Preacher Gym: A Sacred Playground for Creative Exploration

November 7, 2015
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON

Preacher Gym: A Sacred Playground for Creative Exploration


This program is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College and Five Oaks and will be held in Woodstock.

Beginning and ending with prayer, this workshop invites participants to consider embodiment as an essential aspect of preaching. Florence McGregor works within theatre and church to teach classical vocal and physical modalities to enhance performance and delivery. Based in a deep love for the spiritual connection of text and sound within the body, this series of workshops will move through physical and vocal warm-ups to textual, vocal and emotional exercises, an analysis and practice of classical reading through pronunciation and punctuation to enhance the presentation of sacred texts. The workshops explore being physically and emotionally present for the purposes of creating Divine intimacy with each other and with sacred texts in our churches.

During the last 15 years Florence has been teaching and studying classical vocal and physical modalities that practice the specific and sacred connection/relationship between ‘actor – audience’ and ‘preacher – congregation’. “Preacher Gym” was one of the workshops at the Toronto Festival of Preaching this year.



Saturday November 7, 2015

St. David’s United Church, Woodstock from 10:00-3:00 p.m.

Workshop fee is $50.00 (plus HST), includes lunch.

Registration available through Emmanual College – Preacher Gym Registration

Deadline for registration: Friday, October 30, 2015. For further information contact Betsy Anderson 416-813-4096 or [email protected].

To view information on line, click here.

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