Rowan Williams Bibliography : Lectures, Addresses and Pastoral Statements


‘Internationalism and Beyond’. Speech on the Occasion of a Fund-raising Dinner for the Anglican Observer to the United Nations. 18 June 2004. Anglican Communion News Service.

‘Lecture at Conference on ‘The Place of Covenant in Judaism, Christianity and Jewish-Christian Relations’, Centre for the Study of Jewish Christian Relations, Cambridge. 6 Dec 2004. Anglican Communion News Service.


‘On Brother Roger’. Tribute at Memorial Service for Brother Roger of Taizé, Westminster Cathedral, 14 Oct 2005.

Address at Opening Ceremony of the Sant’Egidio International Meeting of Prayer for Peace – Palais De Congress, Lyons, 11 Sep, 2005. Anglican Communion News Service.

‘Law, Power and Peace: Christian Perspectives on Sovereignty.’ the David Nicholls Memorial Lecture, on 25 Sep 2005 at University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. In Faith in the Public Square, 49–61. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Religion, Culture, Diversity and Tolerance: Shaping the New Europe’ in Nov 2005, at the European Policy Centre, Brussels. In Faith in the Public Square, 75–83. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.


‘Benedict XVI and Rowan Williams. Common Declaration of Holy Father and Archbishop of Canterbury (23 Nov 2006)

‘The Finality of Christ in a Pluralist World: Lecture During a Visit to the Diocese of Guildford. Audio File (39:25) Published by the Matheson Trust at Also at:

Speech to the International Bonhoeffer Congress, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 3 Feb 2006. Polish translation by Piotr Lorek in Theologica Wratislaviensia 5 (2010): 19-26.

Speech at Dietrich Bonhoeffer Memorial, Poland, 4 Feb 2006.

Mansion House Speech: Antidote to Blasphemy v, Free Speech Arguments is Respect and Civility, 7 Feb 2006.

Chaplaincy in Immigration Detention Centres, 15 Feb 2006.

What We Mean by Christian Identity – World Council of Churches Address, 17 Feb 2006.

World Council of Churches Assembly – Globalisation, Economics and Environment, 18 Feb 2006.

Speech in Sudan: Religions of Peace Have to Show Trust in Each Other, 27 Feb 2006.

Faith Schools Provide an Essential Education, 14 Mar 2006.

The Church: God’s Pilot Project, 5 Apr 2006.

Intense Activity Elsewhere: Good Friday Thought for the Day, BBC Radio 4, 16 Apr 2006.


‘Being Disciples: Fulcrum Conference, 27 Apr 2007. Edited Version in Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, 1–18. London: SPCK, 2016.

‘The Bible Today: Reading and Hearing’ — the Larkin-Stuart Lecture the Larkin-Stuart Lecture, Delivered at Trinity College, Toronto, 16 Apr 2007. In Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, 29–49. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Climate change is moral issue: message to Bali, Dec 2007. YouTube video, 10:00.

‘Freedom and Slavery’. Wilberforce Lecture 2007, City Hall, Hull. Edited Version as ‘William Wilberforce (1759–1833) the Moral State.’ In Luminaries: Twenty Lives That Illustrate the Christian Way, 80–88. London: SPCK, 2019.

‘Multiculturalism – Friend or Foe?’ Given on Wednesday 16 May 2007 at the Toynbee Hall, London. In Faith in the Public Square, 99–112. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.


‘Address to the Fresh Expressions National Pilgrimage, Coventry Cathedral.’ Journal of Ecclesiastical History 59, no. 4 (2008): 727.

‘Europe, Faith and Culture.’ Given on 26 Jan 2008 at Liverpool Cathedral. In Faith in the Public Square, 62–74. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Greetings from Canterbury: Fellowship Announcement by Fr. Stephen Platt and a Greeting and Remarks from Williams (delivered by Canon Jonathan Goodall from the Office of the Archbishop). Audio File (18:39). Downloaded from:

‘Do Human Rights Exist?’ Given on 1 May 2008 at the London School of Economics, Westminster. In Faith in the Public Square, 149–159. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Early Christianity & Today: Some Shared Questions.’ Gresham Special Lecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral. 4 June 2008. Pdf available from

‘Religious Hatred and Religious Offence.’ the James Callaghan Memorial Lecture: Given on 29 Jan 2008 at the House of Lords. In Faith in the Public Square, 136–148. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

Addresses to the Hereford Diocesan Conference ‘Sharing the Story’, including ‘Sergei Bulgakov (1871–1944) Politics, Art and Prayer,’ edited version in Luminaries: Twenty Lives That Illustrate the Christian Way, 101–6. London: SPCK, 201, and ‘Edith Stein (1891–1942) Thinking in Solidarity,’ Edited version in Luminaries, 107–12.


