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Festival 2018: Building a New Jerusalem

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 February 2018

As the "literary festival with a theological slant", the Bloxham Festival of Faith & Literature celebrates the very best new fiction and non-fiction with a faith perspective.

Our mission is to encourage a love of literature as it relates to faith, and to create a thoughtful and relaxing space in which to consider works of literature and their religious and moral themes. It's for anyone who is interested in the big questions of life.   Sarah Meyrick, Festival Director

The Bloxham Festival of Faith & Literature will return to Oxfordshire in February 2018.

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Festival 2016: 'All the World's a Stage'

A huge thank you to all our speakers, volunteers, guests, school staff and everyone who joined us at the 2016 Bloxham Festival!

> Photos from the 2016 Festival

Your Comments

Good variety - lots of choice, although there were some sessions I would have liked to attend simultaneously!   Carolyn Sanderson

I hope this grows and grows - thank you!   Lydia Avery

First time at Bloxham and very favourable first impression. Quality of all the speakers was superb and the programme itself was a good mix of the intellectual and the light-hearted. Will definitely come to the next one!   Nigel Spoor

It feels as though the Festival is really established... Volunteers brilliant - so welcoming.  Rev B and Rev A Fessey


Mpho Tutu and John Pritchard

Festival 2014: War and Peace

Your Comments

You attract the best people. Why go to Hay?   Rosemary Wilson

Impeccably staged, in lovely surroundings, superb catering.   Terry Sheppard

Thank you for a unique and uplifting experience.    Rachel and Jock Goodall

Everyone very helpful, great feel to the whole venue. I feel very lucky that it is close for me!  Sue Ashdown

The strength of this programme is linking faith with today’s issues.   John Root

A first time visit and it did not disappoint. The poetry was poignant and moving and the choral work superb. Congratulations to all concerned.

It was so tantalising that so many outstanding speakers clashed with each other. I wanted to hear so much more!


Rt Revd Stephen CottrellFestival 2013: Devices and Desires

Your Comments

A gem of a festival: thought-provoking but with a light touch. Will definitely be organising my diary around the dates for the next one. Eleanor Cozens

First-rate speakers in a delightful setting. Simon Kingston

Really interesting variety of events, discussions. Small enough to be intimate but big enough to be significant. Peter Sellick

I loved and was inspired by the events I went to. Ballet Rambert's "Dancing the Unspeakable" touched me deeper than any words and Padraig O Tuama is a joy of a man! I look forward to next year. Susie Stead

Truly inspirational. I am still pondering on what I heard and working through a new reading list.

Wonderfully challenging festival. Food for thought and encouragement to think! It was a feast for the eyes and the soul. Elaine Dando

Friendly welcome, fascinating speakers and a great atmosphere.

A brilliantly refreshing weekend, with excellent speakers covering a wide range of life experiences which meant I came away with fresh thoughts and inspiration. Very well organised and I hope there will be many more!