Religious Life, Charism & Change

New Monsticism and Ecclesial Movements

Classical religious life both in the Catholic and Anglican church has undergone major structural change and diminishment in recent years, while the founding charisms are being adapted for new forms of living. New communities with distinctly different aims and structures are emerging including New Monasticism within the Anglican tradition. What is the Spirit saying to the churches? (Rev.2:7). This conference, organized by the Religious Life Institute at Heythrop, will explore the nature of charism and reflect on the significance of structural change and the emergence of new communities in relation to classical religious life.

Keynote address from Rev. Ian Mobsby

Ian Mobsby is an Anglican priest, a writer, speaker, missioner and enthusiast of New Monasticism. Currently a Mission Enabler in the Diocese of Southwark, serving in St Luke Camberwell in Peckham, he is a founding member of Moot, a New Monastic community in Central London, and a Trustee of the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.

Facilitated by Dr. Martin Poulsom SDB and Dr. Gemma Simmonds CJ

Martin Poulsom and Gemma Simmonds are Roman Catholic religious of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Congregation of Jesus respectively.  They are theologians and members of the Religious Life Institute at Heythrop College, University of London


Cost: £15.00, £5.00 for Heythrop alumni.

Pre-booking is essential - Book now

Refreshments: Coffee & tea provided, please bring your own lunch

Contact Name: Annabel Clarkson. Email:

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 09:30
Heythrop College
23 Kensington Square
W8 5HN
United Kingdom