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Diversity and commonality

Take heart that God’s call to each of us is to voice God’s presence and urging through our particular voices and in our particular circumstances...

02/09/2019
Diversity and commonality

Introducing the Revd Jennifer Brown as Director of Training

The College of Preachers is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Jennifer Brown as our new Director of Training.

30/08/2019
Introducing the Revd Jennifer Brown as Director of Training

Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

Download the Trustees' Report for 2018. 

30/08/2019
Report of the Trustees for the Year Ended 31 December 2018

Women’s Voices 2019: Women Preachers, Women Hearers

This year sees the fifth Women’s Voices day conference, originally launched by The College of Preachers in The Preacher and a sell-out each year!

02/08/2019
Women’s Voices 2019: Women Preachers, Women Hearers

Differing voices

A woman involved in a car crash is 47 percent more likely than a man to suffer serious injuries according to the journalist and campaigner, Caroline Criado Perez. She makes a strong case that this horrifying statistic is a consequence of car design...

28/05/2019
Differing voices

Vacancy: Director of Training

This post offers a rewarding opportunity for a person who is passionate about preaching and equipping preachers, to make a national contribution to the preaching ministry.

Find out more >

16/05/2019
Vacancy: Director of Training

Knowing a loved one

‘He unrolled the scroll and found the place …’ is a phrase from Luke’s Gospel (4:17) that I treasure. Whatever else we should take from the story of Jesus in his hometown synagogue, I’m sure we are meant to notice his evident familiarity with the text...

01/03/2019
Knowing a loved one

Resurrection Now

In a poll commissioned by BBC Religion and Ethics a couple of years ago, around a quarter of people who identified as Christians said they did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus...

03/12/2018
Resurrection Now

Homiletics Symposium 2019

Calling all teachers and researchers of preaching

The Symposium brings together researchers and educators in the field of homiletics to hear about innovative practice and new findings. It provides a blend of invited speakers with the opportunity for new teachers and researchers to submit papers.

15/11/2018
Homiletics Symposium 2019

Would you like to write for The Preacher?

With the practical work of preachers always in mind, The Preacher is eager to recruit more practitioners to its bank of writers.

We are looking for sermon writers, reviewers, and occasional article contributors.

15/11/2018
Would you like to write for The Preacher?

Only Connect

Have you noticed how carefully radio and TV presenters of magazine shows link different items together?

The topics being considered may be diverse but somehow the presenter manages to link them together. By an artful comment, a careful recapitulation, or a humorous retort, the show-host moves things along, creating a pleasing sense of coherence and flow...

10/09/2018
Only Connect

In Defence of Preaching

The worth of preaching isn’t, of course, to be measured solely in terms of whether it is remembered. Neither is ‘being remembered’ the qualifying mark of an effective preacher.

Nevertheless, remembering, and the continued use of those memories, by the individuals concerned is an indicator of the value of preaching...

01/06/2018
In Defence of Preaching

Headlining

It’s not often that the sermon as sermon makes the news but it has this week.

The respected Radio Four news show PM broadcast an excerpt of Martin Luther King’s last speech to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Nothing unusual there, you might think. But at more than eight minutes long, the excerpt was certainly not soundbite radio...

09/04/2018
Headlining

A new look for The Preacher

Saint Augustine urged preachers to vary the style in which they spoke. He suggested that the force of our words should alternate like the waves of the sea.

The preacher has to judge what style will speak most effectively to particular listeners, and what style is best suited to the topic...

23/02/2018
A new look for The Preacher

Major changes to The College of Preachers

We are delighted to be able to update you, on behalf of the Chair of the College, Bishop Stephen Cottrell and the Executive, on major changes to The College of Preachers...

31/12/2017
Major changes to The College of Preachers