The Second or Third Coming?

When we think of the history of the Church in the British Isles, it’s natural to focus on the most famous events and people: the murder of Thomas Becket, the building of our great cathedrals, Henry VIII and the Reformation and so on.  Not much attention is paid to the early struggles, how Christianity arrived on our shores and how it was actually practised. This lecture focuses on the earliest evidence of Christian traditions in Britain, follows St Columba in his exile to Iona and considers how St Augustine’s mission led to the greatest upheaval the Church in Britain has ever known.