Readers Conference

Annual Readers’ Weekend Residential Conference

Friday, 26th – Sunday, 28th February 2016, Brunel Manor, Torquay

Friday, 24th – Sunday, 26th February 2017, Brunel Manor, Torquay

Friday, 23rd – Sunday, 25th February 2018, Brunel Manor, Torquay

This is the major opportunity for ministerial development each year, held normally over the last weekend of February. Readers and Readers in Training from all parts of the diocese meet at Brunel Manor, Torquay for a time of fellowship, worship and theological input.

2016 Weekend: 26th – 28th February 2016

Our main speakers this year are the Rev. Dr Tim Gibson, the Rev. Canon Anna Norman-Walker, the Rev. Hilary Dawson, and Jan Lees, a Reader in the diocese. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of Reader ministry in the Church of England, and we will be looking at the theme of ‘Celebration’ and its expression throughout the Christian year. Bishop Sarah, our new Bishop of Crediton, will also be joining us on Sunday morning to lead a Bible study and to preside and preach at the Eucharist.

Previous Brunel Weekends

2015: ‘Reconciliation: Embracing the Different’

Session 1: The Theology of Reconciliation. Ven. Christopher Futcher.

Session 2: A Practice of Reconciliaton. Anne Foreman

Session 3: Issues around worship and reconciliation. Andrew Maries

Session 4: A Light Look at Church Music. Andrew Maries

2014: ‘The Gospel in difficult circumstances – Building on Memory – Flanders Fields to Wayside Shrines’

Session 1:  Moments and personalities from the Great War. Simon Bloxam-Rose

Session 2:  Words, music and symbols in times of grief. Andrew Godsall

Session 3:  Armed Forces (or Army) Chaplaincy Today. Simon Bloxam-Rose

Session 4:  Combined Services Reminiscences & Dreams? Ven. John Rawlings (RN)

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