theology? What is the Christian ministry? What is the Church in the modern world?