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Theology in the public square - Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th July 2019 at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts.

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Annual Conference 2019

Public Square slideshow

Theology in the public square

Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th July 2019

at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts

Chair: Canon Prof Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester

Chaplain: Revd Ruth Fitter, vicar of St Paul and St Stephen’s, Gloucester

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Charisma & coercion: Manipulation and power abuse in the Church

Modern Church South West group day conference

Saturday 13th October 2018

with Canon Stephen Parson, author of

Canon Stephen Parsons will lead us as we explore this complex and difficult subject, highlighted in recent high-profile events, to reflect on how it affects the everyday life of the Church.

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Conference 2019 - book online

Booking Details:

High Leigh Conference Centre is comfortable, well-equipped, and easily accessible by car and public transport. The Centre offers a choice of:

  • Standard room: available with single or twin not double beds, washbasin in the room and tea bar in the corridor.

  • Ensuite room: available with single, twin or double beds, a shower or bath and tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

Conference fees:
  • Full residence in an en suite room per person = £250
  • Full residence in a standard room per person = £195

Modern Church members' discount (if booking before 31st March 2019) = £15 (If you are not currently a Modern Church member, here's how to join.

To secure your place:

Complete the booking form and pay a non-refundable deposit of £40.

Full payment:

We require full payment by 31st May 2019. However, full payment with your booking would save time for you and for us.


If you have to cancel within four weeks of the conference, we may need to retain the full booking fee if we cannot re-allocate your room.

Part time attendance:

We may be able to offer part-time and non-resident basis, depending on the demand for full time places. Please contact the Modern Church administrator.

Reduced fees:

We may be able to offer a reduced fee for those on very low incomes. Please contact the Modern Church administrator.

Click to book (pay non-refundable £40 deposit - balance due by 31st May 2019):

Click to book (pay in full):

Pay the balance for an existing booking:

Please select the correct balance payable for your booking:

Sponsor a student:

Modern Church is keen to offer free places to students where possible. A contribution towards the cost would be appreciated.

Optional contribution towards the cost of providing free places for students:

Please note - this payment will be taken as a separate transaction from your booking or balance payment.

Conference 2015


Seeking the Sacred:

Christianity in dialogue with other religions and the world

2015 Annual Conference of Modern Church in association with the World Congress of Faiths

Monday 13th – Thursday 16th July 2015 at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts

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Conference 2014 report

Modern Church held its Annual Conference, chaired by the Revd. Canon Professor Martyn Percy, from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th July 2014 at High Leigh Conference Centre.

The conference focussed on the question of what it might mean to identify a ‘liberal’ approach to spirituality.

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