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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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2022 September

2022 Preaching Conference

Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 September 2022 | York St John University

In this two-day conference, we will explore through plenary talks and a series of workshops how preaching can be a pilgrimage - a holy journey - for both preacher and congregation.

The archbishop of York, the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell will be the keynote speaker. Following the plenary sessions on day 1, delegates will have the opportunity on day 2 to take part in workshops led by experienced preachers. These workshops will offer the chance to think about the different journeys we can take in and through our preaching.

Ticket prices:

Standard: £130

The Preacher subscriber: £115

Ministry student: £115

Accommodation charged separately, B&B: £56; room only: £48

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Preaching Farmed Animal Welfare

Saturday 17 September, 10.30 | on-line via Zoom 

Workshop leader: David Clough 

This workshop will explore the theological relevance of farmed animal welfare, the ethics, from a Christian perspective, of farming animals, and how we can include farmed animal welfare in our preaching. 

The workshop will be led by Professor David Clough. Professor Clough is Chair of Theology & Applied Sciences at Aberdeen University and was previously Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester. He is a Methodist Local Preacher, and the founder of CreatureKind and led the research that resulted in the 'Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare' policy framework. He is the author of several books, including the two-volume series, 'On Animals', which explores where animals belong in Christian theology and the implications for Christian ethics. 

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

Book tickets: When prompted, enter the password Preach917 

Preaching within the liturgy

Monday 19 September, 10.00 - 14.00 | Westminster College, Cambridge

Workshop leader: Revd Dr Cally Hammond

In this workshop, led by the Revd Dr Cally Hammond, we will explore how the sermon fits into the wider context of the liturgy and how the liturgy can be used as part of our preaching.

Dr Hammond is a Church of England priest and the Dean of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. She is the author of 'The Sound of the Liturgy'.

Ticket prices: general, £35; ministry student, £30. Ticket price includes lunch.

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2022 October

“Preach the Good News to all creation”: preaching to promote creation care

Saturday 1 October, 10.30 | on-line via Zoom 

Workshop leader: Jennifer Brown 

This workshop will explore the theology that underpins the notion that Christians have a duty as bearers of God's image to care for God's creation, and will consider ways in which we can make that theology accessible through our preaching. 

The Revd Jennifer Brown is Director of Training for the College of Preachers and a theological educator. She is currently researching a PhD in the Psychology of Religion with a focus on worship and morality. She is a trustee of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals and editor of their magazine, and an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.  

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

Book tickets: When prompted, enter the password Preach101