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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.

2019 May

Barbara Brown Taylor UK Tour

To celebrate the publication of her new book Holy Envy, American Episcopal priest and best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor is making a return visit to the UK this May.

Come and hear Barbara speak about the gifts, questions and paradoxes to be found in the unlikeliest of places - the faith of those we disagree with. 

Bristol | Friday 24 May
In conversation with David Hoyle. Bristol Cathedral, 6.30pm - 8.00pm.

Belfast | Sunday 26 May
In conversation with Pádraig Ó Tuama. Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, 7.00pm - 8.30pm.

Birmingham | Tuesday 28 May
In conversation with Paula Gooder. Bourneville Parish Church, 7.30pm - 9.00pm.

London | Thursday 30 May
Chaired by Paula Gooder. St Paul's Cathedral, 6.30pm - 8.00pm.


All four events are free to attend but spaces are limited.

Book free tickets online: 

2019 September

The Festival of Preaching

8-10 September 2019

The Festival of Preaching offers a stimulating programme of worship, lectures and workshops in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Oxford.

Speakers for 2019 include Brian McLaren, Anna Carter Florence, Kate Bruce and Nadim Nassar. In association with the Church Times and Canterbury Press. 

2019 November

Women’s Voices 2019: Women Preachers, Women Hearers

9 November 2019 | Foxhill House, Cheshire

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!

Deirdre Brower Latz will be the keynote speaker. Deirdre is Principal of Nazarene Theological College, Manchester.

Jenni Beaumont will present findings from her recent research on women’s sermons in cathedrals. Jenni is an active researcher in homiletics and is Assistant Curate at St Mary the Virgin, Davyhulme.

Liz Shercliff will launch her new book Preaching Women: Gender, Power and the Pulpit at the event. Liz is Reviews Editor of The Preacher and Director of Studies for Readers in the Diocese of Chester.


Saturday 9th November at Foxhill House and Woodlands, Tarvin Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6XB.

For booking information and more details email