2018 Conference

We have before us an amazing opportunity to impact our nation for Christ!

The question for us in our Deaneries is:

  • How can we in the Deanery make the most of that opportunity?
  • How can the Deanery be a Living agent for change and Social Justice?
  • How can we, ordained and lay together, enable one another to live out the Good News of Jesus in all our life, not only in church-based ministry on a Sunday but in work and school, in gym and shop, in field and factory, Monday to Saturday?

The conference will hear from people who are doing and have done this, and discuss with them and others how Deaneries can contribute to the mission and ministry of the church of the future.

The Deaneries have a key role as engines of discipleship, Social Justice and evangelism to empower, liberate and disciple the 98% of the Church of England who are not ordained and therefore set them free for fruitful, faithful mission and ministry, influence, leadership and, most importantly, vibrant relationships with Jesus in all of life.

Whether you are new and just starting out at this Deanery thing or an experienced hand, this conference is an opportunity to explore possibilities, learn from and share experiences, and build confidence to enable the Deanery be a key component in the delivery of the vision of the Church of the future.

The Accommodation

The majority of the accommodation is double bedded located in the Lakeside Centre with a limited number of twin bedded rooms available in the Alan Booth Centre.

The Cost per delegate:    Residential:   £ 274    Non Resident:  £223
Residential Block Bookings (min. 4 delegates): £257 save £17 per delegate

The Date:

5 October 2018 (registration: 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.) –
7 October 2018 (concludes after lunch)

The Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre

The Hayes is situated in the Amber Valley in the heart of picturesque Derbyshire just 5 miles from Junction 28 of the M1. The Hayes offers a high standard of modern en suite accommodation. For the 2016 conference we will be using the state of the art Derbyshire conference suite at the Conference Centre.

  • The Rt Revd Martin Seeley: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
    Bishop Martin is passionate that Christians make a difference in our communities; “We want to have flourishing congregations in our communities, making a difference for the good of our communities and deaneries are integral to achieving this.”
  • Nick Shepherd: Programme Director for Setting God’s People Free
    Nick directs this key initiative of the Archbishop’s Council - to deepen discipleship, nurture collaborative leadership and inspire the whole people of God to play their part in a renewed church active in God’s mission across all sectors of our society.
  • The Revd Mark Aitken
    The Revd Mark Aitken moved in January 2013 to become Master of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine. He had expected to be a parish priest for all of his ministry but his path has turned out to be rather different to the one he foresaw...
  • Andy Broom: Archdeacon of the East Riding
    As Director Mission & Ministry in the Derby Diocese he led a review that paved the way to significant deanery changes and has overseen as similar process in York that places the Deanery in a pivotal role in mission, ministry and discipleship.
  • Rt Revd Adrian Newman Bishop of Stepney
    He describes himself as a social entrepreneur, committed to human flourishing and the re-enchantment of society. His role is to lead the church in serving the changing society of East London; addressing the challenges of significant child poverty, and the high-end economy of Canary Wharf.
  • The Rt Revd Alison White: Bishop of Hull
    Routed in Parish Ministry Bishop Alison served as Director of Mission and Pastoral Studies at Cranmer Hall, a diocesan Director of Ordinands, as Adviser for Spirituality and Spiritual Direction and a national role with the Spring Board Team.
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