Highgate Theology and Fellowship Group

Epiphany 2017

Poets, Christian Faith and Highgate

The talks will take place as follows: -

Tuesday 17th January - T.S. Eliot’s troubled spiritual journey - Dr Roger Kojeck   

Tuesday 31st January - Gerard Manley Hopkins - Dr Nicholas Sagovsky

Tuesday 14th February - John Betjeman - Mr Lance Pierson

Tuesday 21st February - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ‘Sage of Highgate’
- Dr Nicholas Sagovsky

This is a series of talks on eminent poets having links with Highgate and whose religious beliefs  were  both a profound force in their lives and which have influenced Christian thinking in their time and now.
The poet with perhaps the most well-known connection to St Michael’s church is Coleridge who is buried here and who lived at 3 The Grove.  It is 200 years since he finished his major prose work, the Biographia Literaria, a volume of autobiographical notes, the Lay Sermon and the Sibylline Leaves.
We are privileged to have speakers who are not only specialist in their field of poetry but also in theology and look forward to a stimulating series of talks. Whilst these are a series, each talk will stand alone. Time for discussion will be included in each session.

All talks take place in St Michael’s Church Parish Hall Highgate, South Grove, N6 6BJ at 10:45am for an 11:00 am start finishing around 12:30pm  


Everyone is welcome to attend all or some of these ecumenical meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact The Revd Robert Willoughby at:

or through the parish office on 020 8340 7279