C.S. Lewis Jubilee Festival – September 19th-22nd

Posted by on August 28, 2013

If you’re lucky enough to be in the Oxford area in late September, please check out Holy Trinity Church’s C.S. Lewis Jubilee Festival commemorating the 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s death.

The Festival launches with a talk by Professor Alister McGrath who has recently published a biography on Lewis. There will also be guided walks around C.S. Lewis’s Headington where he lived for over 40 years, tours of the church and the churchyard, family activities with a Narnia theme, and the premiere of a new play “Through the Wardrobe Door – the life of C S Lewis” which intertwines extracts from the Narnia tales with stories from his life and letters. On Sunday 22 September the main church services at Holy Trinity will have a Lewis theme, where the evening service will be preached by Bishop of Oxford Rev John Pritchard as a final celebration.

The C.S. Lewis Jubilee Festival runs from Thursday 19 September to Sunday 22 September 2013. Full details of the program are on the dedicated website www.cslewisjubileefestival.org, where tickets to the event may also be purchased.

2 Responses to C.S. Lewis Jubilee Festival – September 19th-22nd

  1. Kay Hawkins

    Absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the walk round Headington to see the places connected with C.S.Lewis. I grew up there, and went to Holy Trinity as a teenager at the time C.S.Lewis was there, yet learnt all sorts of things that I hadn’t known before.
    Excellent leader too. Are these walks repeated at other times?

    • cslewisfoundation

      Hello Kay,

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed the walks! However, the C.S. Lewis Foundation only offers tours of Lewis’s former home The Kilns and resources for a self-guided C.S. Lewis walking tour of Oxford. You can find information on the self-guided tour by following this link on our website: http://www.cslewis.org/resource/walkguide/

      I believe that other tour companies do C.S. Lewis related tours in Oxford; however, I believe that you will need to get in touch with Holy Trinity Church for that information.

      Please email me at mchowell@cslewis.org if you have any further inquiries.

      Thank you for your comment, and have a blessed day!

      Mary Carol Howell