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Conference 2019

14–16 January 2019 (Mon–Wed)
The Hayes Conference Centre

Miriam Swaffield
Miriam Swaffield
Gerard Kelly
Gerard Kelly
Chrissie Kelly
Chrissie Kelly
Pete James
Pete James

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UPDATE ….. Residential places are full. We do have non residential places left – see below for more details.

What do you need at the start of the year? The Fresh Streams Conference offers spiritual refreshment through ministry, teaching, prayer and worship. What’s more, the food is great and the rooms are warm and comfortable!

Each January ministers, leaders, elders, deacons, worship leaders, youth, children and family leaders – whole church leadership teams – come to The Hayes and are inspired and invigorated.

You are invited to join them!

The conference begins with registration on Monday 14 January at 2pm, first session 3.30pm, and ends with lunch on Wednesday 16 January. Main sessions, options, prayer times, quiet space, fellowship, bookstall, newcomers’ reception… come along and discover it all!

Contributors

Miriam Swaffield

Miriam Swaffield

Miriam currently works with Fusion supporting their work amongst students (and much more), but also has a rapidly growing profile as a national and international speaker. In 2017 she moved to Middlesbrough

Gerard Kelly

Gerard Kelly

Gerard is a writer, prismatic preacher-poet, mac lover, coffee drinker and twitturgist.

Chrissie Kelly

Chrissie Kelly

Chrissie likes to fill her days with teaching,writing, planning, travelling, and visiting people and places. Together they have over thirty years of ministry experience as youth workers and church leaders. She and Gerard have lived and worked in the UK, France and the Netherlands and are popular speakers at conferences and church weekends. In 1995 they founded Cafe-net, the European missions project that became The Bless Network in 2003. In 2009 Gerard and Chrissie wrote ‘Intimate with the Ultimate’ together: a book on prayer and spirituality drawn from their many years of teaching and leadership across Europe.

Pete James

Pete James

Based on the south coast of England, Pete lives with his wife Nicola and two daughters, Olivia and Summer. They moved to the seaside town of Eastbourne in June 2014 after living in Sheffield for over 12 years. It was in Sheffield that Pete served as Worship Director for St Thomas Church Philadelphia, and Nicola launched her company (www.nicola-james.com). Pete and his family attend Kings Church in Eastbourne where he serves as Worship Pastor for their three sites. Alongside this role he dedicates his time to songwriting, coaching and leading worship across the UK and abroad. Events he has played at include New Wine, Spring Harvest, Creation Fest, Big Church Day Out and Mission Worship. His role in the local church, combined with periods of touring, has given Pete expertise in establishing a thriving worship culture within churches. He frequently passes on his experiences through coaching days and seminars. He and his family have made their home where two worlds converge; the world of rolling hills, sea views and holidaymakers, and the world of the poor, homeless and addicted.

Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre

Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU

The Hayes is set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside, easy to reach from the M1 and the A38. The rooms are hotel-standard, the food is plentiful and of a high standard. There is wifi freely available, and the bar is open in the evening!



By Road
The Hayes is only 5 miles from the M1. From Junction 28, take the A38 towards Derby. Leave the A38 at the marked exit for A615 Matlock/A61 Chesterfield and then take the B6179 towards Swanwick and Ripley at the island. At the traffic lights by the church in Swanwick, turn left towards Somercotes (B6016), then after 500yds, just past school buildings, turn right (sign posted ‘Conference Centre’) into Hayes Lane. The Conference Centre is straight ahead.

By Bus
From Derby, take the 9.1 or 9.2 to Mansfield and ask to be let off opposite the ‘Gate Inn’, Swanwick. Then walk down Hayes Lane; the Conference Centre is straight ahead – a 5 minute walk!

By Rail
Our local Railway station, which is 3 miles from the centre, is Alfreton Station on the Sheffield-Nottingham line. As trains are limited, it may be easier to travel to Derby Station and then journey on by bus or taxi from there. Enquire at the centre (01773 526000) on how to pre-book taxis which is the recommended option.

Directions

By Road
The Hayes is only 5 miles from the M1. From Junction 28, take the A38 towards Derby. Leave the A38 at the marked exit for A615 Matlock/A61 Chesterfield and then take the B6179 towards Swanwick and Ripley at the island. At the traffic lights by the church in Swanwick, turn left towards Somercotes (B6016), then after 500yds, just past school buildings, turn right (sign posted ‘Conference Centre’) into Hayes Lane. The Conference Centre is straight ahead.

By Bus
From Derby, take the 9.1 or 9.2 to Mansfield and ask to be let off opposite the ‘Gate Inn’, Swanwick. Then walk down Hayes Lane; the Conference Centre is straight ahead – a 5 minute walk!

By Rail
Our local Railway station, which is 3 miles from the centre, is Alfreton Station on the Sheffield-Nottingham line. As trains are limited, it may be easier to travel to Derby Station and then journey on by bus or taxi from there. Enquire at the centre (01773 526000) on how to pre-book taxis which is the recommended option.

Price

  • £FULL — Single Occupancy ensuite
  • £FULL — Double Occupancy ensuite per person
  • £FULL — Single Non ensuite
  • £45 — Day visitor per half day
  • £150 — Special Conference Rate non residential

Half day visitors please specify morning or afternoon. Morning session begins after breakfast. Afternoon session begins after lunch.

Special Conference Rate includes breakfast, lunch, evening meals. There is a Travel Lodge and Premier Inn both near Alfreton. Please book yourself in to local accommodation and then book you special conference rate place.

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