Lucy Winkett

Lucy Winkett

Living to work or working to live?

Session Overview

Lucy Winkett, a priest in the Church of England, will explore the purpose of work and how the culture of our working environment can be developed to add not just value but meaning to your team.  Bringing your whole self to work has become a cliche, but what could that mean in practice, given that a huge proportion of our waking hours are spent working. Do we work to live or live to work?

Speaker's biography

Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Church Piccadilly and a writer and broadcaster.

She was one of the first generation of women to be ordained in the Church of England, working in Manor Park, Newham before becoming the first woman priest appointed at St Paul’s Cathedral, later becoming Canon Precentor.

She is much in demand as a speaker on interfaith, gender and political issues, is a long-standing contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and is a regular guest on Radio 3.

She was a founding advisor for the public theology think tank “Theos” and the co-founder of “Leading Women”, a national development programme for women clergy.

She is a Governor of The Queen’s Theological Foundation in Birmingham and a trustee of the National Churches Trust.

Her book “Our Sound is Our Wound” (Continuum 2010) was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book.

In 2014, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Winchester University and has a book coming out in 2019 on the subject of forgiveness in both private and public life, published by SPCK.