Association of Interchurch Families
46th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Christian Marriage in the 21st Century - Worth committing to?
August Bank Holiday Sat 24th to Mon 26th August 2013 (lunch to lunch inclusive)
at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, nr Alfreton, Derbyshire
What is distinctive about contemporary marriage between Christians and what makes such a commitment worthwhile are vital questions in today’s society. The Association’s 2013 Conference is an opportunity for members, couples in an interchurch marriage (or planning to get married), and clergy and laity involved in marriage preparation and support, to think about the answers to these questions.
The conference will explore themes including:
- What our churches are doing to support marriage and to respond to changing perspectives on marriage in society generally.
- How couples from different Christian traditions are approaching marriage today.
- Interchurch perspectives on the different stages of married life – from marriage preparation to bereavement
Our weekend will include the opportunity to reflect on Christian marriage through bible study and discussion; a choice of workshops on the different phases of interchurch married life; worship in Anglican, Free Church and Roman Catholic traditions; and free time for informal discussion and fellowship. We will be guided by speakers representing different traditions in our churches, and are looking forward to being joined by Professor Adrian Thatcher from Exeter University, Elizabeth Davis, the Marriage and Family Life Project Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and Reverend Nigel Ford, a Baptist minister with pastoral experience of working with Interchurch Families.
Do join us!
Click here for a Booking Form.