Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminars (SEMS)

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SEMS are aimed at resourcing church leaders and others who want to see local churches strengthened and encouraged through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.  Each year a range of speakers are invited to address a variety of subjects.  In each programme of meetings we endeavour to provide:

  • Stimulus to think through important spiritual and theological issues in the light of the Scriptures
  • Equipping to be accurate in handling the Biblical text
  • Reminders of vital lessons from church history
  • Help in thinking through practical issues related to the life of a local church

SEMS enable men and women from across the spectrum of evangelical churches to engage with one another about ministry in a helpful way.  The organisers are committed to what are often called ‘Reformation Principles.’

The seminars are organised by five ministers of SGP churches:  David Sprouse, Phil Wells, Marc Lloyd, Graham Nicholls and Jon Hobbs.


  • SEMS are held on Monday mornings five times a year at The Tiger, All Saints’ Church, Lindfield, RH16 2HS.  There is car parking at the church.
  • Refreshments are served from 9.30am and the seminars run from 10am to 12.30pm, with a coffee break.  There is an option to stay on for lunch afterwards – bring your own or book a sandwich lunch in advance.
  • The cost of each seminar is £5.00 but there is a discount for those who pay for the whole academic year in advance of the first seminar (five seminars for the price of four).
  • Recordings of most SEMS can be found on the SGP website, here.


  • To book for all five sessions in 2014/2015, click here
  • To book for Monday 6 October 2014 (Science and Christianity), click here
  • To book for Monday 8 December 2014 (Understanding and Preaching Hebrews), click here
  • To book for Monday 26 January 2015 (The Trinity and Ministry Today), click here
  • To book for Monday 16 March 2015 (Questions on Marriage and Divorce), click here
  • To book for Monday 18 May 2015 (Only 66?), click here

For further information or printed copies of the brochure, please contact the SEMS Administrator:
Miriam Upton, 2 Tanners Mead, Staplefield, West Sussex, RH17 6EH.
Tel: 01444 400 675.  Email:

The planning group is chaired by David Sprouse:  01444 473 531 or



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