‘[Contribution to ‘We Three Kings’, In Meet the Patels / We Three Kings. CD. BBC Recording: 2009. Complied by Ian Hislop with Rowan Williams, Tom O’Loughlin, A.N. Wilson, Alison Barnes and Others.

‘Climate Crisis: Fashioning a Christian Response.’ Operation Noah Lecture: Given on 13 Oct 2009 in Southwark Cathedral. In Faith in the Public Square, 196–207. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. See Also:.

‘Ethics, Economics and Global Justice.’ Given on 7 Mar 2009 in the Temple of Peace, Cardiff. In Faith in the Public Square, 211–24. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Holy Week Lecture, Canterbury Cathedral 6 Apr 2009. ‘The Early Church’ Audio File (49:26) available from:

‘Holy Week Lecture, Canterbury Cathedral 7 Apr 2009. ‘Reformers, Catholic and Protestant’ Audio File (53:12) available From:

‘Holy Week Lecture, Canterbury Cathedral 8 Apr 2009. ‘The Quest for God in the Modern Age’ Audio File (1:01:17) available From:

‘Renewing the Face of the Earth: Human Responsibility and the Environment.’ the Ebor Lecture: 25 Mar 2009 in York Minster. In Christianity and the Renewal of Nature: Creation, Climate Change and Sustainable Living. Edited by S. C. H. Kim and J. Draper, 1–13. London: SPCK, 2011. Reprinted in Faith in the Public Square, 185–195. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

Act locally as well as nationally, 13 Oct 2009.

Anniversary Ceremony for Momoyama Gakuin University and Momoyama Gakuin, Japan, 26 Sep 2009.

‘Inter Faith Week is about the celebration of resources’, 16 Nov 2009.

Supports the work of charity Five Talents, 29 Oct 2009.

Address – Christian Distinctiveness in our Academies, 21 Oct 2009.

Address at a Willebrands Symposium in Rome, 19 Nov 2009.

Dr Indarjit Singh – common values in different faiths are key to a better future, 16 Nov 2009.

Faith and Climate Change, 29 Oct 2009.

Human Well-Being and Economic Decision-Making, 16 Nov 2009.

New Perspectives on Faith and Development, 12 Nov 2009.

On Inter Faith, 7 Nov 2009.

The Climate Crisis: Fashioning a Christian Response. 13 Oct 2009. YouTube video, 47:00.


‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread’ – Address at Lutheran World Federation Assembly, 22 Jul 2010.

‘The Fellowship of the Baptized’ – The John Coventry Memorial address, 20 Mar 2010.

‘The finality of Christ in a pluralist world’, 2 Mar 2010.

‘Address to a Meeting of Anglican and Roman Catholic Diocesan Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales on the Occasion of the Fraternal Visit of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Great Hall, Lambeth Place, 17 Sep 2010’. Anglican Communion News Service.

‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread’. Address at Lutheran World Federation Assembly. Edited Version as ‘Forgiveness,’ in Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, 36–45. London: SPCK, 2016.

‘On Theology and the Global Economy.’ YouTube video, 21:14, Recorded at Trinity Institute Conference, posted 25 Jan 2010.

‘Pluralism—Public and Religious.’ the Chevening Lecture: 15 Oct 2010 at the British Council, New Delhi. In Faith in the Public Square, 126–35. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Theology and the Contemplative Calling: The Image of Humanity in the Philokalia. Annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. 30 Jan 2010. Audio Files published by the Matheson Trust at

Address “In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,” The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Information Service, no. 135 (2010, issues III-IV): 113

Address to Methodist Conference: “What’s the life we’re prepared to lay down for Christ?” 29 Jun 2010.

At World Economic Forum in Davos, 31 Jan 2010.

Highlighting importance of local churches in communities, 30 Apr 2010.

Address to the Zoroastrian community, 1 Oct 2010.

On the Bible in the Life of the Church Project, 4 Jun 2010.

