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Deacons on the Move!

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The Queens Foundation

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Birmingham

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**STOP PRESS - NEW LOCATION** - Please note that due to the number of people wanting to attend, the conference has been moved to a bigger venue, The Frances Young Centre at The Queens Foundation in Edgbaston, Birmingham. If you booked a ticket for the original venue at Woodbrooke's, please note that you do not need to re-book.


DEACONS ON THE MOVE is a unique day conference bringing together distinctive or 'permanent' deacons from all over the UK - endorsed by Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu:

" I am so pleased to hear of this conference for distinctive deacons. Their ministry of service and care to the church and to their communities is often hidden, yet it is a shining example of Jesus call to servant leadership. We know that the diaconate was a special and honoured vocation from the earliest times of the New Testament church. Today we thank them for their vocation, their dedication and their response to God’s call upon their life, and pray for God to encourage and bless them as they gather together." ++Justin Welby


'I am thrilled that, within the Church of England, there is a rediscovery taking place of the joys of Diaconal ministry. Certainly in the Diocese of York we have seen an increasing number of people offering themselves for diaconal ministry, and this is something that we are seeking to foster and embed as part of the vibrant life of the Church in this Diocese. I am delighted to commend this conference as a time to encourage one another in your vocation as Deacons, to share stories of all that God is doing in His Church, and to learn more of how to fulfil that Diaconal vocation to make Jesus Christ visible in our communities.' ++ John Sentamu


About the conference:

Due to the currently small numbers of distinctive deacons in the Church of England, many distinctive deacons find themselves working in relative isolation from one another, often alongside other colleagues who may not fully understand or support their ministry. The aim of this day conference is therefore to enable distinctive deacons to MEET TOGETHER to be encouraged and inspired, and to emerge better equipped to serve God in this rich ministry to which they are called.

We are delighted that our speaker will be the Revd Professor Paul Avis, author of several books on the church, ministry and mission, including A Ministry Shaped by Mission, The Identity of Anglicanism and The Vocation of Anglicanism. Paul will be talking to us about: A Flagship Ministry - Deacons and the Church's Mission.

There will also be opportunities during the day to hear and be inspired by deacons' own stories, and to share in worship together.

The conference is now being held at The Queen's Foundation, Edgaston, Birmingham in the Frances Young Centre and is easily accessible by public transport. Further details about the venue along with travel directions can be found on their website at www.queens.ac.uk. If you require overnight accommodation, rooms are available. Please contact Queen's direct at hospitality@queens.ac.uk.

With little or no training generally available to distinctive deacons at a diocesan level, one of the aims of this conference is to train and equip deacons in their ministry. Delegates are therefore encouraged to talk to their Dioceses about claiming the conference costs from Ministerial Training budgets. Unlimited tea and coffee, freshly baked cakes and biscuits, and lunch are included in the ticket price. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance by emailing Deaconsonthemove@gmail.com.



FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email deaconsonthemove@gmail.com

I booked a ticket for Woodbrooke's and my ticket has this location on it - do I need to re-book?

No, you don't need to re-book. All tickets are transferable - just remember to go to the new venue.

I booked accommodation at Woodbrooke's - what should I do?

You have two options. You can either continue to stay at Woodbrooke's (it is only 10 minutes drive away from Queens and we will ensure transport is availble for anyone who needs it), or you can cancel your accommodation at Woodbrooke's (they will refund your money as long as they have at least 24hours notice) and book a room at Queen's instead.

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B15 2QH

United Kingdom

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