Shaping debate on religion in public life.


We connect clergy, church workers, community activists and policy-makers with accomplished academics, to learn from one another.

We organise inclusive, engaging and interactive events throughout the country.

And if you can’t make it, we try to record and share the highlights.


Selected Past Events

In March 2015 Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, presented the inaugural William Temple Foundation annual lecture to a 130-strong audience at Leeds Civic Hall.

In November 2014 we commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Archbishop William Temple with  ‘Reclaiming the Public Space’ at the People’s History Museum, Manchester..




Past Events

Tuesday 18th October, 2016
The third event in the Faith & Flourishing Neighbourhoods Network series, ‘Community, What Community?’ The event title is Re-imagining Community: What are the future possibilities for community and neighbourhood? and will be hosted in Birmingham.

Thursday 20th October, 2016
Chris Baker will offer the keynote speech at Curating Spaces of Hope: Finding Common Cause in Disconnected Communities, held at St. Thomas Church, Stockport. Find out more >>

Wednesday 26th October, 2016 
The 2nd William Temple Foundation Annual Lecture
The Right Reverend Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport
“Gender and sustainable transformation: exploring the difference women make in society”
Find out more and book free tickets >>



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