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About the Festival

Tickets for the 2017 festival have now SOLD OUT. If you would like to join the waiting list for tickets please email


Tickets to the Festival dinners are still available - if you are coming to the festival you can book these here.


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. Topics will include:


- Nurturing the preacher’s soul
- The craft of preaching
- Making old words do new tricks
- The sacramentality of language
- The worst the lectionary can throw at you
- A week in the life of a preacher
- Preaching at baptisms, weddings and funerals 
- Genres of preaching
- The art of the five-minute homily
  and more.


In addition, enjoy listening to first rate preaching in the programme of daily worship. 

Speakers 2017

Stephen Cottrell
Mark Oakley
Jessica Martin
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Sandra Millar
Fri 21 Jul @ 10:00
@The_Tablet ...“If you can’t give people something to live by in [eight to 10 minutes], they’re not going to listen…