Available Speakers

Please email wes at w.illingsworth@st-helens.org.uk to book a speaker or for other options

Dates and talk topics

Anytime/Flexible

Tom Barnardo

Is there any hope beyond the grave?  (John 11:25)
Is faith just a leap in the dark?  (John 20:30-31)
Can we really know anything about God?  (John 1:18)

 

Chris Fishlock

What's so good about good Friday? (John 18:1-11)

How good is good enough? (Mark 10:17-27)

What happens after we die? (John 11:25-26)

Ziggy Rogoff

The Jewishness of the gospel
Passover or Easter?
Is the gospel really for the Gentiles?

Mikey Williams

Why do Christians think Jesus / Easter is still relevant? (John 3:16 )
Do only good people go to heaven? (Luke 18:9-14)
Is there enough evidence to believe? (John 20:24-31)

John Wood

Is Jesus really the only way to God?
Where can we find hope during COVID?

Tom Wright

Can I trust the Gospels? (Luke 1:1-4)

What is faith? (John 20)

Where is God's love in a broken world?

Simon Congdon

A lawyer looks at the evidence for Christianity
What makes Christianity different?
The gospel from five works of art.
Anything else

Marcus Nodder

What is the meaning of life? (John 6:35)
Isn't religion evil? (John 10:11)
Is this life all there is? (John 11:25)
How can I be truly free? (John 10:9)

Monday 15 March
Lunchtime

Phil Martin

A brief summary of the Christian message
Is God real?

Anything else

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Asymptomatic??? (Mark 2:13-17)
Count your blessings (John 20:29-31)
Breaking News! (Mark 1:1)

Evening

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Asymptomatic??? (Mark 2:13-17)
Count your blessings (John 20:29-31)
Breaking News! (Mark 1:1)

Tuesday 16 March
Lunchtime

Simon Pilcher

Is belief in Jesus delusional? (John 20v24-31)
What and who rules over your life (Luke 9v18-27)
The wisest investment (Luke 12v12-31)

Wednedsay 17 March
Lunchtime

Wes Illingsworth

Bulletproof: how to handle fear, suffering and death?
What's Easter all about and why should we care?
What actual difference has knowing Jesus made during Covid?

Thursday 18 March
Lunchtime

Phil Martin

A brief summary of the Christian message
Is God real?

Anything else

Simon Pilcher

Is belief in Jesus delusional? (John 20v24-31)
What and who rules over your life (Luke 9v18-27)
The wisest investment (Luke 12v12-31)

Evening

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Asymptomatic??? (Mark 2:13-17)
Count your blessings (John 20:29-31)
Breaking News! (Mark 1:1)

Simon Pilcher

Is belief in Jesus delusional? (John 20v24-31)
What and who rules over your life (Luke 9v18-27)
The wisest investment (Luke 12v12-31)

Friday 19 March
Anytime

Wes Illingsworth

Bulletproof: how to handle fear, suffering and death?
What's Easter all about and why should we care?
What actual difference has knowing Jesus made during Covid?

Evening

Brian Wong

John 10:7-11
Mark 1:1-15

William Taylor

Monday 22 March
Lunchtime

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Asymptomatic??? (Mark 2:13-17)
Count your blessings (John 20:29-31)
Breaking News! (Mark 1:1)

Wesnedsay 24 March
Before Work

Wes Illingsworth

Bulletproof: how to handle fear, suffering and death?
What's Easter all about and why should we care?
What actual difference has knowing Jesus made during Covid?

Thursday 25 March
Lunchtime

Phil Martin

A brief summary of the Christian message
Is God real?

Anything else

Evening

William Taylor

Friday 26 March
Anytime

Wes Illingsworth

Bulletproof: how to handle fear, suffering and death?
What's Easter all about and why should we care?
What actual difference has knowing Jesus made during Covid?

Evening

Brian Wong

John 10:7-11
Mark 1:1-15

Monday 29 March
Lunchtime

Paul Rajkumar

Does Jesus care about our suffering? (Luke 13:1-5)
Does God even care? (Luke 15:20)
What is God doing in the world right now? (Luke 15:7)

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Asymptomatic??? (Mark 2:13-17)
Count your blessings (John 20:29-31)
Breaking News! (Mark 1:1)

Simon Pilcher

Is belief in Jesus delusional? (John 20v24-31)
What and who rules over your life (Luke 9v18-27)
The wisest investment (Luke 12v12-31)

Tuesday 30 March
Lunchtime

Paul Rajkumar

Does Jesus care about our suffering? (Luke 13:1-5)
Does God even care? (Luke 15:20)
What is God doing in the world right now? (Luke 15:7)

Wednesday 31 March
Before Work

Wes Illingsworth

Bulletproof: how to handle fear, suffering and death?
What's Easter all about and why should we care?
What actual difference has knowing Jesus made during Covid?

Evening

William Taylor

Thursday 1 April
Anytime

Wes Illingsworth

Bulletproof: how to handle fear, suffering and death?
What's Easter all about and why should we care?
What actual difference has knowing Jesus made during Covid?

Lunchtime

Paul Rajkumar

Does Jesus care about our suffering? (Luke 13:1-5)
Does God even care? (Luke 15:20)
What is God doing in the world right now? (Luke 15:7)

Evening

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Asymptomatic??? (Mark 2:13-17)
Count your blessings (John 20:29-31)
Breaking News! (Mark 1:1)

About the speakers

Simon Congdon

I am a former international litigation, arbitration and insolvency lawyer.  I led Christianity Explored for several years, giving the talks.  I lead Bible studies at St Helen's Bishopsgate, both in the City and Sunday morning congregations.

Henry Eatock-Taylor

Pastor/Leader of the Mandarin-speaking congregation at St Helen's Bishopsgate.

Wes Illingsworth

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

Phil Martin

I lead the Moorgate Talks and the Aldersgate Talks. Married to Anna, 3 boys.

Marcus Nodder

Senior pastor of St Peter's Barge, London's Floating Church.

Simon Pilcher

Mid 50s, married to Rachel, 5 children including two working in the City. I'm CEO of USS Investment Management - we manage the investments of the largest UK pension fund (for the Universities sector).

Paul Rajkumar

After working as a commercial lawyer for 10 years, I have now moved into full time ministry and help run the Paddington Lunchtime Talks and will be working as Assistant Minister at St Stephen's Westbourne Park.

Ziggy Rogoff

I am a Jewish believer in Jesus. I work with an evangelical mission called Jews for Jesus. I am married with one child.

Rev Dr Andrew Sach

Pastor of Grace Church Greenwich, Tutor on the Cornhill Training Course, Author of the Dig Deeper books, Regular speaker at university missions.

William Taylor

Rector of St Helen's, Bishopsgate.

Brian Wong

I am a second year Associate at St Helen's Bishopsgate. I am in the City team and help at both the North Bishopsgate lunchtime talks and Covent Garden Talks.

John Wood

After working in management in Hong Kong and Taiwan with Jardine Matheson, I trained for Christian Ministry and have been in full-time ministry since 2007.  I work with the Mandarin Congregation at St Helen's Bishopsgate, and though I'm happy to speak to anyone, I would be particularly glad to be invited to speak to Mandarin speakers working in the City, either on a 1-1 to basis or in a group setting.