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Timothy Radcliffe OP
Doug Gay
Joanna Collicutt
Paula Gooder
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Stephen Cottrell

Thank you

Our huge thanks to everyone who has made the Festival possible:


- our fabulous speakers for their inspirational contributions


- our generous sponsors: SPCK, Watts & Co., Preach Magazine, Ecclesiastical, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Lightline Pilgrimages and Roots


- the amazing teams at Christ Church and St Aldates


- and to everyone who came


Recorded talks

A USB stick featuring 11 talks from the 2017 festival is now available to order from Church House Bookshop: Festival of Preaching recorded talks


You can also watch the two sessions broadcast online: Stephen Cottrell on the craft of preaching and Sam Wells on turning a decent sermon into a wonderful one.


Find seminar notes and liturgy from our worship sessions on the resources page.


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Save the date

The Festival of Preaching will be back: 8-10 September 2019, at Christ Church.



About the Festival

The Festival of Preaching aims to inspire, nurture and celebrate all who are called to proclaim the gospel today.


Featuring outstanding speakers from across the Christian church, it offers a stimulating and varied programme of worship, lectures and workshops in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Oxford.

Speakers 2017

Doug Gay
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Timothy Radcliffe OP
Mark Oakley
Joanna Collicutt
Tue 26 Sep @ 13:42
You can also listen to one festival talk - Paula Gooder's "Nasty surprises in the lectionary" - on the @ChurchTimes…