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 Temple Studies Group

Margaret Barker, Robin Griffith-Jones, Laurence Hemming, Susan Parsons and Geoffrey Rowell established a Temple Studies Group to convene symposia on Temple themes.

The Temple Studies Group promotes and enables study of the Temple in Jerusalem, believing that the world view, traditions, customs and symbolism of the Temple were formative influences on the development of Christianity. 

This is an ecumenical and international initiative, entirely self funding and dedicated to the development of scholarship in this field.



Temple Studies Group symposia begin with an introduction to one aspect of ancient Temple tradition, and then trace this into Christianity, to show how Temple teaching has been preserved in all branches of the Church. The symposia are normally convened once a year and are open to all. 

In addition to organising one day symposia, the Group will encourage advanced academic research and support occasional colloquia on Temple themes.


Linen exhibition

After two successful showings in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin and St Columbís Cathedral Londonderry, a Dutch version is being prepared to be shown in various locations in the Netherlands during the summer of 2015.

Summer School 2015

The third TSG Summer School "The Prophets of Israel", led by Dr Margaret Barker,  will be from 17-21 August 2015.  The venue is Borrowash Methodist Church Derbyshire, DE72 3HT.

The cost is £75.00 or £16.00 per day. Some bed and breakfast accommodation is available with local church families. Booking is essential, via this website.

Further details and the schedule from the 2013 week are available here.


Email: templestudiesgroup [at] hotmail.co.uk

(c) Temple Studies Group 2014