Address: ‘The finality of Christ in a pluralist world’, in ‘Archbishop visits Diocese of Guildford,’ 2 Mar 2010.

Archbishop: “There are no quick solutions for the wounds of the body of Christ.”, 20 Apr 2010.

Archbishop: Dialogue is a means of ‘God-given discovery’, 22 Mar 2010.

Address at 50th anniversary of PCPCU, 17 Nov 2010.

CARA lecture, 12 May 2010.

Chevening Lecture at the British Council, New Delhi, 15 Oct 2010.

Isaiah Berlin Lecture, 16 Nov 2010.

Lecture, “What is heresy today?”, 6 Nov 2010.

Williams’s message delivered by Bishop Tony Robinson in Wakefield Cathedral, 17 Dec 2010.

Message to the 4th Global South to South Encounter, 20 Apr 2010.

Speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall, 15 Nov 2010.

Archbishops’ urgent plea for Sudan, 11 Jan 2010.

Faith in the World Sixth Form Conference Questions and Answers. 4 Feb 2010. YouTube video, 38:00.

Faith in the World Sixth Form Conference. 4 Feb 2010. YouTube video, 33:00.

Faith, hope and charity in tomorrow’s world, 6 Mar 2010.

With Terry Eagleton. Faraday Institute Public Lecture / Discussion: ‘Responses to the new Atheism’, 19 Nov 2010. [Audio]

Holy Week 2010, 29 Mar 2010.

How should churches respond to the Big Society, 23 Jul 2010.

Mission-shaped Church: Report from the Mission and Public Affairs Council, 9 Feb 2010.

Social Policy Debate – House of Lords, 16 Jun 2010.

Students show Archbishop they have ‘Faith in the World’, 4 Feb 2010.

New Year Message 2010, 1 Jan 2010.

Farewell to the Lord Bishop of Southwark, 12 Feb 2010.

‘Visit to New York’, 31 Jan 2010. Includes address accepting America magazine’s Campion award.

With Richard Sennett. ‘On Narrative and Ritual’. Recorded on 14 May 2010 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, London School of Economics, 2010. YouTube video, 1:29:54

“Unity is God’s Gift to the Church.” Remarks at WCC Roundtable Discussion on the Unity of the Christian Church. 28 February 2010.


BBC New Year Message 2011, 1 Jan 2011.

Address to the APPG on Penal Affairs, 18 Jan 2011.

Relations between the Church and state today: what is the role of the Christian citizen? 1 Mar 2011.

Romanian Church leaders and Archbishop of Canterbury exchange messages of hope, 16 Apr 2011.

Thought for the Day – Maundy Thursday 2011, 21 Apr 2011.

‘Cloven Tongues’: Theology and the Translation of the Scriptures, 27 Apr 2011. Lecture at a day conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of the ‘King James’ translation of the Bible. Also published as a pdf by the Matheson Trust, 2011.

Making the mixed economy work, 6 May 2011.

TEAC consultation of Anglican Theological College Principals, 13 May 2011.

Faith is about ‘making a difference’, 20 Jun 2011.

Sustainable development for a ‘new creation’, 21 Jun 2011.

Divine presence and divine action: reflections in the wake of Nicholas Lash, 30 Jun 2011.

Launch of appeal for Christians in the Holy Land, 12 Jul 2011.

Speech at Conference on Christianity and Literature, 15 Jul 2011.

Opening remarks at host International Conference on Christians in the Holy Land. 21 Jul 2011.

Conference on Christians in the Holy Land: concluding press Conference by Archbishops Williams and Nicholls, 21 Jul 2011. [Transcript]

House of Lords speech on unrest, 11 Aug 2011. [Full text & podcast]

‘The Word of God in Anglican Tradition’. Address to Focolare bishops, 8 Sep 2011. (The same address was also given on the Williams’s behalf at the Orthodox Spirituality Colloquium at the Monastero di Bose, September 2011.)

Closing remarks at ‘Transformations’ conference on women’s ministry, 19 Sep 2011. [Audio, 23:20] Edited version in Transformations: Theology and Experience of Women’s Ministry, 34–36. Lambeth Palace, 2011.

Keynote address to Conference of Anglican Academy and Secondary School Heads (AASSH), Lambeth Palace, 22 Sep 2011. [Audio, 36:02]

Brief address on visit to Trinity Secondary School in Blantyre, Malawi, 7 Oct 2011.

