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

The Bishop of Hull, the Right Reverend  Alison White, will speak on the topic of Hell.

Alison White was brought up in London before pursuing her love of English literature, which she studied as an undergraduate in Durham. She subsequently went on to explore theology both in Durham and Leeds Universities. She was ordained in 1986 and then worked in the Diocese of Durham in parishes, then as Adviser in Local Mission, Director of Mission and Pastoral Studies at Cranmer Hall, and as Director of Ordinands. She was subsequently a member of the national Archbishops’ Springboard Team. Then in the Diocese of Peterborough, where she moved when her husband Frank was made Bishop of Brixworth in 2002, she served as Co-ordinator of Curates’ training and was an honorary Canon of the Cathedral.

Alison has served in a variety of roles on national Boards and committees, with a focus on vocation, spirituality and mission. She has combined work widely in teaching, spiritual direction, retreats and theological consultancy. In 2010 she and Frank moved to the Diocese of Newcastle where Alison served as Priest in Charge of St James’, Riding Mill and Diocesan Adviser in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. She was concurrently honorary Canon Theologian of Sheffield Cathedral. In 2015 she was appointed as Bishop of Hull. Alison has a fondness for time with friends, walking and bookshops.

How to register

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