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Speakers

Speakers include:

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Nadia Bolz-Weber is founding pastor of the House For All Sinners and Saints, an emergent Lutheran congregation in Denver, Colorado.

Her books include Accidental Saints (Canterbury Press 2015) and Cranky, Beautiful Faith (Canterbury Press 2013)

Sessions

Late-night liturgy
A Week in the Life of a Neurotic Preacher
Late-night liturgy
Morning worship

Kate Bruce

Kate Bruce became Deputy Warden and Tutor in Homiletics at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham, UK in April 2013, having previously held parish and chaplaincy posts after ordination in 2001. Kate completed her PhD in preaching and imagination in 2013. She is often sought out as a preacher and a teacher of preaching with young and new preachers and those seeking to further refine their craft. Kate has an interest in stand-up comedy and writes and performs her own material.

She has published two books on preaching: Wrestling with the Word: Preaching Tricky Texts (SPCK 2016) and Igniting the Heart: Preaching and Imagination (SCM Press 2015)

Sessions

Seminar - Preaching with Imagination

Joanna Collicutt

Joanna is the Karl Jaspers Lecturer in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality at Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Diocesan Adviser on Spiritual Care for Older People. She also ministers in a West Oxfordshire parish. She is passionate about preaching - in particular making the deep truths of the Bible accessible to people of varied backgrounds and needs.

Her books include Being Mindful, Being Christian (Lion Hudson 2016) and The Psychology of Christian Character Formation (SCM Press 2015)

Sessions

Seminar - Nurturing the Preacher’s Soul

Stephen Cottrell

Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield. Stephen is co-author of the Pilgrim course.

Author of The Things He Did (SPCK 2016) and Walking Backwards to Christmas (SPCK 2014)

Sessions

The Craft of Preaching

Doug Gay

Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at Glasgow University and teacher of preaching to Presbyterian seminarians

His latest book is Honey from the Lion: Christianity and the Ethics of Nationalism (SCM Press 2014)

Sessions

Late-night liturgy
Seminar - What’s a nice preacher like you doing in a text like this?
Late-night liturgy
Morning worship

Paula Gooder

Paula Gooder is Director of Mission Learning and Development for the Birmingham diocese.  She is a New Testament scholar with a speciality in Paul, particularly 2 Corinthians, her great passion is communicating the best of scholarship so that people can see the Bible come to life for themselves. She is a lay reader in the Church of England and lives in Birmingham with her husband and two daughters.

She is the author of a number of books including Heaven (SPCK 2011), Body (SPCK 2016), Journey to the Manger (Canterbury Press 2015) and Let Me Go There: The Spirit of Lent (Canterbury Press 2016)  

Sessions

Nasty surprises in the lectionary

Malcolm Guite

Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.

His books include Sounding the Seasons (Canterbury Press 2012), Parable and Paradox (Canterbury Press 2016) and Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hodder 2017)

Sessions

Seminar - Preaching, Parables and Poetry

Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin has been Residentiary Canon for Education and Outreach at Ely Cathedral since September 2016.  Before that she was priest-in-charge of five parishes in South Cambridgeshire for six years, following an academic career as Fellow in English at Trinity College, Cambridge.  She specialises in seventeenth century religious writing and early biography and has written about Izaak Walton and about devotional practices in early modern England.

She is joint editor, with Prof Sarah Coakley of a book on parish ministry and its challenges, For God’s Sake: Re-Imagining Prayer and Priesthood in a Changing Church (Canterbury Press 2017)

Sessions

Seminar - Language that makes you feel; language that makes you think

Sandra Millar

The Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar heads up national work for the Church of England around life events, leading work which helps the whole church think about how it can engage more effectively with people around weddings, funerals and christenings. She was ordained in July 2000 after a career in retail marketing and currently lives in Gloucester.  Sandra is also the author of several books on families and worship. She likes watching TV and reads a lot of books.

Author of Worship Together: Creating all-age services that work (SPCK 2012) and Ready to Share One Bread (SPCK 2015)

Sessions

Seminar - Preaching to mark life events: weddings, christenings and funerals

Pádraig Ó Tuama

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian and is the leader of Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest Peace and Reconciliation community. He brings interest in language, narrative and conflict to his work. Together with his partner, he began the popular storytelling event in Belfast - Tenx9 - and he is a popular speaker at Greenbelt and other festivals around Ireland and Britain. Of particular interest to Pádraig is exploring stories and theologies of power, particularly the impact of power on those who are marginalised by it.

His books include Readings from the Book of Exile (Canterbury Press 2012) and In the Shelter (Hodder 2016)

Sessions

Late-night liturgy
Late-night liturgy
Morning worship
Seminar - Story Preaching

Mark Oakley

Mark Oakley is Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and responsible for the educational and outreach work of the Cathedral. He writes and broadcasts on the areas of poetry, spirituality and human rights.  He is a trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust, an Ambassador for Stop Hate UK, Patron of Tell MAMA and a Visiting Lecturer at Kings College, London. 

Author of The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry (Canterbury Press 2016) and The Collage of God (Canterbury Press 2012)

Sessions

Cathedral Evensong
Preaching as a Fountain: The sacrament of language

Martyn Percy

The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is the Dean (or Head) of Christ Church, Oxford, one of University of Oxford's largest colleges, as well as being Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Oxford. He writes and teaches on modern ecclesiology. As well as being a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, he is a Tutor and Fellow for the Said Business School and Professor of Theological Education at King’s College, London. Martyn has held number of roles in public life and is currently an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification. 

Author of Thirty Nine New Articles (Canterbury Press 2013) and The Ecclesial Canopy (Ashgate 2012)

Sessions

Opening Worship: Cathedral Evensong
Festival Dinner
Restoration and Renewal: Recovering the Reading and Practice of Healing Miracles in the Gospels

Timothy Radcliffe OP

Timothy Radcliffe OP is a Dominican friar, and former Master of the Order of Preachers.

He has published several books, including What is the Point of Being a Christian? (Bloomsbury 2005) and Take the Plunge (Bloomsbury 2012).

Sessions

Cathedral Evensong

Sam Wells

Revd Dr Sam Wells is Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and a widely-known preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian. He has served as a Church of England parish priest for 19 years. He also spent 7 years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. Sam is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College, London. He has published 27 books, including academic studies and textbooks in Christian ethics, explorations of social mission, liturgy and Anglican faith, and four collections of sermons.

His most recent book is Hanging by a Thread (Canterbury Press 2016)

Sessions

Morning worship
Seminar - Good to Great: Turning a Decent Sermon into a Wonderful One

Speakers 2017

Doug Gay
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Martyn Percy
Mark Oakley
Kate Bruce
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