Enabling all ages to grow in faith


Anna Chaplaincy and Dementia Conference 2021

Breathing in Hope: working with stories of change

Are you interested in older people’s ministry? Anna Chaplaincy in Cumbria invites you to attend their free online conference with guest speakers Keith Albans, Kathryn Lord and Debbie Thrower.

When: 18 September 2021
Time: 10.00 am–3.30 pm
Where: online (Zoom)
Cost: free


The Rhythms of Life

24-hour seasonal retreat days with Mark Berry and David Cole (author of The Celtic Year, Celtic Lent and Celtic Advent).

When: September and December
Time: Midday to midday (24 hours)
Where: online (Zoom)

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Faith in Older People and Anna Chaplaincy webinar

Are you interested in developing ministry to older people in Scotland? Faith in Older People are hosting a free webinar with BRF’s Anna Chaplaincy team.

When: 28 September 2021
Time: 2.30 pm–4.30 pm
Where: online
Cost: free

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Parenting for Faith course – teens focus

Parenting for Faith will be running a one-off online Parenting for Faith course specifically for the parents and carers of teens, or people who work with or who have teens in their life. Rachel Turner will be delivering the sessions live during the autumn term as we explore and learn what parenting for faith looks like when you have teenagers.

When: Every Wednesday, 29 September – 24 November (not 27 October).
Time: 7:30 pm–9.00 pm
Where: online (Zoom)
Cost: Individual/household ticket – £15; church host ticket – £50

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Here I am, Lord: A time to review and renew our calling

As we emerge from this disruptive season, how do we discern the way forward in our ministries and calling? What do we need to pick up again? What do we need to let go of? What does God ask of us as we step out into the world again? Join us for an online day to listen to God and refresh your vision.

When: 9 October 2021
Time: 10.00 am–3.00 pm
Where: online (Zoom)
Cost: Individual ticket – £15; household ticket – £25 (up to three people)

Parenting as a Church Leader Days

Parenting as a Church Leader

Being a church leader affects every part of our lives, including our families. Parenting as a church leader can feel like a lonely journey. Join other church leaders for four online sessions on Thursday evenings in November. Hear the results of research, share your experience with others, talk honestly about your journey, hear from those who’ve walked this path before and pick up new strategies to help your family thrive.

When: Thursdays 4, 11, 18, 25 November 2021
Time: 7.45 pm–9.00 pm
Where: online (Zoom)
Cost: £20.00, including a copy of the book Parenting as a Church Leader (normally £9.99).

The Forge Gathering

The Forge North – SOLD OUT!

The Forge is a residential retreat for children’s, youth and families leaders which is taking place at the Mermaid Inn, Thorncliffe, in the beautiful Peak District. Hosted by Rachel Turner and the Parenting for Faith team, it’s a space where you get to connect with other leaders who understand the ministry world, to learn from each other, to be encouraged and inspired through teaching and worship, and where you will feel loved, known and understood.

When: Monday 8 November – Wednesday 10 November 2021
Time: Monday 8, 1.00 pm – Wednesday 10, 2.30 pm
Where: The Mermaid Inn, Thorncliffe, nr Leek, ST13 8UN
Cost: £160

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

This November you’re invited to join us for an evening to celebrate all things Advent and Christmas. Advent can be a particularly busy time of year so we’re taking some time out just ahead of the season to slow down, unwind, and make room to reflect on the season to come. Join us to bring in the season with music from Lou Fellingham, crafts with Katie Norman, and some thought-provoking sessions with authors Amy Boucher Pye and Jo Swinney.

When: Thursday 18 November 2021
Where: online (Zoom)
Cost: £10.00 per ticket


Introduction to Ministry Among Older People

Introduction to Ministry Among Older People

This weekend course run by BRF’s Anna Chaplaincy and Cliff College is for anyone supporting older people or interested in the changing nature of spirituality in later life.

When: 14-16 January 2022
Where: In person at Cliff College in the Derbyshire Peak District
Cost: £180, including accommodation and meals