The main speaker at the Community Weekend was Vincent Strudwick. Vincent has been a monk, then priest and historical theologian in the Church of England for nearly 60 years, 25 in the faculty of theology of Oxford University. He is an Emeritus Fellow and Honorary Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and is Founding Director of the Oxford Summer School in Theology at Oxford. In 2009, he was awarded the Lambeth Doctorate for his scholarship and teaching ministry by Archbishop Rowan Williams. He is also a Contemplative Fire Companion, having been with the community since its birthing.