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17th October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm


WATCH members are warmly invited to attend this year’s online AGM and Annual Programme. 

The formal business meeting runs from 9.30 am-10.45 am.  See the Schedule for the rest of the day’s programme: Talk, Worship, Review of the Strategic Plan and Social Break-Out  rooms to connect informally (coffee and lunch breaks).  

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Professor Linda Woodhead MBE who will present a Talk mid-morning. With the dramatic acceleration of many social trends due to the pandemic and the necessary adaptations by worshipping communities, Linda’s presence among us could not be more timely.  

Our annual get-togethers always offer a mixture of encouragement and challenge as we think about what we have done, endured, and celebrated this past year, and what we are hoping and praying for.

Talk by Linda Woodhead

“God-change: from God the Father to animism – and more” 

(With a strong gender dimension.)

LINDA WOODHEAD MBE is Distinguished Professor of Religion and Society at Lancaster University and Director of the Institute of Social Futures. Her books include That Was the Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People (with Andrew Brown), Christianity: A Very Short IntroductionReligion and Change in Modern Britain (with Rebecca Catto) and The Spiritual Revolution (with Paul Heelas).  She has just completed a collaborative study of 18-25 year olds in the UK and USA to be published by University of Chicago Press in 2021.  Linda is a regular broadcaster and commentator on religion.

This is how the day looks…

9.00 am
Meeting is live for login/registration via Zoom Online or telephone call-in

9.30 am
Start AGM – Business meeting

10.45 am 
Break – 30 mins with optional social breakout rooms

11.15 am 
Talk with Q&A – Linda Woodhead MBE

12.45 pm
Lunch break – 1 hour with optional social breakout rooms

1.45 pm

2.00 pm
Strategic plan – review and discussion

2.45 pm
Feedback / Social breakout rooms

3.15 pm

Documentation for the AGM can be found here.


17th October 2020
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
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Claire Creese