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Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Prevention and Treatment

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With Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) now classified as a “national threat”, the onus is on all professionals working with children and young people to be alert to young victims, perpetrators and those at risk of abuse and exploitation.

This essential one-day national conference will provide first-hand insight on good practice in tackling the issue in all its forms, including intra-familial abuse and child sexual exploitation.

You will hear from expert speakers and practitioners from around the country including leading figures from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, NSPCC, Barnardo’s and CEOP.

Where and when? 18 march 2016 in London
More details? click here

Ministering to Children conference at Moorlands College


In collaboration with Moorlands College we are running a Ministering to Children Conference on Saturday 27th February 2016

We shall be looking at –

• How children develop and grow
• Principles of running events for children
• Child Spirituality
• Ministering to preschool children

The event has always been very popular over the years, and we hope to develop these mornings over the coming months.

Where: Moorlands College, Sopley, Christchurch, BH23 7AT
When: Saturday 27 February 2016, 9.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: £20 for the conference, or £25 for the conference and lunch

Click the link for a poster: Ministering to Children Conference 2016

For more information, contact events@moorlands.ac.uk or phone 01425 674500



Follow: a Christian day festival for 21st century disciples

follow 2016Hosted by the Central Readers’ Council of the Church of England and open to all:

Motivational teaching, practical resource centre, inspiring worship, 24-7 prayer, world food, Messy Church

With Paula Gooder, Mark Greene, Mark Russell, Pete James, Debbie Thrower and many others

Lucy, Jane and Martyn will all be there running Messy Church, leading seminars and looking forward to chatting to as many of you as possible.

Where: De Montfort Hall, Leicester

When: 16 July 2016 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

For further information and to book visit www.readers.cofe.anglican.org or tel 0116 233 3111

Cost: £5 per ticket, under 5s free. Block booking advised as there is a £3 booking fee per booking


Messy Church Conference 2016

messy church conference 2016

Celebrating and learning with the worldwide family of Messy Church

When: Monday, 16 May 2016 – 12:00pm to Wednesday, 18 May 2016 – 2:30pm

Where: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG. UK

An unmissable opportunity for all those involved in or interested in developing Messy Church to come together to share good practice and discover the latest developments in the fields of Messy mission and discipleship. Most importantly it is a chance to meet the Messy Church team and other practitioners from across the world. For all of us it will be a joy to seek God’s help with the way forward in our different nations and to make sure that, as it grows, it remains a global interdependent network based on godly friendship and mutual respect.

Messy Church is the most commonly used example of a fresh expression of church, with around 3000 registered examples across about 20 countries. What is being learnt in and through Messy Church is of benefit to anyone involved in other forms of fresh expression or more traditional church ministry.

Who is it for?

Particularly those with a strategic missional role locally, regionally or nationally such as:
•National and Regional Coordinators of Messy Church
•Mission Enablers and other church leaders who want to explore the possibilities of Messy Church in their country or region
•National or local Fresh Expressions Coordinators
•Leaders and teams of local Messy Churches from countries outside the UK
•Leaders and teams of Messy Churches in the UK

Click here for full details of what’s on, price and how to book

Prayer Spaces in Schools day conferences 2015

Day conferences in schools

Who are the day conferences for?

The Prayer Spaces in Schools Day Conferences are for everyone. And this year, they’re going to be better than ever. They’re for those who are just starting out and want to know how to take the first steps towards their first prayer space. And they’re for those who have run dozens of prayer spaces and want to take things further. They’re for those who want to swap creative ideas, those who want to find new friends and collaborators, and they’re for those who want to explore the purpose and ongoing impact of prayer spaces more deeply.

Basically, if you’re interested or involved in running prayer spaces in schools in any way, these Day Conferences are for you.

This year’s conferences take place as follows:

NORTH: Saturday 26th September, 10.30am-5pm
St George’s Conference Centre in LEEDS.
Cost £20

SOUTH: Saturday 3rd October, 10.30am-5pm
St Paul’s Shadwell in LONDON.
Cost £20

Click here for full details

Household of Faith Conference with the legend John Westerhoff, 17-19 July


Andy and I are quite beside ourselves with excitement about the opportunity this July to spend 3 days at Sussex University at the Household of Faith Conference in Brighton. The keynote speaker is John Westerhoff, legendary author of Will Our Children Have Faith, with equally exceptional guests speakers including Lucy Moore off of Messy Church, +Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and previously Bishop of Southampton and more being announced…

The best news is… You can come with us! In fact, we’d love nothing more than a bunch of us to be able to go from the Diocese of Winchester, to take part in this amazing event…

Tickets are on sale now at a discounted price of £275 for the full three days of conference, full board, prices rise to £300 on the 1st April, so get in quick…

Literally can’t wait…