Workshops

Suzanne NockelsRev. Suzanne Nockels - God in the Gallery
Suzanne Nockels is a Congregational Federation Minister in Sheffield and is currently undertaking an MA in Pioneering Ministries. As part of this she has started running 'Art and Soul'. These are monthly tours of the City Art Gallery which enable people to pause, reflect and share thoughts about the artwork, life and faith.

Suzanne will briefly share how this project developed and where it may lead. You'll also be given a mini - virtual tour. Lastly, there will be an opportunity to respond by creating your own artworks to take home. This workshop is suitable for children and adults together. Each workshop will look at different works so you can come twice.

Catherine BootonRev. Catherine Booton - God in the School
Rev. Catherine Booton has been minister at Ashby de la Zouch and Newton Burgoland Congregational churches for the past 10 years and has a passion for working with children and young people. She has much experience of leading assemblies, holiday bible clubs, kids clubs and has written a paper on For-all church.

Catherine also volunteers as a leader for Girlguiding. Her other interests include reading, knitting and listening to rock music! She has been married for 20 years and has one son Harry. This workshop will focus on the practical aspects of how we can share the good news about Jesus with youngsters in schools and hopes to give resource ideas and ways of adapted existing publications for different circumstances.

Joy LangfordRev. Joy Langford - God in the Workplace
Joy Langford is part of a team of Workplace Chaplains serving the city of Nottingham. They have representatives in shops, businesses and even in the transport sector. Joy has a varied background: wife, mother, nurse, midwife, teacher and now leads two churches one in Leicestershire and one in Nottingham.

Joy’s great passion is listening to peoples’ stories and offering support. It is her hope that she can be a sounding board, offer advice and signpost people to find their way through difficult situations – at work or at home. Joy brings her life experience, training and faith to this developing role. The aim of this workshop is to explain the nature of the Workplace Chaplain, raise its profile and encourage others to get involved in their own locality.

Stephane VickersStephane Vickers - God in the Community
Stephane Vickers is a Church Development Worker in Hay Mills Birmingham. The Congregational Church closed in Hay Mills three years ago but has since re-opened with fresh vision and purpose. It provides an act of worship for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers, a community café and a Messy Church to which all the local schools are invited.

Stephane is very used to listening and sharing his faith with a wide range of people. Come and hear a little about Hay Mills and think about how you and your church can personally share what Jesus means to you.