Women’s Preaching Network

When: 16 March 2020, 7:00 pm

Speakers: Gillian Asquith, Canon Matt Williams

Join us for the first Women’s Preaching Network in 2020 where we will continue to hear from women preachers, be encouraged and trained. We will be joined by Gillian Asquith and Canon Matt Williams who will deliver two insightful talks on Psalm 137 and Shaping the Sound of the Sermon.

Date Monday 16 March 2020
Time 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location 170 The Avenue Parkville
Cost $10.00 (light refreshments will be provided)


Preacher: Gillian Asquith.
Title: “Psalm 137: What on earth do we do with that last line?”
Bio: Gillian grew up in the UK and completed her first degree, a Master of Arts in Oriental Studies (Mandarin Chinese), at the University of Oxford. After gaining a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Bristol University, Gillian pursued a career in teaching in both the public and private sectors.

Gillian graduated from Melbourne School of Theology with a Master of Divinity. She has lectured in Early Christianity at the Australian Catholic University and is an adjunct faculty member of the Presbyterian Theological College. She held the position of College Tutor at Ridley College and currently tutors in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Biblical Preaching and a Director of Summer Institute of Linguistics Australia.

Gillian lectures in Koine Greek, New Testament at MST and she is MST’s First Year Co-ordinator. Her areas of interest include the transmission of the text of the New Testament and biblical archaeology.

Trainer: Canon Matt Williams
Title: Shaping the Sound of the Sermon: Writing an Oral Text
Bio: Matt is the Vicar of St James’ Old Cathedral and Chair of Finance at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. He also serves on the boards of the Centre for Biblical Preaching and the Consort of Melbourne, a professional chamber choir. A classical pianist and former investment banker, he graduated from Ridley in 2009 with the Felix Arnott, Hey Sharp and Kenneth Cable prizes, along with awards in Old and New Testament exegesis. He has also tutored at Ridley in Hermeneutics.

Make sure you mark the following Women’s Preaching Network dates in your diary for 2020

  • March 16 2020
  • July 27 2020
  • September 14 2020

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