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University Public Worship
Memorial Church has historically been an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University since the church was dedicated in 1903. It is open to anyone, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey. Please join us at University Public Worship, Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in this spectacular and sacred venue.
The Rev. Matthew R. Dutton-Gillett will be preaching.
The Rev. Matthew R. Dutton-Gillett has served as Rector of Trinity Church in Menlo Park, an Episcopal Community, since 2009. Prior to coming to Menlo Park, he served Episcopal churches in Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate education at Michigan State University’s James Madison College in International Relations, concentrating in Soviet and East European Affairs. He went on to earn the Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Matthew believes that the essence of the Christian journey is transformation in our own lives, and in the lives of the communities and systems of which we are a part, a transformation that deepens our compassion for and connection to all people, and for our planet. He has been profoundly influenced by the work of Rene Girard and James Alison, and the way this work transforms our understanding of God’s relationship with the violence that is often attributed to God in the Bible. He is currently working on a book on the nature of the Christian journey.