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Events

Events from the Church Times, Hymns Ancient & Modern, and partners. Book tickets for upcoming webinars, festivals and book launches, or purchase access to past event recordings.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Green Church Awards

Closing date 30 June 2024

Nominate a project for the 2024 awards here or read more details about the awards here

 

 

 

Festival of Preaching

15 - 17 September 2024

The Festival of Preaching will be moving to Cambridge this September along with a carefully curated programme of experts speakers. Early bird tickets available for a limited time.

 

 

 

Save the Date

 

Festival of Faith and Literature

28 February - 2 March 2025

The Festival of Faith and Literature will be returning to Winchester Cathedral next February. Sign up to our email newsletter for programme and ticket news 

 

 

 

Watch recorded talks from some of our previous events:

The Power and The Glory? Talking Politics in a General Election Year

This is a political theology series brought to you by Modern Church in collaboration with Church Times.

Follow the links below to purchase online tickets. This will give you access to a recordings of each webinar:

1. A Political Faith

2. Participating in Democracy

 

Festival of Faith and Music

Follow the link above to purchase tickets online tickets. This will give you access to videos of a selection of sessions recorded on Friday and Saturday of the festival. Audio recordings to follow.

 

Keeping faith in Journalism: why it matters – and what it’s worth

With Roger Bolton, Madeleine Davies, Kaya Burgess, Religious Affairs and John Bingham.

 

Put asunder: a Church Times webinar

With Eve Poole, Helen King, Jude Padfield, Neil Patterson, Ed Shaw.

 

Keeping faith in Journalism: why it matters – and what it’s worth

With Roger Bolton, Madeleine Davies, Kaya Burgess, Religious Affairs and John Bingham.

 

Put asunder: a Church Times webinar

With Eve Poole, Helen King, Jude Padfield, Neil Patterson, Ed Shaw.

 

Companions on the Way: A retreat in preparation for Lent

With Jay Hulme, Rachel Mann, Rob Marshall, NIck Papadopulos and Richard Carter

 

Fire in the Heart: An online Advent Retreat with Julian of Norwich

With Rachel Mann, Clare Gilbert, Richard Carter, Julia Mourant and Malcolm Guite. In association with Canterbury Press. 

 

Festival of Preaching 2023: Sam Wells on How to Preach

The interview with Christine Smith, publishing director of Canterbury Press, was recorded at the How to Preach training day, organised by the Festival of Preaching, on 24 October at St Martin in the Fields, in London, where Dr Wells is the Vicar.

 

AI and the Church: A Church Times webinar

A Church Times webinar discussing the fascinating topic of Artificial Intelligence and the Church, with the Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, Professor Beth Singler, Andrew Brown and Dr Eve Poole.

 

Festival of Faith and Literature 2023: Rowan Williams

The Sir Tony Baldry lecture given by Rowan Williams. Ethics and Solidarity: A basis for Christian politics.

 

An Advent Retreat with Poetry and Music

An online Advent retreat with Malcolm Guite, Nicola Slee, Christopher Jamison OSB, Mark Oakley and Richard Carter.

 

Julian Allwood: Real Zero Emissions

Professor of Engineering and the Environment at Cambridge University Julian Allwood gives a frank overview of the challenges of the reality of reaching zero emissions.

 

Disability and Church: Intersectionality

A joint Church Times and HeartEdge webinar with Lamar Hardwick, Naomi Lawson Jacobs, Fiona MacMillan and Rachel Mann.

 

Preaching in Perilous Times

From the Festival of Preaching: an online event to inspire your preaching in these challenging times. With Sam Wells, Lucy Winkett, Rachel Mann, Malcolm Guite, Pádraig Ó Tuama, and Angela Tilby.

 

Christian Heritage, Identity and Place: a panel discussion

Hosted by SCM Press in association with the Churches Conservation Trust, this panel event considers the potentials and pitfalls of church architectural heritage and its place within national life. With Andrew Rumsey, Renie Chow Choy, David Hoyle, Peter Aiers, Becky Clark, and Ayla Lepine.

 

Lent Retreat

An online Lent retreat with Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani, Andrew Nunn, Fr Luigi Gioia, Paula Gooder, and Ally Barrett. In association with Church House Bookshop.

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature: Finding Hope

A one-day, online festival from the Festival of Faith and Literature. With Sr Teresa White, Frances Ward, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hazel Southam, and Catherine Fox.

 

Cathedrals and social justice: a Church Times webinar

What next for cathedrals in the wake of the pandemic? Hear from Adrian Dorber (Dean of Lichfield), Anne Richards (Mission Theology Advisory Group), and Mark Russell (The Children’s Society).

 

An Advent Retreat with Poetry and Music

An online Advent retreat with Esther de Waal, Gregory Cameron, Peter Graystone, Richard Carter, and Rachel Mann. In association with Canterbury Press.

 

Green Church Showcase LIVE

The premiere screening of the Green Church Showcase film, live from Glasgow. With Graham Usher, Ruth Valerio and Richard Black.

 

Does the parish need saving? A Church Times webinar

Warnings that the parish is under threat date back decades, as far back as the early 20th century. But are claims that it is now being dismantled accurate?

 

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature: September 2021

A one-day, online festival from the Festival of Faith and Literature. With Stephen Cottrell, Peter Stanford, Lucy Winkett, and Rowan Williams.

 

Festival of Preaching

Two days of talks, sermons and worship. Speakers include Barbara Brown Taylor, Alister McGrath, 
and Sam Wells.

 

Class and the Church: a Church Times webinar

​Is the Church of England too middle-class? In this webinar, we explore how the Church talks - or fails to talk - about class. With Philip North, Sharon Prentis, Lynne Cullens, Azariah France-Williams, and Vicky Walker.

 

RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Society Festival

This online festival aims to bring together people with an appreciation of the literary and artistic works, musical compositions, people and places associated with RS Thomas and ME Eldridge. 

 

Lift Up Your Voices, Lift Up Your Hearts

​RSCM and Church Times present this church music webinar with special guests John Bell and Noël Tredinnick.

 

Send My Roots Rain: a poetry retreat

An online poetry retreat with Pádraig Ó Tuama, Malcolm Guite, Helen Wilcox, Mark Oakley, Rachel Mann, Jay Hulme, and Roger Wagner.

 

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature: Finding meaning

A new one-day, online festival from the Festival of Faith and Literature. Speakers include Brian McLaren, Sarah Sands, Claire Gilbert, and Gareth Higgins.

 

London Churches Refugee Fund annual lecture with Timothy Radcliffe

​London Churches Refugee Fund and Church Times present an evening in support of refugees. With keynote speaker Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, actor Alfred Enoch, and representatives from LCRF and Migrants Organise.

 

Festival of Christian Pilgrimage

​This free, online festival is a chance to reflect and deepen understanding of pilgrimage in our culture.​

 

Preaching in Lent, Holy Week and Easter

A one-day online festival from the Festival of Preaching. With Sam Wells, Jane Williams, Luigi Gioia, Guli Francis-Dehqani, David Hoyle, and Mark Oakley.

 

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature: Light in Darkness

The Festival of Faith and Literature went online in February. Guests included Francis Spufford, Rachel Mann, Kathy Tiernan, and Mark Oakley, and Stephen Cherry.

 

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