Hi there! You won't be at all surprised to hear that the pandemic has had an impact on our preparations for the Thyateira Deanery's annual Conference & Festival, which is planned to happen on the weekend of the 28th to 31st May 2021 (what hasn't been impacted by the pandemic!) but you may be surprised that we are even contemplating it happening at all, let alone seriously planning to deliver it (or as much of it as we can) in our usual venue of High Leigh, Hoddesdon.
Although High Leigh is currently mothballed until the Spring, our booking with them is a firm one, until the government should decree otherwise: we can also be assured that the staff at High Leigh will make every effort to ensure that any event at the venue will be 'Covid-secure'; and on this basis we are planning to cope with any possible changes that we may need to make in the way that certain activities - within the event - are conducted.
We have decided to keep the theme/title of what should have been our 2020 renewal - 'A Cloud of Witnesses: Saints and Teachers of our day and their message for us' - to be our theme/title for next year's event; and a number of next year's speakers, would have been some of those speaking to us this year.
We have revamped the information about this annual event on our website and we would encourage you to take a look (anyone who has never attended the event should be especially encouraged to take a look) we hope that it gives everyone a fuller picture of what sort of event it is; our preliminary poster can be found below and can be downloaded and printed for display in parishes/communities, where this is appropriate. Please see the information below in green for the different web/printing options for the poster.
We hope to be able to accept bookings early in the New Year: please watch out for further Conference Newsletters. Click on the poster below to see it full size, or right-click > "Save Link As..." to download a web-version of the poster. Use the buttons below to download home (no crops) or professional (with crops) printing versions. 3mb 15mb 7mb 46mb
By the web-admins,
Annual Deanery Conference & Festival