Retired Clergy Study Days

Study Days

Two Study Days are available each year for retired clergy and others who have been involved in lay ministry or who have served on Diocesan staff. Featuring expert keynote speakers a wide variety of topics are covered, from ethical issues to international relations.

All study days take place at Emmanuel Church, Shepherds Lane, Stoughton, Guildford, GU2 9SJ, unless otherwise stated.


1 November 2019

The Revd Dr Chris Wright, OT author, former Principal of All Nations Christian College and an international Director of the Langham Partnership. Chris spoke about "Antiques Roadshow or Tomorrow's World?"

Listen to the Talks as soundfiles below

Talk 1 - Some basic assumptions

Talk 2 - Essential Old Testament contributions to Christian Theology

Talk 3 - Q & A

PowerPoint Slides


​Latest Sessions

Details and recordings of the latest study days. Presentations for previous years are available on the archived talks page

12 April 2019 - ​Jonathan Aitken

A Journey Through Prison

Jonathan Aitken reflects, from his Christian perspective, on issues associated with the prison system, justice, forgiveness and rehabilitation. 

You can listen to the entire address below or listen to specific talks on Soundcloud.



21 September 2018 - Dr Michael Schluter CBE

Dr Michael Schluter CBE, a distinguished economist who was Executive Chairman of Relational Analytics in Cambridge, speaks on the subject of 'God and Mammon - the crucial choice in public and personal life' with talks on:

  • Christianity is all about relationships
  • What might a relational society look like today?
  • Knowing God. What it means and why it matters

You can download the presentation materials and listen to the entire address below or listen to specific talks on Soundcloud.



Previous Sessions

Details, recordings and presentations from previous retired clergy study days. 

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