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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 May

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

8 May 2021, 10.30 | via Zoom

Workshop leader: Canon Victoria Johnson, Precentor, York Minster.

Vicky has taught liturgical studies and preaching to ordinands and curates across the North West, was a Trustee of the College of Preachers and remains a tutor. She has contributed regularly to the Preacher’s Companion and most recently wrote about the transformative power of preaching in ‘Holy Attention-Preaching in Today’s Church’, (2019), Edited by Frances Ward and Richard Sudworth.

This workshop will explore the power of preaching to transform us in season and out of season, and reflecting on how we, as preachers, can make ordinary time preaching extraordinary by weaving our preaching into the liturgy, being attentive to scripture, and open to creativity and transformation.

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

To book please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-ordinary-extraordinary-a-preaching-workshop-tickets-141734556875. When prompted, please enter the password Preach805

2021 June

Establishing Patterns for Good Preaching

Wednesday 2 June, 10.00-12.30 | via Zoom

Workshop Leader: Revd Canon Roger Spiller, Chair of Trustees of the College of Preachers and theological educator.
This workshop is aimed at those who have recently begun their ministry of preaching, whether lay or ordained, and those in training for ministry. The workshop will identify disciplines that support the preaching ministry, reframe our studies in biblical theology, assist us to develop a varied approach to preaching and keep us inwardly refreshed.
 
Ticket price: £5
 

Intercultural Preaching Workshop

Saturday 5 June, 10.30 | via Zoom

Are we aware of how our own cultural experiences and worldview affect our reading of the Bible and our preaching? It is all too easy to fall into thinking that our experience is 'normal' and shared by everyone. But in reality, our experiences and understanding of the world are shaped by many factors, including race, socio-economic status, gender, denomination, and theology.

Only when we take time to hear and understand one another's cultural experiences and viewpoint can we truly recognise that we are part of a diverse global Church and unlock the wisdom that exists within the whole company of Christ.

This workshop will help us develop practices that allow us to recognise our own cultural biases and hear the voices of those with other cultural experiences to inform our preaching.

Ticket prices: general, £10; ministry student, £7

To book please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intercultural-preaching-a-preaching-workshop-tickets-144475121979. When prompted, please enter the password Preach506.

2021 September

Preaching on the Environmental Crisis

Wednesday 1 September, 10.30 | via Zoom

A workshop with the Revd Paul Johns, Methodist Minister.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and, indeed, other species. As Christians, our response needs to be rooted both in the facts of climate science and also what the Bible teaches about humanity's role in caring for the planet and our fellow creatures. This workshop, led by Revd Paul Johns, will help us understand how to use relevant biblical texts to develop sermons about the climate crisis that take us beyond the facts & figures and into a theology of creation care.

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

Tickets available from mid-June. To book please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preaching-on-the-environmental-crisis-tickets-153777036255. When prompted, please enter the password Preach109

 

Suffering, Science, and Preaching a Theology of Hope

Wednesday 8 September, 10.30 | via Zoom

With the Revd Jennifer Brown, Director of Training for the College of Preachers and former Science Missioner.

How can science help us understand suffering? Can science offer a way through which we can explore the perennial question of why God allows suffering? And how do we speak of hope in the midst of suffering? This workshop will explore how we can use insights from science in our preaching both to help people engage with questions around suffering and to offer a theology of hope.

The Revd Jennifer Brown is Director of Training for the College of Preachers and a Theological Educator. She has worked as Science Missioner in the Oxford Diocese and is Secretary of the Science and Religion Forum.

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

To book please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suffering-science-and-preaching-a-theology-of-hope-a-preaching-workshop-tickets-148770395257. When prompted, please enter the password Preach809

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 day-long 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'.

Ticket prices: general, £35; ministry student, £25

To book please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preaching-in-advent-a-preaching-workshop-tickets-148751175771.