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CODEC is holding its fifth MediaLit training course from 23rd to 27th June 2014 exploring Christian ministry and the media (Hashtag: #MediaLit14).

Previous MediaLit courses, held annually since 2010 (see 'Related Links'), have been greatly valued by the participants – ministerial students/ordinands, media professionals, diocesan and district communications officers.

MediaLit is open to anyone interested in engaging with the media - mass media, broadcast media, social media, community media.

Come along and add your voice to the conversation.


WHEN: Monday June 23rd - Friday June 27th , 2014 
(full days Mon-Thurs: 0830-2030, free evening Weds 0830-1800, half day on Friday 0830-1400) 

WHERE: St John's College, Durham

CONTRIBUTORS: (confirmed so far...)

  • Maggi Dawn, Assoc. Professor of Theology and Literature, Dean of Marquand Chapel, University of Yale
  • Sheridan Voysey, Author and Broadcaster
  • Chine Mbubaegbu, Head of Media & Communications, Evangelical Alliance
  • Heenan Bhatti, Creative Producer, BBC Religion & Ethics
  • David Wilkinson, Principal of St John's College, Professor of Theology, University of Durham
  • Kate Bruce, Deputy Warden, Cranmer Hall, Fellow in Preaching and Imagination, CODEC
  • Andy Byers, Chaplain of St Mary's College, University of Durham
  • Tim Hutchings, Leech Fellow in Theology, University of Durham
  • Bex Lewis, Research Fellow in Social Media and Online Learning, CODEC
  • Pete Phillips, Director of Research, CODEC
  • ...and lots more...

COST: only £175 including lunch and evening meal, refreshments, and teaching


Event Durham (rooms in Colleges, University accommodation)

Premier Inn, Durham City Centre

Travelodge, Durham

Radisson Blu, Durham

Marriott, Durham

Feedback received includes:

  • The course has affirmed for me the real need for the church to engage with media issues and given me tools and skills to take that challenge forward.
  • I would strongly recommend the MediaLit course to everyone in leadership, including those in churches and business. This course is essential in engaging important messages in an age of ever-changing communication techniques.
  • A course which combines sound and thoughtful theological and biblical teaching integrated with cutting edge digital media. 
  • Essential media training for leaders in Christian churches.
  • The course leadership provoked excellent discussion and brought a full learning experience to the course. 

MediaLit is open to anyone interested in engaging with the media - mass media, broadcast media, social media, community media.

Come along and add your voice to the conversation.