Address to Zambian national clergy conference, St John’s Theological College, Kitwe, 12 Oct 2011. [Transcript]

‘What should the Word of God sound like?’ British Academy, 4 Nov 2011. [Transcript]

Speech at Lord Mayor’s Banquet, 14 Nov 2011.

‘Long life to the diversity of communities’, Speech at launch of Inter-Fairth Week, 21 Nov 2011.

Video message for Climate Change Talks in Durban, 27 Nov 2011. [Transcript]

Evidence to Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform, 28 Nov 2011.

Message to the Middle East Council of Churches, 29 Nov 2011.

Remarks at ‘Safe in the City’ Birmingham, on safety for ‘forgotten’ young runaways, 30 Nov 2011.

House of Lords Debate on Christians in the Middle East, 9 Dec 2011.

Pause for Thought message, 15 Dec 2011.

‘Big Society – Small World?’ the Commemoration Oration: Given on 21 Mar 2011 at King’s College London. In Faith in the Public Square, 265–78. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

Address at ‘Changing the Landscape’ Fresh Expressions Conference, Oxford 6 May 2011. YouTube video, 28:47.

‘Living Well Together in Britain Today.’ Remarks at the Inter Faith Conversation. YouTube video, 13:12, posted 22 Nov 2011.


2012 BBC New Year Message, 1 Jan 2012. YouTube video 4:40, See also:

‘Address at the Wreath-laying Ceremony to Mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of Charles Dickens’. Dickens Quarterly 29, no. 2 (7 Feb 2012): 113–15. Reprinted as ‘Charles Dickens (1812–70) the Truth of Exaggeration.’ In Luminaries: Twenty Lives That Illustrate the Christian Way, 89–90. London: SPCK, 2019. Also Printed as a Pamphlet by Westminster Abbey, 2012.

‘Early Christianity and Today: Part 1 of 3.’ YouTube video, 15:02, posted 3 Mar 2012.

‘Following the Missionary Spirit: Going Forward with Fresh Expressions, 22 Nov 2012 YouTube videon (33:49)

‘Idols, Images and Icons.’ Closing lecture of the 2012 Cadbury Lecture series, University of Birmingham. YouTube video, 52:14.

‘Idols, Images and Icons’ 16 Mar 2012. University of Birmingham Cadbury Lecture Series, “Seeing and Believing in Modern Christianity’ See: ‘Idols, Images and Icons.’ YouTube video, mm:ss, Recorded At, Posted

‘My Successor Needs a Newspaper in One Hand and a Bible in the Other’.

‘Reconnecting Human Rights and Religious Faith.’ Given as ‘Human Rights and Religious Faith’ on 28 Feb 2012 at the World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Centre, Geneva. In Faith in the Public Square, 160–72. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Reforming Punishment.’ Given on 1 Feb 2007 to the Prison Reform Trust, at the Institute of Directors. In Faith in the Public Square, 252–64. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

‘Student Question Time with the Archbishop of Canterbury at the University of Birmingham Part of the Cadbury Lectures Series. College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham, 21 Mar 2012.

‘Tackling Violence, Building Peace’, Parliamentary Lecture to Mark the Launch of Christian Aid Week.

‘The Person and the Individual: Human Dignity, Human Relationships and Human Limits.’ Fifth Annual Theos Lecture, London, 1 Oct 2012. Edited Version as ‘What is a Person? in Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons, 28–48. London: SPCK, 2018.

[Transcript] [Audio, 46:42] Q & A.:

‘We must locate education at the very heart of the humanitarian agenda’; Opening and closing remarks at a Conference on Education for Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 3 Sep 2012. [Two audios, 3:03 and 11:08] and

‘Older people ‘are still participants in society, not passengers’, Speech introducing a debate in the House of Lords, 14 Dec 2012. [Transcript] [Audio, 11:16]

Fifth annual Theos Lecture, 1 Oct 2012.

‘What is the Point of an Anglican University?’ Inaugural Rowan Williams CUAC [Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion] Lecture. Canterbury Christ Church University 28th Sep 2012. [Audio, 48:39]

Introduction to the Holy Land Pilgrimage Consultation, 1 Oct 2012. [Transcript] [Audio, 13:56]

Address at a reception to celebrate a decade of Christian Jewish relations, 5 Dec 2012.

