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Traditions of Christian Spirituality

with Sarum College in association with Church Times

22 January - 20 May 2024

This is a five-part series on major strands of the Christian spiritual tradition: Desert, Benedictine, Franciscan, Ignatian and Quaker spiritualities. Each session will be led by an expert on that form of Christian spirituality and will consider the foundation of the tradition and how it can speak to Christian spirituality today. Each session will include time for discussion.

Sign up for the complete series or see individual links below.

1. Desert Spirituality: Laura Swan | Monday 22nd January

2. Benedictine Spirituality: Rowan Williams | Monday 19th February

3. Franciscan Spirituality: Michael Hahn | Monday 18th March

4. Ignatian Spirituality: Gillian Ahlgren | Monday 15th April

5. Quaker Spirituality: Madeleine Pennington | Monday 20th May



Festival of Faith and Music

26 - 28 April 2024

Our Church Times Festival of Faith and Music is a brand-new venture, created in partnership with our RSCM colleagues. Working closely with York Minster, we’re delighted to offer you a stimulating programme of music and worship, talks and workshops in the wonderful city of York. Our aim has been to put together a weekend that celebrates church music in all its glory – and that will send you home encouraged, inspired and equipped with new, and practical ideas to try in your home parish.

Early bird tickets available



Green Church Awards

Closing date 30 June 2024

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




Watch recorded talks from some of our previous events:


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 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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