The National Deaneries Network

Conference Update: 2020 Conference – Cancelled

Deanery Briefing plus New dates and venue for
NDN Conference Announced:

Friday 8 October  – Sunday 10 October 2021
at Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire

Given the current circumstances, that it will not come as a surprise that we have had to take the decision to cancel the conference this year. We have been watching closely how things have been developing. With the Government’s latest announcements regarding the phased lifting of the lock down and the furlough support being extended into October we felt this was really the right thing to do.

All is not lost though …. New Conference and Deanery Briefings Launched

We have been busy looking to the future and have been making plans for some online Deanery Briefings starting in June as well as making arrangements for a conference next year, 2021, when we will also be moving to a new venue.

Put the dates for the 2021 conference in your diary now: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th October 2021 at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire. Details of the new venue here: https://www.yarnfieldpark.com/.

Details of the first Deanery Briefings click here for details. These will focus on the financial impact and how we move forward followed by looking strategically at the shape of the church and our ministry post lockdown and then theological thinking to underpin where we are at.

We will then be looking at a series of briefing about how we make the most of the new ways of being “church” we have learnt from being isolated and to develop our mission and ministry around them.

The National Deaneries Network is committed to the support and development of deaneries as units for mission and ministry. It was formerly known as the Church House Deaneries Group and the steering group continues to meet in Church House Westminster.

The Network organises a conference every two years which is particularly valued by Lay Chairs and Area Deans as a space for mutual support, networking and shared learning.

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