Women have been integral and influential leaders in the church for centuries. Are you being called to take your place?
The Diocese of London is hosting a day conference for women aged 15-30 who are interested in exploring their vocation.
The day is deliberately interactive, and will be inspiring. There will be a panel of speakers including the Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, and the opportunity to explore different issues around ministry through workshops.
There will be space to think, pray, and chat with others.
Please come and join to reflect, explore and deepen your understanding of vocation.
Building on the success of the first Women’s Voices Conference in June 2015, Women’s Voices (2) will further explore the importance of women’s voices to the life of the church.
In 2016 we explore how, through preaching, we create safe and sacred space that takes account of our experience as gendered people.
All are welcome, though the event will be of particular interest for anyone, lay or ordained, with responsibility for planning and leading worship.
The keynote speaker is Revd Dr Kate Bruce, author of Igniting the Heart: Preaching and Imagination, and Deputy Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham, who will consider how we might use the imagination in preaching to create spaces that are safe and sacred for women listeners.
Workshops will include:
- Approaching the Old Testament as a Woman – Revd Dr Jenni Williams, Tutor in Old Testament at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, and author of God Remembered Rachel.
- Prophetic Preaching – Revd Liz Shercliff, Director of Studies in the Diocese of Chester, tutor in Homiletics and regular contributor to The Preacher magazine, with Revd Lynita Conradie, Methodist minister and human rights lawyer.
- Men Making Safe Spaces for Women – Revd Gary O’Neill, Director of Studies for Ordinands in the Diocese of Chester, tutor in Theological Reflection
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise dietary or other requirements when booking. There is no charge for this event
Booking is essential.
by email or phone 01928 718834 ext 257
The closing date for bookings is Wednesday, 31 August 2016