Rev Professor Jenn Strawbridge, Associate Professor in New Testament Studies at Oxford University, will be installed as Canon Theologian at Blackburn Cathedral today.
Jenn will also deliver an inaugural lecture. All are welcome.
The Installation Service begins at 3.30pm and her lecture will follow at 4.30pm.
Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, said: "It is with great delight that we look forward to welcoming the Rev. Professor Jenn Strawbridge (pictured) as the new Canon Theologian at Blackburn Cathedral.
"Jenn delivered three excellent Bible readings at our Diocesan conference 'The Mystery of Faith' in November 2018 which prompted a number in the Diocese to wonder whether she could be approached to fulfil the role; so i was delighted when she accepted my offer.
"Jenn currently is Associate Professor in New Testament Studies at Oxford University based at Mansfield College and continues in that important role.
"The Diocese is very grateful that she is willing to hold this role for us and deliver an annual lecture in the Cathedral."
Ronnie Semley, November 2019