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OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 24-27 April 2023
The OFM annual conference which takes place after Easter each year at Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire, runs from Monday afternoon until Thursday lunchtime and is open to all, whether clergy, religious, or lay. We offer a reduced rate for ordinands and members of religious communities, a discount for clergy attending for the first time, and a special rate for those under 35 years. Bursary funding is also available.
Justice & freedom: Renewing The Church in the image of Christ
For our 2023 conference, 'Justice & freedom: Renewing The Church in the image of Christ', we will be joined by a host of great contributors, from across the OFM network and beyond, offering great teaching, inspiring workshops, dynamic worship and much more. Our Keynote Speakers are:
Prof Anthony Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture
Anthony is an Extraordinary Professor of Theological Ethics and a Research Fellow with the University of South Africa. He is the first Black person to get an ‘A’ rating in Theology and Religious studies in the South African National Research Foundation. This designation means that he is a leading international researcher. He is a prolific author of books, articles and chapters in edited books. He is the Editor of Black Theology: An International Journal. He is a recipient of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2020 Lambeth, Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship, given for ‘exceptional and sustained contribution to Black Theology in Britain and Beyond’.
The Ven Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester
Karen is a Senior Leader in the Church of England and contributes to the emerging strategy and vision for the National Church. She was ordained in 1994 beginning her ministerial life in the Diocese of London, Rochester and followed by Chelmsford. She is now the Archdeacon of Manchester and has held this role since 2017 working in the North-West at a time of change and challenge in the church. Karen has always had a passion for people and loves most when she is able to support others on their spiritual journey, through preaching, and teaching. Her Christian faith underpins her whole life and ethics and she is a work in progress. She considers herself a pioneer by accident and design, and appreciates the opportunities she has to model leadership as a UKME woman. Her interests include basket weaving, horse riding and plant-based cooking. She enjoys the opportunities for longer walks usually whilst holidaying in rural locations,
Revd Robb Sutherland, Vicar of Mixenden and Illingworth
Robb Sutherland ministers in the north of Halifax. Robb grew up in a mining household and his background is in estates ministry. He is a trustee for the National Estates Church Network and a member of the Church of England’s Estates Evangelism Task Group. Robb is married to Ruth with whom he write’s, records and releases music and worship songs. They play together in two rock bands, Metanoia and Silverthorn.
Our 2022 conference was a time of reflection, refreshment, and renewal. Some of the experience of the conference has been captured by the evocative photography of Revd Morna Simpson.