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 2022 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

Junior Proctor (Dr Linda Flores, Harris Manchester)

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 2023
 [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 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)


The Revd Dr Jennifer Strawbridge, Keble


The Revd Dr Andrew Bowyer, Magdalen





MT 2023

MT 2023

Secretary: Council Secretariat (Aristea Gkontra)

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

Date Time Venue
19 January 2023 1.00-2.30pm Microsoft Teams


University Sermons - Hilary Term 2023

  • Thursday, 12 January, 8.00 a.m.: The Reverend Dr Matthew Salisbury, Assistant Chaplain, Worcester College. Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.
  • Sunday, 15 January, 3.30 p.m.: Fr Max Kramer, Chaplain, Keble College. Latin Litany and Sermon. At St Mary’s.
  • Sunday, 22 January, 10.00 a.m.: Dr Margaret Masson, Principal, St Chad's College, Durham University. Macbride Sermon. At Hertford College.
  • Sunday, 5 February, 5.30 p.m.: Dr Janina Ramirez, Research Fellow in History of Art, Harris Manchester. University Sermon and  Inter-Collegiate Evensong. At St Mary’s.
  • Sunday, 19 February, 5.45 p.m.: The Venerable Tricia Hillas, Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.  University Sermon on the Grace of Humility. At Jesus College.
  • Sunday, 26 February, 10.30 a.m.: Ms Roxanna Panufnik, Composer.  University Sermon. At St Mary’s. 
  • *Sunday, 5 March, 6.00 p.m.: Professor Mark Wynn, Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Oriel.  Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. At Oriel College.

* On this day Doctors will wear their robes



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