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College of Preachers Events

Our public events and seminars are open to preachers of all denominations. The list below also includes events run by partner organisations.

We also run private events for churches and dioceses. See Training for more information.

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2021 October

Preaching in Advent

Thursday 7 October, 09.30 | Holland House, Cropthorne, Worcestershire

Workshop leader: Revd Canon Roger Spiller

How can we make the Advent themes and readings come alive and speak to us today? The themes of Advent can stretch our credulity but can also address those ultimate issues that preoccupy us all. In this workshop, the Revd Canon Roger Spiller will look at how we can imaginatively approach the themes of the season in our preaching.

This half-day workshop will include input, discussion, working with texts, matching themes and sermon structures, drafting outlines and generally stimulating the imagination to excite us in our preaching ministry. Lunch will be provided.

The Revd Canon Roger Spiller is a theological educator and was previously Diocesan Director of Ministry for Coventry Diocese. He is currently the Chair of Trustees of the College of Preachers and has edited several editions of the 'Canterbury Preacher's Companion'.

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2021 November

Out of the Shadows: Preaching the Women of the Bible

20 November 2021, 10.00 | The Showroom Conference Centre, Lincoln

Workshop leader: Revd Dr Kate Bruce, Anglican Priest and author.

From the Israelite women and Pharaoh's daughter saving the life of the infant Moses, the heroic Deborah and Judith of Judges, and Esther in the Hebrew scriptures, to the more than 25 women mentioned by name in the New Testament, women are present and often play key roles in the events recorded in the Bible. So why don't we hear about them very often in sermons? What difference would it make to our understanding of the Church and the relationship between God and his people if the women of the Bible featured more in our preaching?

In this workshop, the Revd Kate Bruce, author of Igniting the Heart and (with Liz Shercliff) Out of the Shadows: preaching the women of the Bible will explore why and how to preach about the women of the Bible and their stories.

Ticket prices (includes lunch): general, £35; ministry student, £30

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Northwest Preaching Conference

Friday 11 February 2022, 9:00-16:30 | Nazarene Theological College, Didsbury

Run by Nazarene Theological College

Theme: The Present Preacher

Cost: £15 incl. lunch

For more information, contact Nazarene Theological College,