York Minster Advent Webinar Series: Stories from the Great East Window

York Minster is hosting a webinar series that focuses on the Great East Window--the renowned medieval masterpiece created by John Thornton in the 15th century.

Each week, a different speaker will take one panel of the window to explore the traditional Advent themes of Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell--known as The Four Last Things--challenging contemporary views of the Advent and Christmas season.

Broadcast live, each speaker will give a short presentation, followed by discussion and Q&A online.

Topic and speaker

Professor John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology & Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen will speak on the topic of Death.

For more than a decade, John worked as a registered mental health nurse. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital and community mental health Chaplain alongside of people with severe mental health challenges who were moving from the hospital into the community.

In 2004, he founded the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. The Centre aims to enable academics, researchers, practitioners and educators to work together to develop innovative and creative research projects and teaching initiatives within the areas of spirituality, health and healing, the significance of the spiritual dimension for contemporary healthcare practices and the theology of disability.

He has published widely within the area of mental health, dementia, disability theology, spirituality and healthcare, qualitative research and pastoral care. John is the author of a number of monographs, including Dementia: Living in the memories of God for which he won the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ramsey Prize for excellence in theological writing.

How to register

Access to this webinar series is by free booked ticket via the York Minster website.