Video on The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 1 Jun 2012. [Transcript] YouTube video, 8:07

Visit to Papua New Guinea, 24 Oct 2012.

Visit to the Diocese of Gloucester, 20 Jul 2012.

Video message for Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, 27 Jan 2012.

Speech on women bishops draft legislation, 12 Sep 2012.

Address at St Paul’s Theological Centre, 22 Sep 2012.

Visit to Abbey Court School, 11 Jul 2012.

Archbishop: What gift do we leave our children? 12 Jun 2012.

Address at Welsh Assembly, 26 Mar 2012.

Address at wreath laying ceremony for Charles Dickens, 7 Feb 2012.

Address to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 23 May 2012.

Cadbury Lecture: Idols, Images and Icons, 16 Mar 2012.

Message at Memorial Service for victims of violence in Egypt, 8 Jan 2012.

Speech at the Dedication and Opening of St Margaret’s Hospital, Oro Bay, 22 Oct 2012.

Speech at the Lord Mayor’s Dinner at Guildhall, 12 Nov 2012.

Study Morning, University of Warwick, 26 May 2012.

Video message for World AIDS Day 2012, 1 Dec 2012.

Address to the Synod of Bishops in Rome, 10 Oct 2012.

Pause for Thought message on the Diamond Jubilee, 31 May 2012. [Transcript] [Audio, 2:52]

Holy Week Lectures on ‘St Paul: The Man and his Letters’, at Canterbury Cathedral.
—;Lecture 1: ‘Outsiders and Insiders: Paul’s Social World’, 2 Apr 2012. [Audio, 52:26]
—Lecture 2: ‘The Universal Welcome: Paul’s Disturbing Idea’, 3 Apr 2012. [Audio, 49:08]
— Lecture 3: ‘The New Creation: Paul’s Christian Universe’, 4 Apr 2012. [Audio, 49:43]

Human Rights and Religious Faith, Address at the WCC Ecumenical Centre, Geneva. 28 Feb 2012.

Address at Literature Wales’ launch of its 2012 Literary Tourism programme, 24 Mar 2012. [Audio, 23:41]

‘Monastic Virtues and Ecumenical Hopes’. Address at San Gregorio Magno, 11 Mar 2012.

‘Monks and Mission: A Perspective from England’. Address at the Abbey of Monte Cassino, 12 Mar 2012.

Motion in the House of Lords for an Humble Address on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 15 Mar 2012. [Transcript]

Address at Nikaean Club dinner in honour of Cardinal Koch, 11 Jun 2012. [Transcript]

[Audio, 7:44]

‘”Sovereignty, Democracy, Justice.” 15 Jun 2012. Magna Carta Lecture, Royal Holloway, University of London. [Transcript] Also published by Magna Carta Trust At.

Taizé: message to young people preparing to visit the Taizé Community, 12 Apr 2012. [Transcript] See also: YouTube video 5:25

Address welcoming HM The Queen to multi-faith reception at Lambeth Palace, 15 Feb 2012. [Transcript] YouTube video 8:37

‘Poetry and Peacemaking’. Waldo Williams Society annual lecture. Pisgah Congregationalist Chapel, Pembrokeshire, 23 Mar 2012. [Audio, 42:20]


‘Crisis and Recovery’. Talk from Intelligence Squared [IQ2] event at the British Library, 28 Sep 2010. YouTube video, 8:20.

‘An Evening with Dr Rowan Williams.’ Royal Society of Edinburgh, 13 Nov 2013, in association with the Gifford Lecture Series. Audio as YouTube video, 1:07:26.

‘Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Edited Version of an Address Given in Egypt at the Conclusion of a Dialogue Between the Anglican Communion and Al-Azhar Al-Sharif’. ReSource, no. 26 (Spring 2013): 8–9.

‘Religious Language Under Pressure’. Edward Schillebeeckx Lecture, 13 Dec 2013. Aula Radboud University Nijmegen, Soeterbeeck. Programme with Tijdschrift Voor Theologie and Stichting Edward Schillebeeckx. YouTube video, 2:00:01.


Liturgical Humanism: Orthodoxy and the Transformation of Culture. Orthodoxy in America Lecture, 30 Sep 2014. New York: Fordham University, 2014.

