The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

The Cathedral Welcomes John Philip Newell

Dean Sam Candler and the Cathedral of St. Philip welcome the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell this weekend. The Rev. Dr. Newell, renowned spirituality teacher, will speak at three events:


Saturday, October 29  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2016 Spirituality Conference

Listening for the Heartbeat of God: The Vision and Practice of Celtic Spirituality

$60/person or $55/person for groups of 4+
Tickets and more info:


Sunday, October 30  |  10:10 a.m.

The Dean's Forum in Child Hall


Sunday, October 30  |  8:45 and 11:15 a.m.

Preaching in the Cathedral


The Rev. Dr. Newell is an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland and one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world. Formerly warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he now divides his time between Edinburgh, where he does most of his writing, and traveling and teaching internationally. In 2011 he received the first-ever Contemplative Voices Award from the Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C., in recognition of his work in spirituality and peacemaking. He has authored over 15 books,  most recently The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings. He is the co-founder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth’s Wellbeing (, a scholarship-awarding foundation committed to enabling the articulation of earth-honoring spirituality, the pursuit of interfaith relationship, and the practice of contemplation and action.