Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

The Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers is responsible for nominating Select Preachers for University Sermons in each Michaelmas Term.

The Committee also nominates the preachers of the Court Sermon, the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, the Macbride Sermon, the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, and the Ramsden Sermon.


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Membership as at MT 2023 will be as follows

  Name Office or Appointing Body Until
[1] The Very Revd Professor Jane Shaw, Principal of Harris Manchester     A person appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be chair of the committee MT 2024

The Senior Proctor (Dr Kathryn Murphy, Oriel)

One of the Proctors or the Assessor, as may be agreed between them ex officio
 [3] Professor Carol Harrison, Christ Church A Professor in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, elected by the professors in that faculty MT 2027
 [4] Professor Mark Wynn, Oriel As above HT 2024
 [5] Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, University College A member of Congregation, elected by Congregation MT 2024

The Revd Canon Professor Mark Chapman, Ripon College, Cuddesdon

As above MT 2024
 [7] The Revd Canon Dr William Lamb The Vicar of St Mary's Church ex officio

Co-opted (the Committee may co-opt up to three additional members, who may be internal or external, who shall hold office for one year and shall be re-eligible)

Secretary: Planning and Council Secretariat (Aristea Gkontra)

The Committee usually meets once per academic year in Michaelmas term.

Date Time Venue
19 October 2023 10.00-11.30am Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester


University Sermons - Michaelmas Term 2023

  • Thursday 5 October at 8.00 a.m.: Fr Max Kramer, Chaplain, Keble College. Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

  • Tuesday 10 October at 6.00 p.m.: The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE PC LLD FBA. Court Sermon. At the Cathedral.

  • Sunday 15 October at 10.30 a.m.: The Reverend Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease, Assistant Curate, St James's Piccadilly and Head of Education, the Salters’ Company and Institute. University Sermon. At St Mary’s.

  • Sunday 29 October at 11.00 a.m.: The Reverend Guy Hewitt, Racial Justice Director, Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England. Ramsden Sermon. At St Peter’s College. 

  • Sunday 5 November at 10.30 a.m.: The Very Reverend Dr Ian S. Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary. University Sermon. At St Mary’s.

  • Sunday 19 November at 5.30 p.m.: Mr Miles Young, Warden of New College. University Sermon on the Sin of Pride. At Keble College. 

  • Sunday 3 December at 11.00 a.m.: The Reverend Canon Dr Michael Brierley, Director of Formation, Ripon College Cuddesdon. University Sermon (Advent Sunday). At the Cathedral.




For the regulations of the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers please click here:


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Aristea Gkontra

Senior Administrative Officer(Governance)

Planning and Council Secretariat