Praxis and other Events

Praxis offers training days provided by the regions around the country in support of its aims.

The cost for an event will normally be £20.00
for Praxis affiliates £15.00
and no charge for ordinands, readers-in-training, or others in a recognised ministerial training course
but please do check for each event.

To enquire or book, please get in touch via the link for the relevant event.

For Praxis Events by date, see below

For Praxis Events by region, go to the appropriate region's web page (see menu above)

For liturgical training courses, look at the following sites:
The Mirfield Liturgical Institute

Sarum College

Events by date

Saturday 4th February 2017

Hitting the right note: music, mission and ministry

Praxis East

St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DX

10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Speaker: The Reverend Helen Bent, Head of Ministerial Training, Royal School of Church Music and Praxis

Contact: The Revd Dr Tom Ambrose or phone 01223 858994


Thursday 18 May 2017

Worshipping where people are - transforming lives

Praxis South

Southwark Cathedral

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers: The Rev'd Dr Steve Summers and The Rev'd John Leach

Download the Booking form/flyer

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


Tuesday 6 June

10.30 - 3.30

Praxis Southwest

Cullompton Community Centre

Speaker: Mark Earey

When we ask the question 'Was the worship good enough?' we can answer it in many ways. Was the doctrine sound? Was it done well? Did it fit the context? Was it in continuity with the past? Did it enable encounter with God? Mark Earey unearths the assumptions we all make about worship, explores the different ways worship can be evaluated, and shows why this process is so important when it is done well.

To book: You should be able to fill out the downloadable PDF on your computer and email it to Gill Behenna, either by clicking on “Submit”, or by saving it and emailing it to me, Gill. It’s also fine to print it and post it if you wish.

Payment: Praxis Southwest much prefers people to pay by BACs if possible, but if you need to send a cheque, information is attached.

For further details, or to book, please contact Preb. Gill Behenna, 1 Saxon Way, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9AR


Wednesday 1 November

Bless your enemies; pray for those who persecute you: worship to mend and reconcile.

Praxis South

Easy to say; difficult to do. A day exploring how we can help to mend damaged relationships between people and communities in our worship.

St Luke’s Church, Sydney St, London SW3 6NH

10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers: Bishop Christopher Cocksworth, and Bishop Brian Castle

Christopher Cocksworth is bishop of Coventry and previously Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. A prolific author, Christopher has served on the Liturgical Commission and is currently chair of the Faith and Order Commission.

Brian Castle was bishop of Tonbridge prior to retirement. Previously he had been Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon.

+Christopher will speak to “Father, Forgive”: Coventry’s contribution to breaking the cycles of enmity’. He’ll tell something of the story of Coventry’s ministry of reconciliation and he’ll make use of its Litany of Reconciliation with its powerful refrain, ‘Father, Forgive’. What is so interesting about the Litany is that by omitting ‘them’ it confesses complicity rather than apportioning blame. The instinct of Coventry immediately after the bombing of the Cathedral in 1940 was the need to reach out to enemies rather than condone further cycles of retaliation and revenge. This history - and its ongoing story of reconciliation - gives something of a framework for the issues that we discuss and their liturgical implications.

+ Brian will reflect on his own work into reconciliation to get people thinking about the various steps for how that needs to be reflected in liturgy'

Download the Booking form/flyer

Book on-line only for those who are paying directly into our bank via BACS, or are entitle to free entry as an ordinand, reader or other in training on an authorised ministerial training course. See the booking form for details.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


National Funerals Day

Taking Funerals Seriously: Fresh Perspectives - 7-9 June 2017

Funeral ministry remains at the heart of parish life for our communities, and over the next decade the absolute number of deaths in England is set to increase. Taking Funerals Seriously: Fresh Perspectives will explore what makes a good funeral, the current cultural shifts around funerals, and how the church is still key to public grief. There will also be opportunities to share good practice, hear stimulating debate and engage with the wider funeral industry through a visit to the National Funerals Exhibition, the biggest trade exhibition for the funerals industry.

Speakers include Dr Thomas Long from Emery University, Atlanta and Thomas Lynch, acclaimed US poet, author and funeral director, discussing what makes a good funeral, Dr Linda Woodhead in discussion with Canon Dr Sandra Millar raising the questions about trends around funerals in the UK, and Canon Dr Alan Billings talking about how the church still holds the space for public grief. There will also be workshops on a range of topics including children at funerals, preaching at funerals, the trend for memorialization both online and offline, listening and talking grief and liturgy at funerals.

For more information and to book online visit

Shaped by our worship

A day organised by the Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain

Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 10.30 to 4.00
St Aloysius Parish Centre, Euston, London
20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London, NW1 1TA
(next to Euston Station)
£25 per person including lunch

Free for Methodists (see flyer)

Speakers: Graham Maule, Andrew Carwood, Geraldine Latty and Carey Luce.

Events for 2017
at a glance

4th February

Hitting the right note: music, mission and ministry

18 May

Worshipping where people are - transforming lives

Tuesday 6 June

Evaluating Worship - how do we know if it’s good enough?

13 September

Shaped by our worship.

1 November

Bless your enemies; pray for those who persecute you: worship to mend and reconcile.