Diocese of York

Origins of Modern Spirituality: The Forgotten Anglican Innovators

This series will look at four Anglicans from the early 20th-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. Their work resonates with our own ‘spiritual but not religious’ age.


The 2017 series of four evening lectures will be held from 7pm to 8pm in Salisbury Cathedral with a seminar in Sarum College on Fri 5 May, 11am to 1pm.

  • Tuesday 25 April 2017

Percy Dearmer: The Sarum Rite, Art and ‘English Tradition’

  • Thursday 27 April 2017

Evelyn Underhill: Practical Mysticism and the Rise of Retreats

  • Tuesday 2 May 2017

Reginald Somerset Ward: Prayer and a Rule of Life

  • Thursday 4 May 2017

Rose Macaulay: “What a Heritage We Have. I Mean, We Anglicans”

  • Friday 5 May 2017

Seminar: Anglican Spirituality in a ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Age


Each lecture is £8 or £27 for the series of four. The seminar is £12. Overnight accommodation at Sarum College is available on a first-come, first-served basis.Those attending the lectures can stay B&B at Sarum College for the reduced price of £51 per night for a single en-suite room or £79 per night for a double/twin en-suite room. Booking enquiries: courses@sarum.ac.uk