Hello. This is the College of Preachers' website.
Whether you're a preacher or not, we welcome you warmly to these pages.
If you are a preacher though, and if this is your first visit to this website, may we tell you a little about ourselves whilst you're here?
We exist to help preachers with their ministry - through publications, events and training.
Our flagship product is our quarterly magazine The Preacher, with feature articles of interest to preachers; book reviews; and College news. The latest edition (pictured) also contains sermon suggestions for all Sundays from November 2016 to January 2017 (two each, based on different lections, for 13th November, 1st January and 29th January); plus two sermons for All Saints (1st November) and one each for All Souls (2nd November), Christmas Eve (24th December) and Epiphany (6th January). For further information about becoming a member of the College, which automatically gives you a subscription to this magazine as well as online access to back numbers, please click on the PUBLICATIONS menu at the top of the page.
Then, throughout the year you'll find us running major events for preachers in various parts of the country, lasting one or two days and comprising lectures, seminars and worship sessions. Recent events took place in St Albans, London and Chester. Also, from time to time we hold major residential conferences at The Hayes Conference Centre (pictured) in Derbyshire, the latest one taking place during September 2015. We usually sell tickets for our events via the shop page on this website; but act fast, because some sell out very quickly. For further information click on the EVENTS menu at the top of the page.
And our third major offering to preachers is that we can put on bespoke training events in your church, diocese, district or similar. Just tell us what topics you want training in, and we'll send one or more of our experienced tutors to your location to help you run your event. We have about thirty tutors, from varying traditions and denominations; and they live in different parts of the country; so we can meet a wide range of training needs. We publish a list of seminars we've offered before, but we're also open to your suggestions depending on need. For further information click on the TRAINING menu at the top of the page.
Feel free to browse.
When you've delved into the three main sections of our website, if your thirst for information about the College has not been fully satisfied, feel free to click on other menus at the top of each page to learn about such things as our history, latest news, and what people have been saying about us. We'd also like to draw your attention to our online shop. The items currently on sale are: 12 month membership (individual), £25; 12 month membership (overseas subscriber), £33; 12 month membership (student), £15; How Did Your Sermon Go?, 10 for £15; and How to Listen to Sermons, 10 for £15.
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