‘The Deadly Simplicities of Adolf Von Harnack—Liberal Theology in Germany on the Eve of the Great War.’ Legatum Institute Salon Series, ‘Prosperity on the Edge: 1913–14. YouTube video, 56:21.

‘Dunning Lecture 2014’ YouTube video, 1:31:53, Recorded at St Mary’s Seminary and University, Posted 7 Dec 2018.

Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Inter-Faith Studies, Oxford University, 2013–14.

(i) ‘Faith, Force and Authority: Does Religious Belief Change Our Understanding of How Power Works in Society?’ YouTube video, 1:21:06, posted 24 Jan 2014.;

(ii) ‘Faith and Human Flourishing: Religious Belief and Ideals of Maturity.’ Edited Version in Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons, 69–86. London: SPCK, 2018. See also: YouTube video, 1:25:51, posted 31 Jan 2014.

(iii) Conversation with Jon Snow on Faith, Identity, Society, War. YouTube video, 12:21.

‘Faith, Reason and Quality Assurance – Having Faith in Academic Life: Lecture as Part of ‘A World to Believe in – Cambridge Consultations on Faith, Humanity and the Future,’ 14 Jul 2008. Published 2014.

‘It’s Intelligence All the Way Down.’ Theos Think Tank, 2014.

Keynote Address at Diocese of Sheffield Festival of Prayer Development Day on 4 October 2014. YouTube video, 55:35,

Tanner Lectures: ‘The Paradoxes of Empathy’‚ Lecture 1 | Mahindra Humanities Center.’ Apr, 2014. YouTube video, mm:ss, Recorded At, Posted.

‘Theology as a Way of Life’. Summary Of: Dunning Memorial Lecture, Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University. Summarised in: Derek Olsen. ‘Scrutiny, Patience, Engagement’, Living Church (3 Apr 2014).

‘Trust in Faith and Spirituality in the City: An Evening with Rowan Williams.’ Patchwork Foundation & Woolf Institute. Jan 2014. YouTube video, 45:07.


‘Centenarians, Teresa of Avila and Thomas Merton’ Bishop Grosseteste University, April 2015. YouTube video, 1:32:49.

‘Conflict, Peace and Justice.’ Olivier Memorial Peace Lecture 2015. Summary by Wendy Bartlett.

‘For the Greater Glory of God and the More Universal Good.’ Public Lecture on the 400th Anniversary of Heythrop College, 2014. London: Jesuit Institute, 2015. . See also YouTube video 38:12,

‘On the Centenary of Thomas Merton, St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Louisville,’ 4 Jun 2015.

‘Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Symposium in Honour of Metropolitan Kallistos’. 2015 FoMA Madingley Conference: Session 7. YouTube video, 1:31:26, Recorded at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, posted 17 Jun 2015.

‘Sexuality, Sexual Health and Religion Today.’ Royal Society of Medicine, 21 July 2015. YouTube video, 43:02.

‘Theology and the Tragic: A Debate Revisited.’ YouTube video, 1:10:24. Recorded at British Academy, posted 3 Dec 2015.

‘UNICAF-USW Conference: Full Speech.’ 2015. YouTube video, mm:ss, Recorded At, Posted

‘War, Words and Reason: Orwell and Thomas Merton on the Crises of Language.’ The Orwell Memorial Lecture 2015.

‘What is Consciousness?’ James Gregory Lecture on Science, Religion and Human Flourishing, University of St Andrews, 13 Apr 2015. Lecture and Q & A session at: Edited Version in Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons, 1–27. London: SPCK, 2018. YouTube video, 57:10, Posted 4 Jun 2015. href=”

‘What the Outsider Sees: Teresa of Avila and the Contemplative Vision.’ YouTube video, 1:34;20, 14th Annual Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality, Boston College, posted 11 Jan 2016.


Address at Global Network for Public Theology Conference, Stellenbosch University 24 Oct 2016.

British Library Panizzi Lectures.
—1. ‘Books Available to the Earliest Chroniclers of Britain:Gildas, a Sixth Century Monk.’ YouTube video, 58:56, posted 10 Nov 2016.
— 2. Libraries of Early British Scholars: Bede.’ YouTube video, 55:56, posted 10 Nov 2016.
— 3. ‘The Books Available to Nennius, and How Libraries Were Instrumental in the Invention of Britain Itself.’ YouTube video, 1:01:03, posted 10 Nov 2016.

