Society holds international conferences. These usually take
place somewhere in Europe, but we have enjoyed occasional visits
to the United States of America. In the past the European venues
have tended to alternate between the British Isles and the European
next Conference will be
from 24th-28th August
2018 in DURHAM in the North-East of England.
The Title is 'CHRIST
IS ALIVE! REALLY? WHERE?'
We shall explore ways
of finding the real presence of Christ in the Cosmos, in Conflict
and in Conflict Resolution, in Liturgy, in Music and in the
World Around Us.
The conference will
be based in St Chad's College in the heart of the city and just
across the road from the cathedral.
A brochure has been
circulated to members and can be found here.
A booking form can
be found here.
Our last International Conference took place in
Visby, Sweden, from 19th-23rd August 2016
The theme was 'Churches:
Constant Yet Ever Changing' and we considered ways
in which the Church has always adapted so as to communicate
the Christian faith in ways appropriate to different times and
contexts, and some of the ways in which it might need to do
- you can find a brief summary of our activities by clicking
To read Richard Wottle's
presentation, 'The Body of Christ and the Pearl of the Baltic
Sea - Past and Present on Gotland', click here.
- and we have enjoyed a most informative and relaxing journey
round the south of the Island of Gotland. To see where we went
and what we did, please click here.
- it has rained a lot, but we have been indoors most of the
time! To see what we have been doing, and to read about some
of our worship and the presentations we have enjoyed, click
To read the presentation
by Sally Barnes and Eliza Zikmane, 'The Tyranny of the Normal',
You can find Michael Ipgrave's
Johan Dalman's own summary
of his presentation on the Porvoo Agreement and some thoughts
about personal spirituality is available here.
Anna Norman-Walker's presentation
about'Worship as Mission' is here.
The PowerPoint slides
Anna used can be viewed here.
- the sun has been shining again. To see what we have been enjoying
today please click here.
presentation on the challenge presented to Christian mission
by religious indifference can be found here.
We had five excellent
workshops presented by our members. Two of them involved no
written text, but outlines of the other three can be found
Workshop 3 'Christian
Faith and Corruption' here
Workshop 4 'Culture in
the Church' here
Workshop 5 'Reformation500'
You can read Jonas Jonson's
masterly summing up of the conference here.
- the conference ended with a Final Eucharist. You can read
about it by clicking here.
for a precis of the sermon preached by Bishop Martin Lind.
Conference before that was held at the
Lajos Ordass Lutheran Church Conference Centre at Révfülöp
on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, 12th-16th September 2014.
The title was
NOT LITTLE FLOCK' : THE VOCATION OF MINORITY CHURCHES TODAY
Everyone seems to have found
it a very good and enjoyable event. The weather could have been
kinder, but the worship, presentations, outings, leisure times
and accommodation all combined to create a valuable programme.
People came from 20 different countries, and representatives
of a number of tiny minority Churches were
delighted to be able to share their experience.
A brief report is available here.
You can download the presentations by clicking
on the links below.
Fabiny handout : and audio
Bouwman : Michael
Buda : Madeleine
Groeben : Jorge
You can also see a reaction to the whole
conference written by some of the Hungarian participants here
If you would like to
get a flavour of what our conferences are like here
is a report of the one we held in 2012 in the UK
And if you would like
to read about some of our earlier conferences, click here.