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Conferences

Church Society is involved in hosting four annual conferences: the Church Society Conference, the Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference, the Fellowship Conference, and the ReNew conference.

forthcoming conferences

2020 Regional Conferences
This year, as part of our commitment to supporting churches around the country, Church Society will be hosting a series of four regional conferences, replacing our usual annual day conference. These will be on the subject of episcopacy, in principle and in practice, and will be particularly suitable for clergy and lay leaders of local churches. Lee Gatiss will be speaking at all four events, and we are delighted that our President, Rod Thomas, has also agreed to be on the panel for the Q&A session at the end of the day. More information is available here.

Each conference will run from 1.30-4pm as follows:
March 3rd in Manchester featuring Lee Gatiss, Rob Munro and Rod Thomas
March 25th in Bristol featuring Lee Gatiss, Simon Austen and Rod Thomas
May 5th in Birmingham featuring Lee Gatiss, Rod Thomas and a third speaker tbc.
June 17th in London featuring Lee Gatiss, Mark Burkill and Rod Thomas.

The Church Society AGM will be held on the evening of Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at St Michael’s Chester Square, London. Official notice of this will be given in due course.

Annual Conferences

Fellowship Conference
For many years the ‘Fellowship of Word and Spirit Conference’, this conference continues to be an important part of our annual calendar. The conference offers theologically rigorous Reformed teaching, with ample opportunity built into the programme for application, reflection and prayer. We welcome all clergy and lay people to this conference, usually held over three days in January or February.

Dates for future conferences:
2021: 1st-3rd Feb, King’s Park, Northampton
2022: 31st Jan-2nd Feb, Cloverley Hall, Shropshire
2023: 30th Jan-1st Feb, tbc
2024: 5th-7th Feb, King’s Park, Northampton

Resources from previous conferences:
2020: Preaching to the Heart
2019: Live the Word: refreshment from the Reformed doctrine of Scripture
2018: Crying in the Wilderness: Post-Christendom Mission

Church Society Conference
This annual day conference addresses key issues for the contemporary Church of England from biblical, historical and pastoral perspectives. The Church Society Conference is usually held in May, and the Church Society AGM takes place during the conference.

Resources from previous conferences:

2019: Redeeming Love and Faith
2018: ‘Flourish: a strategy for gospel growth in the Church of England
2017: Knowing God and Making Him Known
2016: Be Faithful! Remaining steadfast in the Church of England Today
2015: Transforming the Church
2014: ‘Positively Anglican!’.

Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference
Established by John Richardson in 2011, Church Society has hosted this conference since 2014. It is specifically for those who are ‘junior’, that is anyone considering ministry in the Church of England, lay or ordained, through training, curacy and the first few years of incumbency or the equivalent. The conference aims to help anyone in that category be more effective as an Anglican Evangelical, making the most of every opportunity to reach the lost for Jesus, build up the church through his word, and send workers into God’s harvest field. JAEC is usually held in the last week of August.

Resources from previous conferences:
2019: The Future Starts Now
2018: The Gospel in the Parish
2017: Reforming and Renewing the Church
2016: Reach, Build, Send
2015: Feed My Sheep
2014: The Effective Anglican
2013: Confident and Equipped

ReNew
The ReNew conference seeks to advance Anglican Evangelicalism across the UK with an agenda of pioneering, establishing and securing healthy Anglican churches. ReNew seeks to support both Church Society and AMiE in their work, and we are glad to be partners with this annual conference, usually held in September. Resources from the ReNew conference can be found on the ReNew website.