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The seminars will run from 7.30-8.45pm
Speakers include Ruth Gouldbourne, Stephen Copson, Peter Morden, Karen Smith, Wale Hudson-Roberts, Gale Richards, Kang-San Tan, Craig Gardiner, Doreen Morrison and others
The sessions will be recorded and be available here on our website.

To register for these webinars, please email



Urgent News

Due to the prevailing restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the BHS Committee has decided to hold the AGM online this year. This will take place on Wednesday June 3rd at 12.15pm. The meeting is open to personal members of BHS. If you wish to attend, please give your name and email address to Stephen Copson on by May 22nd. You will then be given access to the Zoom location and also the Annual Report and Accounts, Baptist Quarterly annual report and the agenda.




Centre for Baptist History and Heritage and the Baptist Historical Society
Day conference:

Trinity, Creed and Confusion: The Salters’ Hall Debates of 1719
Saturday 23 March 2019, 10 am – 4 pm.
Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Commemorating almost exactly 300 years since the controversy of February 1719

Keynote Speakers:
David Wykes, Director of the Dr Williams’s Library
Stephen Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Theology, University of St Andrews
Stephen McKay, Lecturer in Baptist Studies, Morling College, Sydney

Stephen Copson, Secretary of the Baptist Historical Society will lead discussion and sum up.
Cost: £10 per person, including unlimited tea and coffee during the day.
Please bring your own lunch, or purchase from outlets nearby.
Titles of lectures and timetable available on request.
Please register with:



We’re looking forward to this, and to welcoming all who come….

2019 BHS Summer School and CBHH Conference
16-19 July
Woodbrooke Conference Centre
Selly Oak

People, Places, Principles

Main Speakers include:

Professor David Bebbington
Dr Ruth Gouldbourne, Dr Sally Nelson
Dr Keith Clements, Dr Simon Oxley,
Dr Ian Randall, Andy Goodliff,
Alec Gilmore, Dr Keith Jones

Early Bird Rate. Until 30th April 2019
Single Room: £350 Day Rate: £40

Full Conference Fee: Booked and deposit paid after 30th April 2019
Single Room: £380 Day Rate: £42

A non-refundable deposit is required with each booking £50 – full booking and £35 – day booking

If you are willing to pay extra when you book, the difference will be sued to help young scholars attend the conference. Please inform us of the amount and include it in your payment.

and include it in your payment.


By email: andy [at] goodliff [dot] com
Payment can be made either:
By cheque made payable to ‘The Baptist Historical Society’
Or by online bank transfer (email Andy for account details)
Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.



Centre for Baptist History and Heritage

Forthcoming Events


Wednesday 25 October 2017, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Evening Lecture and Book Launch
7.30 pm Launch of new book by Keith Clements, ‘Look Back in Hope. An Ecumenical Life’.  
All are invited to a reception (wine or soft drinks).
8.00 pm
  Lecture: Revd Dr Keith Clements,  
“The Long Search for Christian Unity: Confessions of a Baptist Ecumenist’
No cost for attendance, but please indicate intention to attend (




Saturday 25 November 2017, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Day Conference: The Fourth Strand of the Reformation
Marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the launch of ‘The Early General Baptists and Their Theological Formation’ by William H. Brackney
Lectures by Prof William Brackney, Prof Paul S. Fiddes and Prof Malcolm Yarnell on the ecclesiology of Anabaptists, Separatists and General Baptists.
10.00 am – 4.15 pm.
Full programme is attached to this email.
Cost: £10.00 including all drinks during the day.
Please indicate intention to attend to




Saturday 17 March 2018Regent’s Park College, Oxford

Day Conference: Baptists on the Journey to Justice
The Baptist Union Apology and the Heritage of Slavery: Historical and Contemporary Issues
Speakers from the UK and Jamaica: Anthony Reddie, Rhea Russell Cartwright, Eleasah Louis, Devon Dick, Wale Hudson-Roberts, Rosemarie Davidson- Gotobed
10.00 am – 4.30 pm.
Cost: £10.00 including all drinks during the day.
Please indicate intention to attend to



Saturday 24 November 2018
Day Conference: Baptist Women in Ministry in the Long Nineteenth Century
Details tba – please keep the date.

Professor Paul S. Fiddes
Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford
Acting Director of Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, Regent’s Park College, Oxford