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 21st September 2018 led by Dr. Michael Schluter CBE, a distinguished economist who was Executive Chairman of Relational Analytics in Cambridge. He will be addressing the theme of ‘God and Mammon – the crucial choice in public and personal life’

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  • 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

​Latest Sessions

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

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.

6 October 2017 - Rt. Revd ​Jo Bailey Wells

+Jo credit Jim Pascoe Photography

The Bishop of Dorking presents a study on the book of Isaiah with talks on Isaiah's Call, Israel's Call and The Church's Call. 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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