“We need to stress that the Church is a Divine society with a life-style which is quite contrary to the values which govern western society at the present time, for it is based on sharing. The Eucharistic life, in which people are treated on absolute equality and in which they share, and become, the Body of Christ, is totally at variance with the way our society treats people.”
So wrote Ken Leech in his engaging and hard hitting booklet Action for Revival. Over the next few months here at St Chrysostom’s Church we’re publishing a series of booklets – Olympias Tracts. The booklets aim to present writings of the past and present on Anglo Catholic themes fitting in with our ethos and relevant to the church and world today.
We’re delighted that Fr Ken’s leaflet Action for Revival is the first of the series and is now available.
Fr Ken was a prolific author and many of his books remain in print. He also wrote a great number of articles and leaflets, many to address specific issues of the day. Action for Revival, long out of print, presents the key themes of his ministry and teaching in a straightforward, accessible and direct way.
Ken wrote this leaflet as a challenge to renewal in a church which, he said, was moving away from its main purpose – prayer, pastoral care and social challenge. The themes he presents here are clearly put and were to be developed at greater length in his books.
The booklet was specifically produced for the Ken Leech Memorial lecture delivered by Canon Mark Oakley on November 5th 2019, sponsored by St Chrysostom’s at Luther King House. It serves as a stimulating introduction and reminder of Ken’s thought and challenge to the Church today.
Copies are available £2 from church, or by post. Click: Olympias Tracts information for details on how to order.