Praxis Midlands

Praxis Midlands includes the Dioceses of Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Gloucester, Hereford, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Oxford, Peterborough, Southwell & Nottingham and Worcester.


Joint Praxis/Oxford DLC day

The Great 50 Days: celebrating Easter and Eastertide

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Christ the Servant King, Sycamore Road, High Wycombe HP12 4TJ

Cost £10, which includes lunch

Speakers: The Rev'd Canon Angela Tilby, is an experienced broadcaster and author, a former member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, and until 2016 was CMD Adviser in the Oxford diocese and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral and The Rev'd Canon Dr Jo Spreadbury, Precentor, Portsmouth Cathedral Chair of Praxis and member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England

It has been observed that the implications of the resurrection lavishly overflow a one-day container. To engage more richly and more deeply with the message of Easter across fifty days can enable us to ‘know Christ and the power of his resurrection’ (Philippians 3.10) in new ways.
This study day will help us to explore a range of liturgical and other resources that can help us to engage to celebrate the whole season of Easter.

To book, please complete and return this form by Friday 26 January.

Praxis Midlands is pleased to support Liturgy and Fresh Expressions

St Martin’s House Conference Centre, Leicester LE1 5PZ
Saturday 19th May: 10am – 4pm (incl. Lunch)

Speaker: Mark Earey - author of Beyond Common Worship

This day conference will appeal to pioneers, clergy and church leaders seeking to grow fresh expressions of church where baptisms and Holy Communion form part of the worship or where keeping strong moorings with the wider church needs attention.
Mark Earey has been the Director of Anglican Formation and Tutor in Liturgy and Worship at Queens Birmingham since 2007.

This event is free of charge to Clergy, Pioneers and Church Leaders within the Diocese of Leicester.
A charge of £15 is applicable to participants outside of the Diocese.
Fuller details and booking link through Eventbrite
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Praxis Midlands/Birmingham Cathedral joint event

Children and Liturgy (Resourcing Parishes for their work with children)

Birmingham Cathedral
Friday 20th July

10am – 4pm

Cost £30 (£20 for Praxis members)

This day will look at how churches and chaplaincies can provide fresh, thoughtful, creative and engaging liturgy for children aged 0-11. It will bring together practitioners, incumbents, school chaplains, cathedral staff and theologians from across the country to share ideas and develop creative partnerships. There will also be a marketplace of agencies and groups offering resources.

To book for this event please complete the attached form and return it to Jayne Crooks

Flyer for the day to download and display Conference Programme

Oxford Diocese

Hearing Confession

Venue: Radley Church Room, St James the Great Church, Radley
Wednesday 3 October
10am – 4pm

Cost £10

Across the Christian centuries people have found benefit and grace in having their confession heard and the assurance of their sins being forgiven. As the church reflects further on discipleship this day will offer the opportunity to reconsider the place of confession in the church’s ministry today. The aims of this day are to:

  • Explore the theology and history of confession in the Church of England
  • Learn of current liturgical provision
  • Examine issues relating to confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Consider the pastoral and practical issues involved in hearing confessions
The day will be led by a team of people with expertise in this area including Phillip Tovey, who will cover liturgical aspects of hearing confession; Rupert Bursell, former Chancellor of the diocese, who will cover legal aspects; John Nixson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser; and clergy experienced in hearing confessions.

Download a booking form

An event for 2019

Accessible Worship Spring 2019

Venue Date and time TBC
Our focus will include worship accessible for those disenfranchised or marginalised e.g., those of minimal or lower education level, the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers, marginalised, the elderly and isolated.

Committee Members

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¶ Chair
The Reverend Dana Delap - Gloucester

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¶ Treasurer
The Reverend Jayne Crooks - Birmingham

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The Reverend Sarah Brush - Worcester

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¶ Committee Member
The Reverend Canon David Stone - Coventry

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¶ Committee Member
The Reverend Emma Davies - Leicester

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¶ Committee Member
The Reverend Elaine Evans - Lichfield

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¶Committee Member
The Reverend Sarah Bourne - Coventry

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¶Committee Member
The Reverend Canon Dr Michael Brierley - Worcester

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¶Committee Member
The Reverend Canon Andrew Lythall - Birmingham

The Midlands region

Map of Praxis Midlands


  1. Lichfield
  2. Derby
  3. Southwell and Nottingham
  4. Lincoln
  5. Hereford
  6. Worcester
  7. Birmingham
  8. Leicester
  9. Coventry
  10. Peterborough
  11. Gloucester
  12. Oxford

Scenes from events

Birmingham Cathedral Liquid Mass Presentation Prayer Station Registration

Birmingham Cathedral

Liquid Mass


Prayer Station


Cathedrals in the Midlands

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Birmingham Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

Derby Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral

Southwell Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral