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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 February

Festival of Preaching: Preaching in Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Tuesday 9 February, 10.30-17.30 | via YouTube

From organisers of the Festival of Preaching: a one-day, online festival. A mix of short sermons, how-to sessions, music and poetry, we hope the day will inspire your preaching in these challenging times.

Speakers include: Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani, Mark Oakley, Sam Wells, Jane Williams, Luigi Gioia, and David Hoyle.

Tickets are £20, or £10 for The Preacher subscribers.

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How to Craft a Faithful Sermon

10 February 2021, 15.00-17.00 | via Zoom

Webinar Leader: Revd Prof Karoline Lewis, Professor and Marbury E Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, and Programme Director for the Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, and Programme Director for the Festival of Homiletics.

Good sermon writing involves bringing the text of the Bible into conversation with the life and experiences of our own congregation. But how can we be sure we're being faithful to scripture and not just saying what we want to say? This webinar will look at how to craft a sermon faithful to the message of scripture while also being relevant to life of the church and society today.

This event is being offered free of charge, but donations are invited to support the ongoing work of the College of Preachers. Suggested donation £5.

To book a place on this webinar, please visit

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Preaching on Mark's Gospel through Lent

17 February 2021, 10am | via Zoom

Workshop leader: Revd Dr Ian Paul. Dr Paul is a writer, blogger, and theologian. He is also the Managing Editor at Grove Books and ordained in the Church of England, currently ministering in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham.

How can we draw on Mark's portrayal of Jesus' temptation and passion to capture the essence of the season of Lent, share the Good News, and encourage congregations to faithful discipleship? In this workshop, we'll explore what Mark's Gospel says about Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness at the start of his ministry - those days echoed in the 40 days of Lent - together with the story of his passion and how we can retell this story in the context of our lives today to point people towards the hope and joy of Easter.

Ticket prices: general, £7; ministry student, £5

To book please visit

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