The Rev. Canon Andrew White spoke Sunday at Holy Trinity Clapham, London. Canon White, often called the vicar of Baghdad, is chaplain of St. George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, which he has led since 1998.
If Clapham evokes thoughts of of William Wilberforce’s abolitionist crusade, that’s no coincidence, as Holy Trinity’s About Us page notes:
Holy Trinity Clapham opened for worship in 1776. The church is most famously associated with William Wilberforce and the group of friends known to history as “the Clapham Sect.” They lived around Clapham Common and worshipped in this church as they campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade, and the spiritual and moral reformation of the nation. We look back with great thankfulness and wonder for all that has taken place in and through Holy Trinity. However, we also look outwards and forwards as we look to what God is doing, and will do, through us today.
A video of Canon White’s remarks follows.
Biretta tip: TitusOneNine.