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About us

History

The first Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature took place over a weekend in October 2011 at St Mary’s Church, Bloxham. It was the idea of Sir Tony Baldry, then MP for North Oxfordshire and the Second Church Estates Commissioner, who lives in the village, and was hosted by the Revd Sarah Tillett, who was then Priest-in-charge of Bloxham with Milcombe and South Newington.

In 2013 the Church Times took on the running of the Festival in the congenial surroundings of Bloxham School.  

A decade on from our beginnings, it is time for another move. From 2021 the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature is moving to Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.
 

We remain grateful to all our friends and volunteers from the Bloxham community who have been so generous in their support over the years.
 

Our next full scale Festival is scheduled for 11-13 September 2022. Meanwhile we are planning a series of one-day online-only events for 2021.

 

Read about previous festivals in the Church Times:

2013: Devices and Desires

2014: War and Peace 

2016: All the World's a Stage

2018: Building a New Jerusalem

2020: The Power of Love

 

Patron and Founder

Sir Tony Baldry

Festival Director

Sarah Meyrick sarah.meyrick@chch.ox.ac.uk 

Contact us

General enquiries: events@hymnsam.co.uk

Follow the festival on Twitter: @faithlitfest

 

Cancellation refunds policy

We offer 100% refunds on the ticket costs for Hymns A&M events up to 3 months before the event is due to start, and a 50% refund up to 4 weeks in advance.

You will need to return all tickets to our Norwich office to process this refund.

After this date, refunds will not be possible.

 

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Speakers

Lucy Winkett
Catherine Fox
Hazel Southam
Rowan Williams
Peter Stanford
Wed 12 May @ 09:00
One month to go until our June #FaithAndLiterature online festival! With Steven Croft, Catherine Fox, Chine McDona… https://t.co/HxvIBnIvU0