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Paula Gooder
Joanna Collicutt
Doug Gay
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Malcolm Guite
Timothy Radcliffe

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

Joanna Collicutt
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Kate Bruce
Paula Gooder
Stephen Cottrell
Tue 20 Jun @ 08:47
RT @ChurchTimesPow! Wham! Beware sermon illustrations that come too easily to hand, argues Andrew Hayes