Welcome to The College of Preachers' website. If you're a preacher, do you know that we exist to help you with your preaching ministry? This website contains many suggestions as to how we can do that, so why not hang around and 'surf' for a while?
You could start by reading about our quarterly magazine The Preacher, that provides sermon suggestions for every Sunday and red-letter day in the quarter. The latest edition, pictured, contains ideas for April, May and June, 2013 and, as you can see, is titled "Igniting the Spark". This is of course a great title for the Pentecost season, but you need to open the magazine to understand the full significance. The magazine also contains feature articles of interest to preachers; book reviews; news from the College; and dates for your diary.
God's Story ...
Then you could browse our diary page, to see what training events are planned near where you live. For example we have just announced training days to be held in Goring by Sea, Norwich and Hereford. But do act fast, because some of our events sell out early. For example, our last major event was sold out: that was our day conference "God's Story: Our Story" held in Coventry last month.
... Our Story
There was, however, as with all College events, input from a much wider ecumenical base. In one afternoon session, for example, Rev. Canon Roger Spiller, former Director of Ordinands for the Anglican Diocese of Coventry, chaired a panel discussion on the theme "Transforming stories" - with a very diverse panel! And immediately after lunch there was a Lectio Divina exercise in which everyone had the chance to take part.
If you missed out on attending God's Story: Our Story you will be able to read a full report on the event, with photos, in the next edition of The Preacher. Do also keep a lookout for future events like it in our diary.
Let's go shopping
Our online shop is the place to go if you'd like to join the College (by subscribing to The Preacher), or purchase two other popular publications from the College: the booklets "What did you Make of your Sermon" and "How to Listen to Sermons". These same items are also offered for sale at all College events. Prices are shown below.
And please note that everything we sell is sold in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of Business:
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