Community News & Events

Alabare 'Big Sleep Out'

For the 14th year, Alabare will be raising money to support the homeless  by holding ‘The Big Sleep’. 

On Friday 7th February, sleep overnight in the Cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral to raise funds and awareness for homeless and vulnerable people in Wiltshire.

Participants pledge to raise a minimum of £100 (or £50 for children aged 14-18) for Alabaré. 

An event pack containing a full kit list, sponsorship form and on-the-night information will be sent to participants.

Find out more or sign up HERE 

Wildfires Pioneer Festival 2020

This year the Pioneer Network are hosting their third ‘Wildfires’ Festival. This will be held at the Wiston Estate, West Sussex, UK from 25-27th May 2020. ‘Wildfires’ was launched in 2018 as a joint venture between 24-7 Prayer, Worship Central, Pioneer, Fusion, Big Church Day Out and Tearfund.

Over the festival, thousands of all ages gather from different church expressions and communities, hungry to see revival in our time; gathering around Camp Fires that deepen friendships and community; pursuing together Holy Fire through worship, prayer and teaching; and encountering the Wild Fire of the Holy Spirit to take back to our homes, communities and our nations. Camping is available onsite and there are fun sessions for children of all ages.

There is lots more information available HERE.

Changes to Sex Education in Schools

Relationships and Sex Education Seminar, Oxford

The new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum is being rolled out by the Government in September 2020.

  • What are the facts?
  • What material might be presented to children?
  • What can you do?
  • Extended time of questions.

Especially relevant to parents, grandparents, teachers, school governors, and church council members. 100 places

Speakers: Ed Matjaszek, Head teacher -Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham, Isle of Wight & Revd. Lynda Rose, lawyer and priest. Other speakers to be announced.

Date: Saturday 25th January 2020, 10:30-4:00pm

Place: The Kings Centre – Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Plenty of parking available and a 12 minute walk from Oxford Rail Station.

Cost: £22 including refreshments, and soup and sandwiches.

To book:  Please email: 2020responsibilities@gmail.com to receive an Eventbrite link.

Pioneer Conference 2020

2020 Pioneer Conference – 6th-7th March 2020, Central Hall, Southampton

This year, the Pioneer Conference has a focus on ‘Connection’.

We are living in the most connected age there has ever been –  Who and what we are connected to says a lot about who we are. It is through our connections that we look for purpose, our sense of commission. What are we connected to?

This year’s conference seeks to reestablish our connection with God as the source of our purpose and commission, open ourselves to the Holy Spirit to flow, move and grow us into greater Christlikeness.

Tickets available HERE 

Limited ‘Early Bird’ tickets available and Friday evening tickets FREE!

(Please do not be put off that this is described as a ‘Leaders’ Conference – It is open to anyone)

WTC Theology Resources FREE

Westminster Theological Centre have gathered together a collection of great free and paid content to help you, your home group, or your church go deeper with God and to better understand the Bible.
WTC Resource includes short video courses on Bible and theology, interviews, podcasts, booklets, and other material from WTC’s faculty. To sign up for access to these resources and for more information, click HERE