The 39th Annual
Wednesday, June 26 (evening)
to Saturday, June 29 (noon), 2019
St. Peter's Cathedral
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
"Upon this Rock":
St. Peter in the Scriptures and Christian Tradition,
and in the life of the Church
The 2019 Conference will be held at St. Peter's Cathedral, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Conference sessions will take place in the Cathedral Hall, while all worship services connected with the conference will be held in St. Peter's Cathedral.
This year's Conference will have the title "Upon this Rock". The Conference will be built around various Scripture verses from the life of St. Peter. The conference coincides with St. Peter's Cathedral's 150th Anniversary celebrations.
Founded in 1981, the Atlantic Theological Conference brings together people from all walks of life to hear papers and participate in discussions on issues of enduring theological importance.
The Atlantic Theological Conference has no official church sponsorship and is funded through registration fees and individual donations. For those attending the entire conference, a $60 registration fee is applicable. Those intending to attend individual sessions are asked to pay $10 per session. Those who attend only one session may attend for free, but are asked to contribute a donation towards the cost of the conference. Students are welcome to attend all sessions for free. All participants are asked to register.
For additional information about the conference, or if you have any questions, general e-mail inquiries may be directed to St. Peter Publications at [email protected].
Those attending the conference who may be interested in purchasing a ticket for the Lobster Dinner on Thursday June 27, please see this link.
The following information gives details on the schedule & papers
for the 2019 Atlantic Theological Conference:
The 2019 ConferenceWednesday, June 26
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Registration (in the Cathedral Hall)
5:00 p.m. Evensong (in the Cathedral)
7:30 p.m. First Paper:
"Thou art Peter" (Matthew 16:18):
St. Peter in the Scriptures and the Church Fathers
- The Rt. Rev'd Dr. Stephen Andrews, Principal, Wycliffe College, Toronto, and Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Thursday morning June 27
10:00 a.m. Second Paper:
"Simon, son of John, do you love me?" (John 21:15):
Nurturing ascetic virtue in the Church
- Virginia Wilmhoff, BTh (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), MA (University of Manchester), MA (Atlantic School of Theology)
- Benjamin Lee, MA (Dalhousie University), Recently ordained deacon, Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Thursday 5:30 p.m - Lobster Dinner
Lobster Dinner in Parish Hall. Tickets ($25) available for purchase by conference attendees.
Please see details here.
Thursday evening June 27
7:30 p.m. Third Paper:
"Partakers of the Divine Nature" (2 Peter 1:4): The Faith of St. Peter in
Richard Hooker's Lawes and Sermons
- Peter Bullerwell, MA (Dalhousie University), Doctoral candidate (McGill University)
- Madelaine Wheeler, Post-baccalaureate certificate in Classics (University of California), MA student (Dalhousie University)
Friday morning, June 28
10 a.m. Fourth Paper:
"When [Peter] thought thereon, he wept" (Mark 14:72): The Church at the end of time
- Professor Alan Hall, MA (Toronto), Professor at St. Thomas' University, Fredericton, N.B.
- Matthew Vanderkwaak, MA (Dalhousie University)
Friday evening, June 28
7:00 p.m. Conference Eucharist - Solemn Eucharist, St. Peter's Cathedral
Eve of the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
150th Anniversary of St. Peter's Cathedral
Sermon: The Rt. Rev'd Anthony Burton, Rector of Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas;
Former Bishop of Saskatchewan
Saturday morning June 29
10:00 a.m. Fifth Paper:
"That they all may be one" (John 17: 21): The various 'churches' in ecumenical dialogue,
especially the role of the Anglican Communion in ecumenical dialogue
- The Rev'd Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, MTh (Trinity College, Toronto),
Former Director for Unity Faith and Order, Anglican Communion; Past President Canadian Council of Churches
A Conference Summary will be given by The Rev'd Dr. Thomas Curran
The Conference concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Note about services of worship during the Conference: The principal service of worship will be the Solemn Eucharist on Friday evening at 7 p.m. There will also be opportunities for conference participants to attend the daily offices of Matins and Evensong and the daily Eucharists at St. Peter's Cathedral.
FOR MORE INFORMATION / REGISTRATION
The Atlantic Theological Conference
P.O. Box 713
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 7L3 CANADA
Phone/Fax: 1 (902) 368-8442
E-mail: [email protected]
For those attending the entire conference, a $60 registration fee is applicable. Those intending to attend individual sessions are asked to pay $10 per session. Those who attend only one session may attend for free, but are asked to contribute a donation towards the cost of the conference. Students are welcome to attend all sessions for free. All participants are asked to register.
The conference takes place at the heart of the tourist season, so all participants are advised to book accommodation before arriving in Prince Edward Island. Those who request it on their Registration Form will receive information on accommodations in the Charlottetown area. If you would like further information including travel information, you may contact Tourism PEI directly at 1-800-463-4734, or via this website.
Contributions to defray the cost of the Conference are gratefully accepted. All donations are tax deductible. Please make all cheques payable to "The Atlantic Theological Conference / St. Peter Publications".
The Atlantic Theological Conference has no official church sponsorship and is funded only through registration fees and individual donations. Also, we acknowledge, with gratitude, annual support from the "Segelberg Trust".