Home page of Helen Oppenheimer

Address: Lady Oppenheimer   L'Aiguillon  Grouville  Jersey  C.I.  JE3 9AP

Writer on philosophical theology and Christian ethics.

Born 1926; daughter of Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth, Bt and Lady (Laetitia) Lucas-Tooth, (née Findlay).

Married 1947 Sir Michael Oppenheimer Bt; three daughters; ten grandchildren.

Educated: Cheltenham Ladies' College and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (Scholar)

1st cl. philosophy, politics and economics, 1947

M.A. B.Phil, (Oxon); D.D. (Lambeth), 1993.

Taught ethics at Cuddesdon Theological College, 1964-1969.


Member of:-  A group appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury 1964 to consider the

       Church and the law of divorce  Report: Putting     asunder SPCK 1966

A commission appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury 1968 to prepare a statement on

       the Christian doctrine of marriage (The Root Commission)  Report: Marriage, divorce

       and the church  SPCK 1971

ACCM working party 1972  Report: Teaching Christian ethics: an approach  SCM Press 1974

C.of E. working party 1978-82 on Education in personal relation­ships (Chair)

A working party established by the Standing Committee of the General Synod  1985

Report: An honourable estate  The doctrine of marriage according to English law: the obligation of the Church to perform marriages  Church House Publishing 1988

The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission 1981-5  Report: For the sake of

       the kingdom: God's church and the new creation  Anglican Consultative Council 1986

Lectures:- John Coffin Memorial Lecture, University of London , on ‘The character of

                        Christian  ethics',  1977  

       Inaugural lecture, Mary Sumner lectures, on ‘Fidelity', 1978

       Pastoral theology lectures, University of Durham, on ‘Flourishing and fulfilment', 


Preached the University sermon in Oxford, 1979;  and in Cambridge, 1988        

Click here to see a bibliography of my published academic work
Click here to move to home page of J.R. Lucas