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 2019

Thursday 6 June

Inspiring Music in Worship

Praxis Midlands

10.00 - 3.30
St Mary's Church, St. Mary's Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1JW

Led by Helen Bent, Head of Ministerial Training,

RSCM in partnership with Praxis

A day for clergy, lay worship leaders, musicians and singers This will be a practical and visionary day relevant to the worship and music of every local church. The content will be based on material from the RSCM publication Inspiring Music in Worship: A short course of guided conversations for churches with plenty of examples and resources to take away

Inspiring Music in Worship encourages parishes to make the best use of music to enhance their worship, even when they have few resources. Guided conversations foster greater understanding – not only of worship and music but also between leaders of worship (both lay and ordained), musicians and congregations. In an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, you are invited to explore together. Grounded in real-life case studies, the day will provide an opportunity to discover new riches whilst acknowledging the tensions of traditional and contemporary forms of worship.

The book on which the day is based, Inspiring Music in Worship, is usually priced at £5.99, but will be available on the day for £4.50.

Cost: £30 per person including lunch; £20 for groups of two or more and Praxis members, £10 for ordinands, readers in training and students (to cover lunch costs)

To book, please download this form and return it to Jayne Crooks.

Download the Programme for the day and further details of the event and for all enquiries please e-mail the Rev'd Jayne Crooks.

Thursday 13th June

All Good Gifts - Integrating Worship, Faith and the Environment

Praxis South

A day exploring how worship can express and reflect both our calling to be good stewards of God’s creation, and worldwide concern about environmental damage and abuse

Speakers: Rt Revd Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston and The Rev'd Canon Matthew Rushton, Precentor of Rochester Cathedral.

St. Luke’s, Chelsea
10.30 for 11.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

There will be lunch available for an extra £5, payable when booking. Dietry requirements can be catered for, if known in advance.
Those attending might like to bring their own cup for coffee, in keeping with the theme of the day.

To book, please use this downloadable booking form and send it off with your payment or else use our on-line booking form and separately make a BACS payment, using the account details on the downloadable PDF form.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


Wednesday 30th October

The Complexities of Inclusion: integrating physical, social and emotional accessibility in worship.

Praxis South

St. George the Martyr, Southwark
10.30 for 11.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Speakers and Panel Members

Insight Beyond Words Francis Young, a theologian and Methodist minister, is the mother of a son with profound learning disabilities, now in his fifties.

Insight and Understanding Fiona MacMillan, chair of the Disability Advisory Group at St Martin in the Fields and a trustee of Inclusive Church.

Insight and Autism Ann Memmott, international consultant, trainer and speaker on autism, a director of AT-Autism, a trustee of Autistic Pride Reading and author of the main guidelines on autism for the Church of England.

Insight and Embodied Worship Zoe Heming, Church of England Vicar, Enabling Church Adviser for Lichfield Diocese, member of General Synod, and one of its representatives on the Committee for Ministry of and among Deaf & Disabled People

Insights and Flexibility In Common Worship Anna de Lange, lay member of General Synod and the Liturgical Commission when Common Worship was published, now a retired Reader and a member of GROW; the author of a number of Grove booklets, including 'Worship and Disability: a kingdom for all'.

Provisional timetable

  • 10.30 arrival/coffee
  • 11.00-11.10 Welcome and Introductions
  • 11.10 Keynote 1
  • 11.50 Keynote 2
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 1.30- 2.10 Keynote 3
  • 2.10-2.20 comfort break
  • 2.20-3.00 Panel
  • 3.00 Closing Worship
  • 3.15 Finish

To book, please use this downloadable booking form and send it off with your payment or else use our on-line booking form and separately make a BACS payment, using the account details on the downloadable PDF form.

Contact The Reverend Peter Furber


Events for 2019
at a glance

Thursday 6 June

Inspiring Music in Worship

Thursday 13th June

All Good Gifts

Wednesday 30th October

The Complexity of Inclusion