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.


​Upcoming ​Study Days

  • Friday 12th April 2019 led by Jonathan Aitken, who will be reflecting, from his Christian perspective, on issues associated with the prison system, justice, forgiveness and rehabilitation.
    The day will take place at Emmanuel Church, 1 Shepherds Lane, Stoughton, Guildford GU2 9SJ and will begin at 10am. Lunch will be at 1pm.

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  • Friday 1st November 2019 led by Revd Dr Chris Wright, OT author, former Principal of All Nations Christian College and an international Director of the Langham Partnership. Chris will talk on Old Testament Ethics in the 21st Century.

​Latest Sessions

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

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.




27 April 2018 - Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert

Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert, ​former Bishop of St Albans and Archdeacon of Dorking, presents on the subject of ‘Art and Belief on the eve of the Reformation’ with talks on:

  • Private prayer on the eve of the reformation
  • Public worship on the eve of the reformation
  • Artists on the eve of the reformation

You can 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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