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.
How to Preach training day
24 October 2023
Join us for a very special one-day Festival of Preaching at St Martins-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square, London - a full day’s preaching masterclass with lectures, discussion, music and worship, plus an opportunity to ask your questions to some of today’s most well-known and respected preachers.
In-person tickets are sold out but livestream tickets are now available. If you're not able to join us live on the day a full recording of the event will be available for ticket holders to watch back later. Use the same link in your ticket to access the event recording.
The day will include a lecture by Sam Wells to mark the publication of his new book, How to Preach (Canterbury Press) and special guest talks from Steve Chalke, Otis Moss III and Lucy Winkett.
The day will also feature opening worship led by Richard Carter with the St Martin’s Voices and Great Sacred Music.
More details and livestream tickets >
Preaching in Perilous Times
6 April 2022
Find fresh wisdom for these challenging times at this pop-up online festival. See More >
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."