"Since our sweet Jesus is so good, compassionate and kind, why should you despair? We seek one small thing from Him, and He gives us so much! We ask for one beam of light, and He gives us Himself as all Light, Truth, and Love. So humble yourself and rest all your hope in Him."
Elder Joseph the Hesychast [087]

THE ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN

ARCHDIOCES OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND IRELAND

Archdiocesan Conference 2018

Nurturing the Parish Community

with His Eminence, Metropolitan Silouan

 

Monday 28th May (3.00 pm) to

Wednesday 30th May (2.00 pm) 2018

Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

About the Conference

This year, at the direction of His Eminence Metropolitan Silouan, we shall explore how we can  all contribute to our Christian community life in our parishes throuogh prayer, study, caring and wider community work. Looking forward, perhaps, to when we shall have our own monastery in the Archdiocese, we shall also consider what makes for a halth monastic experience.

All are Welcome!

ARCHDIOCESAN CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2018

"NURTURING THE PARISH COMMUNITY"

MONDAY 28th MAY VENUE
03:00pm Registration LAKESIDE
03:45pm Tea TERRACE
05:00pm Welcome to the Conference: His Eminence, Metropolitan Silouan CHAPEL
05:15pm Conference Housekeeping: Archpriest Gregory Hallam CHAPEL
05:30pm Vespers CHAPEL
06:45pm Evening meal (bar open 6:15pm) DINING ROOM
08:00pm With Love from the Archdiocese: We all gather with our Metropolitan to renew friendships and share with each other the blessings and challenges in our respective communities. DERBYSHIRE HALL
Bar open 9:30pm to 11:00pm TERRACE
   

 TUESDAY 29th MAY

07:30am Orthros (Matins) CHAPEL
08:30am Breakfast DINING ROOM
09:45am 1st Talk: The Praying Community
Archpriest Gregory Hallam
DERBYSHIRE HALL
10:45am Morning coffee DERBYSHIRE HALL
11:15am 2nd Talk: The Learning Community
Fr. Alexander Tefft
DERBYSHIRE HALL
12:15pm Free time
12:45pm Lunch DINING ROOM
02:30pm 3rd Talk: The Caring Community
Subdeacon Ioannis Brydges
DERBYSHIRE HALL
03:45pm Afternoon tea  DERBYSHIRE HALL
04:30pm 4th Talk: The Community in a Multicultural Britain and Ireland Father Deacon Filip Lommaert DERBYSHIRE HALL
05:30pm Free Time  
05:45pm Vespers CHAPEL
06:45pm Evening meal (bar opens 6:15pm) DINING ROOM
08:15pm 5th Talk: A Monastic Community
Sister Magdalen (Monastery of St John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights)
DERBYSHIRE HALL
(bar open 9:30pm to 11:00pm)  

 

WEDNESDAY 31st MAY

 
06:00am Orthros (Matins) (chapel open from 5:30am) CHAPEL
07:00am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy CHAPEL
08:45am Continental Breakfast Buffet  DINING ROOM
  Please clear rooms no later than 10:00am. Bags may be left in the Derbyshire Hall  
09:30am 6th Talk: Witnessing to a Secular Britain and Ireland
Diaconissa Annemieke Blondeel-Lommaert
DERBYSHIRE HALL
10:45am Morning coffee DERBYSHIRE HALL
11:15am Conference Reflections with the Bishop
Chair: Archpriest Samir Gholam
DERBYSHIRE HALL
12:30pm Lunch then Departure (2:00pm) DINING ROOM