‘Don’t forget your place’: Conversations about land, living, stories, and stone

Authors Azariah France-Williams (Ghost Ship) and Renie Chow Choy (Ancestral Feeling) discuss place and heritage


Chair: Guli Francis-Dehqani


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11.30am Saturday 25 February 2023


Azariah France-Williams

Fr. Azariah France-Williams is Rector of Ascension Church Hulme, which is a member of the HeartEdge Network. He is a broadcaster with BBC Radio who contributes to Pause for Thought as well as the Daily Service.

Azariah is the author of Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England, published by SCM Press. Azariah is a Visiting Scholar with Sarum College in Salisbury. Azariah co-hosts the podcast (G)race with Revd Winnie Varghese, an Episcopalian priest serving in Atlanta, Georgia.

Renie Chow Choy

Dr Renie Chow Choy works at St Paul's Cathedral as Community Engagement Manager for historic collections. She is also Associate Lecturer of Church History at Westcott House in Cambridge, and was previously Lecturer of Church History at St Mellitus College.

She is the author of Ancestral Feeling: Postcolonial Thoughts on Western Christian Heritage (SCM) and a research monograph on early medieval monasticism entitled Intercessory Prayer and the Monastic Ideal in the Time of the Carolingian Reforms (Oxford University Press).

Dr Choy recently led a participatory heritage project on London’s iconic churches, and sits on several committees responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the Church of England’s historic buildings.


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