Church and Media Conference

If you’re working in journalism, communications, content production or PR and you’re interested in religion and ethics, our annual Church and Media Conference each Autumn is for you.

We’re gearing up to host our 2018 conference at St Mary’s Bryanston Square, looking at themes of change and minority voices – we’re busy planning a packed and fascinating schedule for the day to include topical debates, fascinating keynotes and practical, professional breakout sessions.

Where – St Mary’s Bryanston Square, Marylebone

When – Thursday 18th October 2018 (830am registration and breakfast, 530pm finish)

How Much – £50 earlybird tickets available until June 2018, £65 standard

2018 Conference Agenda

We’re developing our schedule right now, with more to be confirmed in the coming months, but you can expect some fascinating discussions and breakout sessions such as:

  • God on TV: Faith in the Mainstream and the Future of Religious Programming


Futureproof: What the next year will bring in new technology for media and connecting communities
[Sponsored by the Church of England digital team]

Women in Media: What changed in 2018
and what still needs to change in 2019

The Inside Joke on Pitching: What standup can teach us about
success and confidence in the media workplace 

Can we learn to disagree well? – A live ‘The Sacred’ podcast recording with Liz Oldfield

How To & Why: Podcasting – with Hussein Kesvani & Justin Brierley

Ministry of Comms workshop – with Mark Crossby

How To: Amateur Filmmaking – with Susie Attwood

Our speakers so far include:

Kate Bottley | Journalist, media presenter, and Church of England priest
Paul Kerensa | Comedian and writer
Julie Etchingham | Newsreader and journalist, ITV
Mark Friend | Strategy and Digital Director, BBC Radio
James Poulter | Head of Emerging Platforms LEGO
Susie Attwood | Filmmaker
Mark Warburton | Producer Director, Songs of Praise
Bryony Taylor | Author and Church of England Priest
Lucy Denyer | Assistant Comment Editor, The Telegraph
Liz Oldfield |  Director of Theos
Adrian Harris | Head of Digital Church of England
Justin Brierley | Editor and Presenter, Premier Radio
Professor Tina Beattie | Writer and broadcaster
Liz Clutterbuck | Curate, blogger and researcher
Hussein Kesvani | editor of MEL magazine and producer of The Sacred podcast

2017 Conference Highlights

Just some of the fantastic speakers we heard from in 2017

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Emma Green
Giles Fraser
David Gyasi
Paul Kerensa
James Poulter
Ruth Awogbade
Sally Bundock
Hussein Kesvani

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