Diocesan Conference

The Diocesan Conference 2020

Renewing vision for ministry in a changing world

Tuesday 6th October from 9:30am to 4pm

and Wednesday 7th October from 9:30am to 1pm

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited about our plans to gather online for this year’s diocesan conference and we now have the details of how to book on.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Renewing vision for ministry in a changing world’ and we are delighted to have Bishop Emma Ineson as one of our keynote speakers. Bishop Emma will help us think about Godly Ambition and what Jesus had to say about power, success and how we can lead well without distraction. We will also spend time with our Bishops exploring wider strategic questions around the shape of ministry in the coming months and consider the opportunity for further transformational change at this important season in the life of the diocese.  In addition, on Tuesday afternoon there will be optional webinars, consultation slots with Jubilee House Staff for support relating to various aspects of mission and ministry and opportunities for prayer ministry.  Alternatively, you could use this time to refresh yourself with a walk or other suitable opportunity for spiritual and physical nourishment.

We will be using Zoom meetings in an imaginative way that helps everyone to participate and get the most out of our time together. Full instructions on how to join will be sent out in due course.  The conference is for clergy and others who share in the local leadership of the church.

The booking form can be accessed here . The conference is free but we do require you to book on to allow us to manage the conference well and there is a limit to the numbers we can host on the Zoom meeting. The deadline for booking on the conference is Friday 18th September.

Please note, it is a requirement for all licensed clergy to attend as part of their Continuing Ministerial Development and if you are unable to do so, please can you let Catriona, catriona@southwell.anglican.org know so we can pass your apologies onto the Bishops.