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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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September 2022

Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 September

Preaching as Pilgrimage Conference

This two day conference from the College of Preachers will explore the ways in which preaching can be understood as a holy journey for preacher and congregation. With Archbishop Stephen Cottrell.

Thursday 8 September

Church Times Cricket Cup: North v. South

For 2022, in place of the usual Cricket Cup final, players from participating dioceses will compete in a new North v. South match at the Walker Cricket Ground, in Southgate, north London. Everyone is welcome to watch the match.

Monday 26 September

What am I living for? God

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Sam Wells and Lucy Winkett reflect upon God as the object of our search for meaning.

Tuesday 27 September

Theology Slam Live Final

Hear the four Theology Slam finalists present their talks at the live final. The talks will be judged by our expert panel: Anthony Reddie, Rachel Mann, Isabelle Hamley and Sam Wells.

Tuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 September

humbler church Bigger God conference

The HeartEdge Conference in Manchester features John Bell, Rachel Mann, Anderson Jeremiah, and many other speakers. The conference will also include the Theology Slam final.

 

October 2022

Monday 3 October

What am I living for? Searching for Light, Shade and Truth

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Four leading journalists - Mishal Husain, Aleem Maqbool, Jon Snow and Mike Wooldridge - come together to discuss their search for meaning.

Wednesday 5 October

Attending to Despair: Looking Ahead & the Privilege of Hope

From Crucible, the journal of Christian ethics. In a world where hope is often associated with privilege, can despair be an act of defiance and solidarity?

Monday 17 October

What am I living for? Human Rights

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. In this lecture we bring together Rachel Mann, Bernárd Lynch and Peter Tatchell, three people who have spent their lives speaking out for human rights.

Monday 24 October

What am I living for? Telling Our Story

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Novelists Patrick Gale, Chibundu Onuzo, James Runcie and Sarah Meyrick discuss the power of story in our search for meaning, understanding and identity.

Monday 31 October

What am I living for? Life, Death and Friendship

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Timothy Radcliffe looks at life and mortality and the way that the gift and grace of friendship brings meaning to all we have lived through.

  

November 2022

Monday 7 November

What am I living for? Equal Justice

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Bryan Stevenson, one of the most inspirational human rights lawyers, gives this lecture on the destructive inequalities of racism and institutional racism and the fundamental need for change.

Monday 14 November

What am I living for? A New Heaven and a New Earth

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Rowan Williams, one of the greatest spiritual leaders, theologians and teachers of our time, returns to St Martin’s to share his wisdom about the human search for meaning.

Monday 21 November

What am I living for? Art

Part of the St Martin-in-the-Fields autumn lecture series in partnership with Church Times. Grayson Perry concludes the lecture series, speaking about the vital importance of art and creativity in discovering the meaning of our lives.

 

February 2023

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February

The Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature

Spend a weekend in Winchester at the literary festival with a theological slant.

  

 

PAST EVENTS

Watch recorded talks from some of our previous events:

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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