What’s on

Whitley Lecture

This years Whitley Lecture will be given by Linda Hopkins, with the title ‘Learning from Young People’s Experiences of Communion: Re-envisioning the Meal as a Space for Nurturing Faith’.

Regent’s Park College             Tues 28th February
Scottish Baptist College          Thurs 9th March (online)
Bristol Baptist College            Weds 15th March
Northern Baptist College        Mon 27th March 
Spurgeon’s College                 Weds 19th April
Cardiff Baptist College            Fri 2nd June

Online Whitley Lecture           to be confirmed

Contact the colleges or see the Whitley Lecture 2023 page for more details.

For details of last year’s Whitley Lecture, given by former BMF committee member Andy Goodliff on Baptist political theology, see the Whitley Lecture 2022 page


TinY (Theology in Yorkshire)

The next event will be on 14 March, 10:30am-12noon, at Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds. Nikki and Stuart Jenkins will be speaking on ‘Without the Church’. The event is free, although a small donation to the church for use of premises is invited, and all are welcome.    


Baptist Theology North

Last year’s conference was a great success, which you can read about in Baptist Times online. The next event will be Friday 9 June 2023 at New North Road Baptist Church in Huddersfield, with Dr Lucas Mix speaking on the title ‘Can Christians Believe in Space?’ The day runs 9:30-3:30 and costs £30 including lunch. To keep up to date, follow the Facebook page. To book a place or offer a short paper, email sally.nelson@sthild.org.


Baptist Theology North
Mystery & Mission 
9 June 2023

Can Christians Believe in Space?
Heaven and space are different, but tales of the two have long been linked. Come and join us for a discussion of mystery and mission above the clouds, the history of ascent stories, and how they inform current debates about faith and space travel.

The Revd Dr Lucas Mix serves as project coordinator for “Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science.” He holds a PhD in biology from Harvard University and works with NASA on the search for life beyond Earth. His books include Life in Space: Astrobiology for Everyone and Thinking Fair: Rules for Reason in Science and Religion. A priest in the Episcopal Church (USA) he has served as an inner-city pastor and a college chaplain. He cares deeply about spreading the good news in a world where science is part of the vernacular.

Baptist Theology North is a conversational event at which Baptists working in the north of England can share their ideas and engage in a theological discussion of papers, with a nice lunch.

Short papers and general bookings are now invited (20 minutes presentation plus 20 minutes conversation). Please send a short title and a sentence abstract if you’d like to offer something. 

Contact Sally Nelson at sally.nelson@sthild.org.

Baptist Theology North
Date: 9 June 2023
Venue: New North Road Baptist Church,
New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JU
Timings: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: £30 for the day (includes lunch)


Baptist Assembly

Baptist Assembly 2023 will be held 16-18 June at Telford International Centre, with the Sunday morning worship livestreamed for those unable to travel.


If you have an event you think we might share, please contact us.