Bishop’s Permission to Preach


The Diocese will soon be opening for applications for the Bishop’s Permission to Preach (BPP) programme for 2021-2022, which starts in September 2021. If this is something you are interested in, you might like to prayerfully consider the following information. Application dates and information about the process will be available in the next month or so.
People trained through the BPP programme are able to preach on a regular basis at the discretion of their incumbent.  The qualification recognises their calling to this ministry and is affirmed by the Bishop of Winchester.   You will need to have a love for God’s word and a desire to build up God’s people through teaching and preaching.  All applicants will need to have the recommendation of their incumbent to take this training.   We have an online open information evening later in the Spring, for those who are interested in finding out more.  We will explain the details of the course, the expectations upon you, and there will be an opportunity to hear from someone who took BPP last year.  There will also be plenty of time to ask your own questions to help you decide whether BPP is for you.   Please note there are limited places on this programme and a selection process is in place.   If you have any questions please contact Wendy Atkinson: wendy.atkinson@winchester.anglican.org

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