So, what makes for good worship?

This session will be livestreamed.

‘Good worship’ can mean so many things to different people. Can a consensus ever be achieved? Carl Jackson chairs a panel discussion with experienced participants who represent a range of church traditions and settings, in a session which is sure to provide thought-provoking ideas and suggestions.

Chaired by the Very Revd Dominic Barrington, Dean of York

11:15-12:00 27 April 2024


Pete Gunstone

Revd Pete Gunstone is Minor Canon for Worship and Nurture at Bradford Cathedral. Equally at home in the choral and charismatic traditions, and in music from across the world, he is a musician who specialises in intercultural worship. Prior to ordination, he worked as a freelance classical musician and a church worship pastor. Highlights of his musical ministry have included programming worship for Greenbelt Festival, leading worship at the Keswick Convention, and directing music for the Lambeth Conference 2022.

Tansy Castledine

Tansy Castledine is a highly regarded British choral conductor at the forefront of the profession within Church Music. Her dynamic and engaging style is known for engendering outstanding results from the choirs with which she works, making her much in demand as a conductor, educator, and animateur.

Victoria Johnson

Canon Victoria Johnson is Precentor of York Minster where she oversees the worship and music of the cathedral. She has recently been appointed Dean of Chapel at St John’s College Cambridge. She has taught liturgy and homiletics for many years, is a member of the Mission Theology and Apologetics Group of the Church of England and the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists. She studied theology at Cambridge and at the Institute of Sacred Music and School of Divinity at Yale, USA. She is a singer and musician, and as well as singing the daily office, she currently sings in two York based chamber choirs and is a trustee of the National Centre for Early Music and The Ryedale Festival. Her book On Voice: Speech, Song and Silence, Human and Divine, will be published by Darton, Longman & Todd in 2024. She is currently researching models of evangelism shaped by music, liturgy and prayer. 

The Very Revd Dominic Barrington

The Very Revd Dominic Barrington is Dean of York


James Gilchrist
Tom Daggett
Ebor Singers
William McVicker
Carl Jackson
Victoria Johnson
Pete Gunstone
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Robert Sharpe
Hannah Davey
Tansy Castledine
Peter Asprey
Peter Aiers
Andy Thomas
Philip Moore
Alexander L’Estrange
Adrian Bawtree
Mark Keith
Alison Barrington
Roxanna Panufnik
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange