Reverend Lucy Winkett

Rector of St James’s Piccadilly

Lucy Winkett photoLucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Piccadilly. She studied History at the University of Cambridge, Theology at the University of Birmingham and trained as a soprano at the Royal College of Music. She served her title in Manor Park, Newham before moving to St Paul’s Cathedral, the first woman to be appointed to the staff there. From 2003 she was Canon Precentor with particular responsibility for music and liturgy.

She is the author of the best selling Our Sound is our Wound (Continuum 2010) which was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book and she is a contributor toSeven Words for Seven Hours (DLT 2005) and Why I am Still an Anglican (Continuum 2006). She is a regular on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and broadcasts and writes on a wide range of issues relating religious practice and belief to culture and society of today.

She chairs the governors of an innovative Church of England Academy in North London and is a founding advisor to the public theology think tank "Theos". She is a judge for the 2011 Archbishop Ramsay Theology Prize at this year’s Hay on Wye Festival.

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