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Joanna Collicutt
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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 If you have a festival ticket and can no longer attend please contact no later than 1 September.


Tickets to the Monday evening dinner 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

Nadia Bolz-Weber
Joanna Collicutt
Kate Bruce
Martyn Percy
Jessica Martin
Fri 18 Aug @ 11:19
Quick reminder - if you've bought tickets to any festival dinners/lunches please take a minute choose a menu