Being Mindful, Being Christian

An invitation to mindful discipleship


Launching our book, with Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt (Ripon College, Cuddesdon) & Dr Miguel Farias (Coventry University)


On Saturday 1st April we will be holding an event to celebrate the publication this year of the BACiP book, Being Mindful, Being Christian: a guide to mindful discipleship. Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt, theologian and neuropsychologist, will be addressing the content and intention of the book as a contribution to the church’s view of mindfulness, and Dr Miguel Farias, Reader in Cognitive and Biological Psychology at the University of Coventry, will speak on ‘Do Christians need mindfulness?’. Following the publication of his book The Buddha Pill, in 2015 Miguel was dubbed the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness by the popular press for his critical approach to the subject. The half-day conference promises to be an interesting and  diverse discussion of the subject. Please do join us.

We will be gathering at KingsGate Community Church. KingsGate is a high quality conference venue with ample parking, a short taxi ride from Peterborough station. The day costs £50 for members, £60 non-members and £25 for students. Both books will be available for purchase on the day.



DATE: Saturday 1st April 2017

TIME:  11am-4pm including lunch

VENUE: KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Peterborough, PE1 4YT

TO BOOK: Please register here.




Past Conferences

Conferences are the main visible output of BACIP. They are what the majority of Steering Group’s time and thought goes into, and we warmly invite you to join us at our next conference. They are always greatly appreciated times of learning, personal challenge, and fellowship. Annual Conferences take place in the Spring, and Day Conferences take place in the Autumn. Become a member to have access to conference material.


Past Residential Conferences (Annual Conferences)

  • 2016 – Refuel: How to balance work, life, faith and church – without burning out, Dr Kate Middleton
  • 2015 – Gratitude & Guilt: The Psychology of Thankfulness and Forgiveness, Dr Liz Gulliford
  • 2014 – Altered States of Consciousness: Hypnosis, Anaesthesia and Mysticism, Prof Michael Wang, Dr Barry Hart, Dr Roger Bretherton
  • 2013 – Mindfulness and Christian Meditation, Shaun Lambert and Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt.
  • 2012 – The Bible and Psychology, Dr Jon Loose, Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt.
  • 2011 – Psychologists serving the church, Dr Sara Savage, Dr Eolene Boyd-MacMillan, Jean Reed, Dr Kate Middleton.
  • 2010 – Conflict in Relationships: Understand it, Transform it, Dr Sara Savage and Eolene Boyd-MacMillan.
  • 2009 – Dr Larry Crabb – My Journey into Spiritual Direction: Confessions of a Renegade Psychologist
  • 2008 A Sword Between the Sexes: C.S. Lewis and the Psychology of Gender, Prof Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
  • 2007 – Why would anyone believe in God? A Christian view of evolutionary psychology, Justin Barrett
  • 2006 – Religion in the Consulting Room? Professor Siang-Yiang Tan
  • 2005 – Motivation and Change: Christian Perspectives, Professor William R Miller
  • 2004 – Sex, Sexuality, and Relationships: Christian and Psychological Perspectives, Professor David G Myers
  • 2003 – Forgiveness, Professor Everett Worthington Jr.
  • 2002 – Psychology serving the Church, Fraser Watts, Rebecca Nye and Sara Savage.
  • 2001 – Neuropsychology, Evolution and the Human Condition, Professor Malcolm Jeeves.


Past Day Conferences

  • 2016 – The Calling of the Psychologist, Jamie Hacker Hughes
  • 2014 – The Story We Find Ourselves In: The Christianity-Psychology dialogue in the UK so far..., Dr John Hall.
  • 2013 – Dementia and being human: Spirituality in a strange land, Professor Bob Woods.
  • 2012 – The Mindful Christian
  • 2011 – Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality in Dialogue, Debbie Malki and Brendan Callaghan SJ.
  • 2010 – The psychology of prayerfulness and spiritual practice, Rev Dr Fraser Watts.
  • 2009 – Children’s Spirituality, Dr Rebecca Nye.
  • 2008 – Post Traumatic Growth, Rev Dr Joanna Collicutt McGrath.
  • 2007 – The Psychology of Church: Leaders and Congregations, Professor Leslie J Francis.
  • 2006 – The Psychology of Fundamentalism, Professor Peter Hill and Dr Sara Savage
  • 2005 – New Directions in Forgiveness, Professor Everett Worthington Jr.

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