Available Speakers

Please email jess at j.johnston@st-helens.org.uk to book a speaker or for other options.

some speakers may be flexible and this list is updated regularly.

Dates and talk topics 2022

Monday 21 March
Lunchtime

Andrew Latimer 

How can there be just one true religion?

Andrew Sach 

Are you 100% sure you want to be an agnostic?

Evening

Henry Eatock-Taylor (after 7pm)

Just a matter of taste

Tuesday 22 March
Lunchtime

Henry Eatock-Taylor

The ultimate vaccine

Evening

Phil Martin

Why the 'rat race' isn't worth it

Wednesday 23 March
Lunchtime

Andrew Latimer

Surely we can't take the Bible literally? 

 

Richard Simpkin

Jesus is the only truth? Arrogance or ignorance?

Evening

William Taylor

Thursday 24 March
Before work

Ziggy Rogoff

Passover Easter?

 

Wes Illingsworth

What's Easter all about and why should we care?

Lunchtime

Tiffany Stromsoe

Why is Good Friday called 'good'?

Wes Illingsworth

Where to find God and how to meet him

Evening

William Taylor

Friday 25 March

Lunchtime

Richard Simpkin

Jesus is the only truth? Arrogance or ignorance?

Tiffany Stromsoe

Why Easter changes everything

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Monday 28 March
Lunchtime

Andrew Sach

What if only Jesus makes sense of suffering?
 

Wes Illingsworth

Where to find God and how to meet him

Evening

Chris Fishlock

What's so good about Good Friday?

Tom Barnardo

Will there ever be justice? (Acts 17:30-31)

Tuesday 29 March

Before work

Wes Illingsworth

What's Easter all about and why should we care?
 

Lunchtime

Andrew Latimer

Where is God when life hurts?

Evening

Phil Martin

Where is God when life hurts?

Wednesday 30 March

Lunchtime

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Certainty in uncertain times

Evening

Richard Simpkin

Jesus is the only truth? Arrogance or ignorance?

Tiffany Stromsoe

Newsflash: a dead man in his thirties comes back to life after three days

Thursday 31 March
Lunchtime

Andrew Latimer

How can we know whether God exists?

Chris Fishlock

Can we trust the Bible?

Evening

Simon Congdon

What is the evidence for the Resurrection?

Friday 1 April
Lunchtime

Ziggy Rogoff

Passover Easter?

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Monday 4 April
Lunchtime

Rob Scott

Jesus and Muhammad: What's the difference and does it matter?

Evening

Leo Elbourne

Can anyone really claim to know God?

William Taylor

Tuesday 5 April

Lunchtime

Chris Fishlock

What's so good about Good Friday?

Evening

Tom Barnardo

Is there any hope beyond the grave? (John 11:17-26)

Wednesday 6 April
Before work

Wes Illingsworth

Where to find God and how to meet Him

Lunchtime

Rob Scott

Jesus and Muhammad: What's the difference and does it matter?

Wes Illingsworth

What's Easter all about and why should we care?

Evening

Ziggy Rogoff

Passover Easter?

Thursday 7 April
Lunchtime

Leo Elbourne

Does Christianity have any relevance in the modern world?

Tom Barnardo

Is faith just a leap in the dark? (John 20:30-31)

Evening

Rob Scott

Jesus and Muhammad: What's the difference and does it matter?

Friday 8 April
Lunchtime

Simon Congdon

What is the evidence for the Resurrection?

Phil Martin

The surprising message of the Bible

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Monday 11 April
Lunchtime

Leo Elbourne

Does Christianity have any relevance in the modern world?

Tuesday 12 April
Lunchtime

Simon Congdon

What is the evidence for the Resurrection?

Thursday 14 April
Before work

Leo Elbourne

Can anyone really claim to know God?

About the speakers

Andrew Latimer

A medical doctor and now Minister of Grace Church, Greenwich.

 
Rev Dr Andrew Sach

Dr Andrew Sach has a background in science that began with an explosives factory in his parents’ garage as a teenager, and culminated in a doctorate on why two ears are better than one. He is now pastor of Grace Church Greenwich, and a tutor on the Cornhill Training Course, training Christian ministers. He is coauthor of several books including Dig Deeper and Are you 100% sure you want to be an agnostic?

Chris Fishlock

Chris is the Senior Minister at St Nick's Church in the City of London. After graduating Chris worked in business for 10 years before being ordained in 2006. Chris and his wife, Carrie have three teenage children; love cycling (slowly) in London parks and exploring northern France.

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Leads the International ministry at St Helen’s; happy to give talks in English or Mandarin.

 
Leo Elbourne

Leo formerly worked in investment management but now works full-time in church work. Helps to run the North Bishopsgate Talks in the City of London, as well as working with Christians in the music industry.

Phil Martin

Leads the Aldersgate and Moorgate Talks. Vicar of St Botolph without Aldersgate. Married with three boys aged 7, 6 and 3.

Richard Simpkin

Richard co-ordinates music at St Helen’s, and teaches on the Marriage Foundations course. He has been on the St Helen’s staff team since 1995, and speaks regularly at Christian Unions and dialogue events.

Robert Scott

Rob helps to oversee the international and cross-cultural work at St Helen’s. Some of this has involved sharing platforms with Muslim speakers in mosques and community centres to discuss similarities and differences between our faiths. He has spent some time in Bangladesh and before working at St Helen’s has worked for the World Health Organisation and the Charity Commission. 

Simon Congdon

Simon was a partner in a City law firm for 25 years, which included a five year stint in Hong Kong.  Simon regularly speaks at and leads Christianity Explored at St Helen’s. 

Tiffany Stromsoe

Tiff began her career studying electronic engineering at university, moved on to working as press officer alongside working as an intelligence officer in the Army Reserves. She now works full time as a woman’s worker for St Helen’s Bishopsgate. Tiff enjoys exploring the outdoors, talking to people about Jesus and having a good laugh with friends.

Tom Barnardo

Tom grew up in a church-going home but first got gripped by the gospel at university. He worked for four years at a church plant in Guildford. He now runs the Fleet Street Talks. 

Wes Illingsworth

Heads up the City ministry team at St Helen's Bishopsgate.

William Taylor

Rector of St Helen's Bishopsgate.

Ziggy Rogoff

Jewish believer in Jesus, PhD in Mathematics, worked at Deutsche and Glencore, now works full time with Jews for Jesus.