Paula Gooder
Kate Bruce
Anna Carter Florence
Margaret Whipp
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Brian D. McLaren

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.


Thank you

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2019 Festival of Preaching - our inspiring speakers, wonderful delegates, great sponsors, and the fantastic venue & AV staff! 

We look forward to revisiting the thought-provoking worship, lectures and seminars through audio recordings. These will be available to order soon - make sure you're signed up to our mailing list to be the first to know > 


Save the date

12th – 14th September, 2021


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."



Speakers 2019

Mark Oakley
Margaret Whipp
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Paula Gooder
Kate Bruce
Fri 11 Oct @ 12:23
RT @RevDanCrouchHugely excited that this has arrived. While it is not the same as being at the festival itself, I'm looking forward… https://t.co/X04yjZr266