TAKING the Christian message around the globe and considering in private will be the themes of two major talks at Blackburn Cathedral next month.

The ‘Temple Lectures’ will take place on Tuesdays September 2 and Tuesday September 9 at 7.30pm.

Named after Archbishop William Temple, the lectures are organised by the Cathedral on an occasional basis.

On September 2, Bishop Henry Scriven, the Church Mission Society’s Director for Latin America, will speak on ‘Church and Mission: Global and Local’.

On September 9, Ray Simpson, the Founding Guardian of the Community of St Aidan and St Hilda based on Holy Island, will talk about ‘Pilgrimage, Place and Hospitality’.

Rev Simpson is much sought after as a leader of retreats and giver of spiritual counsel.

Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson said: “The two lectures will be quite different, but they will help us all ponder further on two of the key priorities in our Christian life: mission and prayer.”

Bishop Henry Scriven has served in Argentina, in Madrid as a suffragan bishop and in the United States.

Both speakers will take questions.