2014 Conference: “Redefining Marriage?”

Annual Conference 2014


A look at the wider issues

bible with wedding rings with

Adrian Thatcher


 Saturday 15th February 2014


 Carrs Lane Church Centre

Birmingham City Centre, B4 7SX

Introducing our speaker

Adrian Thatcher is Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, UK. 

From 2004-2009 he was Professorial Research Fellow in Applied Theology at Exeter. He is also Honorary Fellow in Medical Humanities at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth (2007 on).

For 27 years (1977-2004) he taught at the College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth. For most of that time he was Head of Theology, and for 10 years the Professor of Applied Theology there.

His current academic interests are in the theologies of sex and gender, biblical interpretation, and marriage and family. His most recent books are: God, Sex and Gender – An Introduction, an attempt to make the latest theological scholarship on sexuality and gender available to an undergraduate or equivalent audience; and Making Sense of Sex, was published by SPCK in June 2012, which is part of the Making Sense series providing a liberal perspective on major Christian beliefs and practices.

His current project is to edit the Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender.


10.45 Arrivals, registration & refreshments

11.30  Redefining Marriage?  Adrian Thatcher

12.45  AGM of CSCS

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Panel discussion

15.00  Tea/coffee

15.30 Depart

 All are welcome to our Annual Conference and although the AGM incorporated in it is for CSCS members, we welcome new members and any who are interested in our work.


Cost:              £25 (bursuries available on application).

Price includes lunch, tea and coffee

 Venue:          Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham

Directions:   A very short walk from either Moor Street or New Street Stations.  From Moor Street, turn right out of the station and the church centre is almost opposite across the road.  From New Street, follow signs to Moor Street, then as above. Alternatively, ask for directions to Marks & Spencer (which is the other side of Carrs Lane). The Church Centre is on the corner at the lower end of Carrs Lane.

Booking:       Please complete the booking form overleaf and send it with your deposit of £10,  before 8th  February 2014 to:

                        Colin Hart, CSCS Conference Secretary,
                        47 Deveraux Drive, Wallasey, Wirral CH44 4DG
Late bookings:       Phone:  0151 6300749  or  01905 840266

NB        The balance of payment should be paid on arrival.

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