“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
Thank you to those who attended the Celebrate Brighton 2017 conference.
Watch this space for further details of future conferences.
Here is a link to a short video explaining and promoting the weekend. If you can please use this link to encourage others to attend: https://youtu.be/79Xh_UiEJVQ
Who were our 2017 Speakers?
Maria Heath is an intelligent, challenging and talented speaker. Maria is married with four children aged from three to thirteen. She lives in Northampton where she is employed as a parish pastoral worker. She has a PhD in Theology with her research focusing on how parishes can become more missionary. Over the last twenty years Maria has worked in various ministries in the Church and is an experienced and engaging teacher having given talks to a wide variety of groups. She is currently a member of the National Service Committee for Charismatic Renewal (NSC).
Archie Coates is an engaging and inspiring speaker. Archie is the Vicar of St Peter’s Brighton since 2009, a very successful church plant from Holy Trinity Brompton. St Peter’s itself has planted new congregations in Brighton and further afield in Hastings, Portsmouth and Crawley. Archie is married to Sam and they have four children.
Canon David Oakley
Canon David Oakley is a very amusing, thought provoking and challenging speaker. He has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham since 1980. He has been Parish Priest in several parishes, Pastoral Director at St Mary’s College, Oscott and Director of the Diocesan Depart for Parish and Family Catechesis. He is presently the Rector at Oscott. He has been involved in the Charismatic Renewal since 1976. He is a member of the Secular Carmelite Order and inspired by a number of saints, including Blessed Charles de Foucauld. As a life-long supported of Aston Villa Football Club, he knows the ways of failure and suffering along with occasional moments of glory, pretty much a summary of his experience of discipleship.
Creative Liturgy, Worship and Drama
RISE Theatre is a professional Christian theatre company with a passion for delivering exciting, original, transformative theatre. They work at schools, churches, events and festivals across the UK with the aim of inspiring people of all ages to realise their full potential in life. They are passionate about creating faith based stories that spark the imagination and speak to hearts and minds.