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Postponement of the First CF Summer School

It will come as no surprise to learn that as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the consequent lockdown, and not least amid fears of local spikes to come later this year, we have had to postpone the Summer School.

This is a great disappointment for us all, but our presenters are keen to share their expertise, their encouragement and their challenges with us when we are able to meet.

It was scheduled to take place at the iconic grade 2 listed National Justice Museum, in the heart of Nottingham, on 28-30 August this year. We are delighted to state that our host is still keen to welcome us there, and so we are planning to hold our postponed Summer School there in the early Spring of 2021.

As soon as we have new dates that suit our host venue and our presenters, we will let you know that good news.

In case you are hearing about this for the first time, or perhaps you hadn’t been able to participate when it was going to take place at the end of August, take a minute or two to look at what we are going to provide!

The aim of this Summer School is both to encourage and to challenge us to play our part within the broader non-conformist tradition in the public life of the UK today. We will explore our distinctive values, perspectives and principles, reminding ourselves of our call to radical discipleship under Christ.

The Summer School is open to anyone with an interest in how we can live out our Christian convictions in local churches that are fully autonomous, yet within a family of interdependent churches. It is open to anyone with a desire to have an impact on the structures and policies of society as well as getting involved at local level with particular projects. Does this include you?

The weekend will involve a mix of plenary sessions, presented by people with experience and expertise in different aspects of Christian non-conformity, and interactive, workshop type sessions, led by equally experienced scholar-practitioners.

The cost for delegates is £200 per person, which includes refreshments, buffet lunches and evening meals during the event, plus a guided tour of the National Justice Museum.

The first 30 places will attract an early-bird discount of £50.

The particular issues to be explored and presented in these sessions include the following:

  • What Are the Distinctives of a Christian Non-Conformist Voice in Public Life?
  • Significant Historical Congregationalists with an Ongoing Influence
  • Reading the Bible as Non-Conformists
  • The Importance of a Congregational Voice in the UK Today

Follow these links to find out more!

Maybe you will be able to join us next year!

If you would like to know when a new date is confirmed please leave your name and email address.