Martyn Percy
Sam Wells
Rachel Mann
Augustine Tanner-Ihm
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Anna Carter Florence

Welcome to the Festival of Preaching

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.


2020 Virtual Festival

Tuesday 29 September, 10am - 4.15pm

In a first for the Festival of Preaching, we will be holding a one-day online festival this September.  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: Mark Oakley, Sam Wells, Anna Carter Florence, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Martyn Percy, Joanna Collicutt, and Malcolm Guite.

Book tickets    > Ticket holders can watch the festival here



2021 Festival of Preaching

12-14 September 2021, Christ Church Oxford

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Listen again to the 2019 festival

You can revisit the thought-provoking worship, lectures and seminars through audio recordings. These are available now via Church House Bookshop >

Selected talks are also available to watch online.



A message to the festival from Walter Brueggemann

"We preachers have an opportunity to declare that there is another narrative out of which we can live our lives. It is a narrative of generosity, and freedom, and forgiveness, and hospitality, and justice. It is the narrative of the future, and I am very glad that we share it."





Sam Wells
Joanna Collicutt
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Martyn Percy
Rachel Mann
Fri 25 Sep @ 10:25
RT @RevRachelMannV excited about this. So many great speakers ... and me ... It’ll also be the first chance for me to test some thou… https://t.co/2Il9wckC7e