‘A Curious Novel: Postmodernism and Holy Madness.’ TEDxOxBridge, YouTube video, 14:44, posted 5 Jul 2016.

Eco Church Launch at St Paul’s Cathedral, 26 Jan 2016 YouTube video, 1:08:10.

‘Ethics and Empathy: What Do We Know About Each Other?’ Distinguished Lecture Series. Nottingham Trent University. 16 Mar 2016 Video At:

‘Imagining Faith: Perceptions of Religious Belief in Modern Writing: Firth Lectures 2016. Recorded at University of Nottingham, Department of Theology and Religious Studies.; Part 1 YouTube video, 1:24:39, posted 11 Apr 2016. .

‘Keynote Speech at the AGM of the London Churches Refugee Fund, 21 June 2016. Pdf available from

‘Vision Lectures – the Intellectual Renewal of the Church.’ Wycliffe Hall, 2016. YouTube video, mm:ss, posted.


‘[Christian Faith and Friendship with Those of Other Religions]. Address at Taizé Conference, 2017: “Hidden Treasure Inner Life and Solidarity”, 30 Apr 2017. Church of St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham.

‘Benjamin Winter and Rowan Williams’Metaphysics, Christ, and Creation’. The Conciliar Post (2017). Based on a Lecture Delivered at Saint Louis University on 7 Mar, 2017.

‘Christ, Creator and Creature: Reflections on Christology and the Nature of Created Being.’ 20th Annual DeLubac Lecture. YouTube video, 1:39:07, Recorded at St Louis University, Posted 16 Mar 2017.

‘The Failure of Mass Democracy.’ Radboud Reflects Lecture. YouTube video, 1:24:45, posted 25 Sep 2017.

Address at Henry Vaughan Memorial Choral Evensong. YouTube video, 15:31, posted, 23 Apr 2017.

‘IOCS: Standing at the Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities for Orthodoxy in the West.’ Talk Given at the Celebratory Event in Support of Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies Cambridge – Building on Two Decades in Cambridge (Magdalene College, Cambridge) 17 Jun 2017.

‘On William Stringfellow’. Church of St Edward the Martyr, NYC, Holy Week, 2017. YouTube video, 28:24.

‘On the Role of Religion in Modern Day Democracy.’ Harold Wilson lecture 2017. YouTube video, 1:07:55, posted 18 Jul 2017.

‘Political Liberty and Religious Liberty: A New Look: Annual Las Casas Lecture 2016–2017, Delivered at St John’s Hall, Oxford.’ YouTube video, 51:32, recorded at Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Institute, posted 30 Jan 2017.

‘Response to a Lecture by HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan, Positive Future? Aftermath of Conflict.’ Woolf Institute. 23 Nov 2017.

Speech opening discussion on Homelessness in Cambridge, Great St Mary’s Church, 14 Oct 2017. YouTube video, 5:32.

‘Staying Spiritually Healthy.’ Study Morning for Diocese of Coventry, 26 May 2012. Edited Version as ‘Life in the Spirit.’ In Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life, 75–86. London: SPCK, 2016.


Rowan Williams, Rowan, Renata Salecl, Robert Rowland Smith. A Tale of Love and Hate. Philosophy for Our Times, the Institute of Art and Ideas, no. E120. 30 Oct 2018. [Audio] Also see video at

Address at Christian Aid Service of Thanksgiving. 4 Nov 2014. YouTube video 11:25.

‘Address on Justice and Love.’ at a Thanksgiving Service to Celebrate 50 Years of Christian Aid Activity in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.’ YouTube video, 20:13, Kings Langley Senior School, Posted 22 Apr 2018.

‘Disciples in the Modern City’. Walking the Way Living the Life of Jesus Today; Ministers’ Gathering United Reformed Church of the UK. 1: ‘Maria Skobtsova – Race, Refugees and Martyrdom.’ YouTube video, 49:01, 30 Apr 2018. .

‘Encountering the Other.’ St. Martin-in-the Fields Autumn Lecture Series 2018. YouTube video, 1:22:21.

‘Ethics, Law and the Future of Democracy’. Grand Challenges Lecture Series, Keele University. YouTube video, 37:07, posted 17 Oct 2018.

‘The Good Life: What Makes a Life Worth Living.’ Talk at Camden Psychotherapy Unit’s Fundraising Conference. YouTube video, posted 1 Oct 2018.

