Reformation 500th Anniversary Events

In 2017, Moore College is planning to commemorate the Reformation 500th anniversary by holding a series of public events. 

Dates for your 2017 diary:

18 MarchReformation Rally – this event will be a morning of hearing Peter Jensen, Peter Adam and Simon Manchester each present a paper on a significant character from the reformation and what we can learn from them today.

9:00 AM Tea and Coffee, event: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – Free Event

26 April – 12 MayMA (Theol) Reformation Study Tour – the group will be travelling from Prague through Germany and Switzerland and finishing up in England.

26-27 May. Justification Summit – this afternoon and following morning event will reflect on the reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone and how the biblical doctrine bears upon many of the contemporary debates surrounding this subject. Speakers include, Dr Mark Thompson (Principal of Moore College) and others.

May 26 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM; May 27 2017 9:30 – 12:30 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – there will be a cost to cover catering: TBA

19 July. Public Lecture: The legacy of the Reformation through the eyes of J.C. Ryle – this event, held at Moore College will consider the legacy of the Reformation according to J.C. Ryle. To be delivered by Dr Graham Cole, Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago and former member of the Moore College faculty (1980–92).

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – Free Event

3, 7-11 August. The Annual Moore College Lectures will be given by Carl Trueman, a well-known church historian who has written extensively on reformation themes.

August 3 Public Evening Lecture: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – Free Event

August 7 First Morning Lecture: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – Free Event

August 8-11 Morning Lectures: 9:00 AM –  11:00 AM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – Free Event

26 August. Reformation Rally – this event, held at St Andrew’s Cathedral, will be a morning hearing Archbishop Glenn Davies, Gerald Bray, Kanishka Raffel and will include a service conducted from the 1552 Book of Common Prayer.

9:00 AM Tea and Coffee, event: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney – Free Event

13-14 September. The School of Theology will be a conference assembling Reformation scholars from around Australia who will present papers on Reformation theology, significant reformers as well as the reception of the Reformation in the five hundred years since.

Both days: 9:00 AM Registration / Tea and Coffee, event 9:30 AM – 4.45 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – there is a charge to cover catering.

October 31. Public Lecture: Why were the 95 theses so revolutionary? Co-sponsored by the German consulate and in the presence of the German Consul General. This event on Reformation Day rounds off our year of Reformation celebrations. To be delivered by Mark Thompson, Moore College Principal.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marcus Loane Hall, Moore College, 1 King Street, Newtown – Free Event (no registration required)