Dean's Forums

Dean Dominic Barrington and guest presenters lead Bible studies and forums on issues of faith and public life on most Sundays during the program year at 10 a.m. in Kyle's Place Gallery. 

Beginning on Advent Sunday, we will hear the Good News of Jesus each week from the gospel according to Matthew. In anticipation, the Dean’s Forum series this fall is "Discovering Matthew." The series will explore the gospel, discovering some of the writer's values and motivations set in the context. After that, most sessions will concentrate on two or three chapters, building a picture of this particular account of the life and ministry of Jesus.


Sep. 8 Messengers of Grace: An Introduction to the Fall
Sep. 15 Meeting the Winged Man: Getting to know Matthew’s gospel
Sep. 22 Rediscover Sunday Party for all members of St. James Cathedral and their guests
Sep. 29 Looking Evil in the Eye: reflections on a visit to Auschwitz by Dean Dominic Barrington

Oct. 6 Playing golf in a Cathedral: The Ministry of English Cathedrals by the Very Rev. Philip Hesketh
Oct. 13 Chicago Marathon Sunday: NO FORUM
Oct. 20 Matthew 1 and 2: Who begat who?
Oct. 27 Heart, Soul and Mind: Engaging Matthew with Imagination by the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, SSW

Nov. 3 All Saints Day: NO FORUM
Nov. 10 Matthew 3: As I Went Down to the River
Nov. 17 Matthew 4: Being Tempted
Nov. 24 Matthew 5 through 7: Standing on the Mountain

Dec. 1 First Sunday of Advent: NO FORUM
Dec. 8 Parent's Meeting with Director of Children's Ministries Alison Barrington
Dec. 15 Matthew 9 and 10: Being Called and Sent