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Resources include:

Session notes

Late Night Liturgy

9:45pm Sunday & 9:45pm Monday, Cathedral

Monday Morning Worship

9am Monday, St Aldates

Sam Wells: Good to Great

2pm Monday, St Aldates

Paula Gooder: Nasty Surprises in the Lectionary

8:30pm Monday, Cathedral

Kate Bruce: Preaching with Imagination

2pm Tuesday, St Aldates

Malcolm Guite: Preaching, Parables, and Poetry

4pm Tuesday, St Aldates

Joanna Collicutt: Nurturing the Preacher's Soul

4pm Tuesday, Christ Church

From the Church Times

Looking back to the future

Eschatology is an incentive to make sure we are on the right road, says Sam Wells

Preaching the Jesus you've met

Good preaching requires preachers to nourish themselves as well as their listeners, writes Frances Ward

Choosing heaven over hell

Melanie Marshall explores salvation in preaching

From the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

Preaching and hymns

In this brief essay, we will consider ways that hymns and preaching work together within worship to offer Christians opportunities to reflect theologically on the way of Jesus Christ in their lives, and to be moved, spiritually and emotionally, to respond to the claim of God on their lives with faithfulness. 

Books on preaching

Igniting the Heart

It has been said that the day of the sermon is over. Kate Bruce argues that the day of the poorly conceived, ill prepared, dull, disconnected, boring, irrelevant, authoritarian, yawn-inducing, patronizing, pontificating, pointless and badly delivered sermon, is indeed over.

SCM Studyguide: Preaching

This Study Guide provides an introduction to the practice of preaching. It is designed for people from various church traditions, in the early stages of ministerial formation.

Preaching Like a Woman

Susan Durber provides a step-by-step guide to approaching the Bible from a feminist standpoint with suggestions for how to develop your own voice as a preacher.

Wrestling with the Word

In Wrestling with the Word, well-known and accomplished preachers grapple with a range of notoriously difficult Old and New Testament texts. As well as providing sample sermons - in an exhilarating variety of structural styles and voices - they offer ideas to help in the planning process of interpreting and applying such passages.

More recommended books on preaching

Including books by Walter Brueggemann, David Day, Tony Campolo and others.


Common Worship Lectionary

Keep the Church of England's pattern of daily Bible readings to hand with the official Common Worship Lectionary app for iPhone, iPad and Android (4.0+).

Reflections for Daily Prayer

Make Bible study part of your daily routine with these reflections from leading Anglican writers, ministers and theologians. iOS and Android (4.0+).

The Church Times for iOS

The world's leading Anglican newspaper on your iPhone or iPad: church news, in-depth features, all the latest clergy jobs and more. The app is free to current Church Times subscribers, but also available with an app-only subscription.


Preach editor Jo Swinney in conversation with Kate Bruce

Preach editor, Jo Swinney talks to author Kate Bruce about her book 'Igniting the Heart' - which is the first book of the Preach Book Club.

Malcolm Guite on the faith of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ed Thornton, Assistant Editor of the Church Times, talks to Malcolm Guite about his latest book (interview is 13 minutes 22 seconds in).

Speakers 2017

Sam Wells
Joanna Collicutt
Paula Gooder
Martyn Percy
Doug Gay
Tue 16 Jan @ 19:03
In Oxfordshire next month: the @ChurchTimes Festival of Faith and Literature - with @malcolmguite @RevRachelMann…