Upcoming events


Various preaching workshops and webinars

15 January, 10.30am. Preaching for Racial Shalom: online workshop
25 January, 10am. Preaching Lament and Hope: Cuthbert House, Durham
9 February, 13.00. Preaching for Lent: London Jesuit Centre
12 March, 10 am. Preaching the Resurrection: online workshop
26 March, 10am. Using Psychology to Inform our Preaching: Ripon College Cuddesdon


Further information and booking links.


19 January, 10am – 4pm
Exploring Ministry: relationships and leadership

(Venue: St Mary’s Convent, Wantage)

As we navigate parish ministry in challenging times, this day together, facilitated by Citizens UK, will explore the two key areas of building relationships and creative leadership as ways to foster a more holistic and less pressured approach to ministry. Whether you are tired and weary or brimming with ideas and questions, this day is for you! There will be no charge and lunch will be included.

This is a free event with lunch and refreshments provided.

Register here.


16, 23 & 30 March, 7pm

Preaching for Holy Week and Easter: online

Speaker: Dr Evie Vernon

More details to come.

Diocesan Clergy Conference
7-9 June 2022

Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

Details and registration to come.

Ongoing events

The funeral ministry online course

A course for those who would like to explore funeral ministry is now available. It’s designed for anyone who feels called to offer themselves for this important ministry; licensed lay ministers who would like to develop this aspect of their ministry, authorised preachers, and those with considerable pastoral experience may want to explore this further. It offers insights and expertise into taking funerals and exercising compassionate care of the bereaved.

It can be completed online at any time, but prior to booking you need to have a conversation with your incumbent and gain their support. You will also need to identify a mentor who can accompany you though the training and the start of your funeral ministry.

To gain access to the course, please email us a cmdevents@oxford.anglcian.org and someone will be in touch.

Skills courses (online)

Two large national training providers, Impact Futures and The Childcare Company, are offering fully-funded skills courses on a variety of interesting topics such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour That Challenges in Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker
  • Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability
  • Level 2 Certificate in Allergy Awareness for Those Working with Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Living in a Fair and Diverse Society
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition & Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
  • Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

If you are interested in exploring these online courses further, you can find more information here.

Past events

Missed an event or want to listen back to refresh your memory? Click on the titles below:

Blessed are the Placemakers

Andrew Rumsey, the Bishop of Ramsbury, leads us through some ‘ecclesiastical geography’, explores biblical themes of place and locality
and how the parish system translated these into the English context, and helps us reflect on what that mean for us now.

Preaching on the cross

Tom Wright, former Bishop of Durham and known to many as the author NT Wright, offers a series of three talks to help inform our theology of the cross and how we might preach on it, particularly over Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Preaching the Gospel of Mark

Revd Dr Will Lamb, Vicar of the University Church in Oxford, offers a number of resources that explore some of the major themes that can help preachers connect Mark’s gospel with the life of the Church and the world. Kindly hosted on the University Church website.


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