Living God's Future Now - Bishop Rachel Treweek

‘Living God’s Future Now’ describes a series of online seminars, discussions and presentations hosted by HeartEdge. They are designed to equip, encourage and energise church leaders, laypeople and enquirers alike, in areas such as preaching, growing a church, shifting online, deepening spirituality in a congregation and responding to social need.

The focal event in 'Living God's future now' is a monthly conversation in which Sam Wells explores what it means to improvise on God’s kingdom with a leading theologian or practitioner.

Earlier conversations were with Walter Brueggemann, John McKnight and Chine McDonald. At 6.00 pm on Thursday 13 August, Sam will be in conversation with The Rt. Revd. Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester. Register at to receive a zoom invite.

Bishop Rachel has made history with a number of firsts: When she became the first female diocesan bishop in the Church of England and when she became the first female bishop in the House of Lords. She began her life in ordained ministry in 1994, after training at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. She served her title at St George & All Saints, Tufnell Park before becoming Vicar of St James the Less, Bethnal Green in 1999. She was appointed as Archdeacon of Northolt in 2006, serving in that role for five years, before becoming Archdeacon of Hackney in July 2011. Prior to ordination, she had trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and worked as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS becoming the Clinical Manager for Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists in Health Centres across three north London health authorities.

Future conversation partners for Sam include Stanley Hauerwas (September), Barbara Brown Taylor (October) and The Very Revd. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (November).

The earlier Living God's Future Now dialogues can be viewed at