Archbishop Vincent Nichols to preach at King's

Archbishop Nichols

Archbishop Nichols

The King's College London Opening of Year service will be held on Wednesday 29 September at 1.10pm in the Chapel at the Strand Campus. The service celebrates the start of the new academic year and the preacher will be the Most Revd Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. The service is open to all.

The Revd Richard Burridge FKC, The Dean of King's College London & Professor of Biblical Interpretation, said: "The Archbishop's visit to us comes hot on the heels of the Pope's visit to the UK, which included the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman. We have asked the Archbishop to talk during his sermon on 'The Idea of a University', following Newman's own writing on the subject, so this should be a very exciting event."

The King's College London Chapel choir will lead the sung worship, and prayers will be led by the College Chaplaincy team.  Ryan Wain, the President of KCLSU, representing the student body, will give the first Bible reading (1 Corinthians 2: 1-7. 12-13), and Professor Rick Trainor, the Principal, will give the second reading (John 16: 7-15).

King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has nearly 23,000 students (of whom more than 8,600 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries, and some 5,500 employees.

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