‘The Importance of Interfaith in Terms of Social Justice.’ YouTube video, 36:43. Woolf Institute Lecture Series, Cambridge, posted 3 May 2018.

‘Julian of Norwich’s Way.’ The Julian Lecture Delivered at the Julian Shrine, Norwich, 12 May 2014. In Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today,169–86. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. Also published as a Pamphlet by the Shrine.

Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto.
— Lester Randall Sermon, Sunday 11 Nov 2018 [in context of Remembrance Day service]. YouTube video: sermon begins at 1:15:41,;
— ‘Dead words and living voices (Ezekiel 3.1-11)’. Sunday Evening sermon, Sunday 11 Nov 2018. YouTube video: sermon begins at 56:59.;
— Leaders Panel Discussion, with Patricia Dutcher-Walls, Terry LeBlanc and Susan Sparks, Evening, 11 November”>;
— Lecture: ‘The Tongue is a Fire’, 12 Nov 2018. YouTube video, 58:27,;
— Lecture: ‘The Word is Near You,’ 13 Nov 2018. YouTube video, 54:35,

Book presentation of Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom, by Julián Carrón. YouTube video, 1:18:34, recorded at Magdalene College, posted 24 May 2018.

‘Benjamin Zephaniah and Rowan Williams “My Own Shakespeare.” BBC Radio 3, The Shakespeare Sessions 2012 Audio File Available From:.

‘Relieved by Prayer: Power, Shame, and Redemption in Shakespeare’s Drama.’ Religion and Literature Lecture, 26 Nov 2018, University of Notre Dame. Religion & Literature 50, no. 3 (Autumn 2018): 121–34. YouTube video, 1:37:03,

2018 Paton Lectures, Fuller Seminary. ‘Theology and Human Rights: Tension or Convergence.’ First Lecture: ‘Human Rights and Human Identity’. YouTube video 1:56:29,; Second Lecture: ‘Rights, Recognition, and the Body of Christ.” YouTube video 2:00:33, (Videos include panel discussion and Q & A).

‘The Tree of Knowledge: Bodies, Minds and Thoughts.’ Lecture at Durham Castle, 18 Feb 2015. Video At:


’45 years of “Being Christian”‘: Paddock Lectures at General Seminary. 11 Feb, 2019. YouTube videos:

Part 1: 1:31:53.

Part 2: 1:38:25

‘”It’s Not the Time Yet,” – for the New World Order!’ YouTube video, 13:21, posted 22 May 2019.

‘Jesus Christ: The Unanswered Questions’, St Paul’s Cathedral 2019′ [Discussion of book Christ the Heart of Creation. YouTube video, 1:26:19,

At a forum on C. S. Lewis, moderated by Johnathan Roberts, Epiphany Parish of Seattle, Washington. YouTube video, 26:57, 7 Nov 2019.

‘The Messiah and the Novelist: Approaches to Jesus in Fiction.’ Inaugural Lecture, University of Chester, 13 Jun 2014. YouTube video, 1:38:25.

‘Naming the World: Liturgy and the Transformation of Time and Matter.’ Keynote Address and Question and Answer Session at the 5th Yale Institute of Sacred Music Liturgy Conference, 18–21 Jun 2018. In Full of Your Glory: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation. Edited by Teresa Berger. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2019.

‘Knowledge and Relation: Contemporary Transformations of Logos.’ In New Trinitarian Ontologies Conference, Cambridge – Welcome & Panel 5: Metaphysics: Being, Essence, and Truth. YouTube video, 1:43:06 at 49:34, posted 14 Sep 2019.

‘Justice Distance and Love: What Would Be a Contemplative Stand in Politics? Address at ‘Political Theology as Discernment’ LEST [Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology], 12..’ YouTube video, 30:12, posted 30 Oct 2019.

Overcoming political tribalism.’ The third P.M. Glynn Lecture on Religion, Law and Public Life at the Australian Catholic University on 8 September 2019. Audio, 53:38, in ABC Radio Podcast of Soul Search program, 6 Oct 2019, presented by Meredith Blake:

‘Wellbeing,’ Talk at St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby, Thirsk, 26 October 2019. YouTube video, 25:10.


‘In What Do We Trust? Trusting in Faith.’ St. Martin-in-the-Fields Autumn Lecture Series 5 Oct 2020. YouTube video, 1:30:14.