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The God who speaks through the voices of women

Talks by Sr Gemma Simmonds from Cambridge and a new series on women of the Bible are part of this summer’s offering from the God Who Speaks.

Sr Gemma Simmonds is from the Congregation of Jesus in Cambridge will be one of the speakers at a summer school organised by the Society of St Gregory.

The event, which focuses on liturgy and music, will run from August 4-6, via Zoom. This year’s theme is ‘The God Who Speaks: Celebrating, living and sharing God’s Word’.

Sr Gemma, who is part of Our Lady and the English Martyrs parish, will be joined by Sr Margaret Atkins, Fleur Dorrell, Bob Hurd, Nicholas King SJ, David McLoughlin and Dan Schutte. The speakers will explore all the different ways that God speaks to us.  

Bishop Peter Brignall, the initiator of ‘The God Who Speaks’, will introduce the two days of prayer, contemplation, discussion and debate, and there will be liturgies with music. 

Further details, and online booking, are available on   

Meanwhile Natalie Orefice, Advisor on Parish Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, has begun a monthly podcast series on Women in Scripture. To learn what biblical heroines have to teach us about faith, doubt, love, betrayal, birth, death, wealth, famine, hope, families, infertility, peace, war, joy, poverty, leadership, power and prayer, you can listen in on

This month’s general focus for the God Who Speaks is the family, and you can find more resources on

Pictured above are some of the characters from Natalie Orefice’s podcast series