Annual Conference 2019

The Hayes Conference Centre Main Building

Monday-Friday, 29 July to 2 August
The Hayes Conference Centre
Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

Further details of the 2019 Annual Conference will appear here in due course.

General Conference details


The conference normally begins on a Monday, with the BPF AGM at 2.30pm. For conference 'first-timers' there is also a short introductory session at 3.30pm. The conference finishes with lunch on Friday.

The work of the conference takes place in daily small personal growth groups, afternoon workshops, morning and evening worship and social occasions. There are usually evening plenary sessions at which a guest speaker may give an address. More details


The conference is open to all, whether members of BPF or not, clergy or lay, professionals working in the 'talking' professions or those engaged in pastoral visiting within their local church or community, or those simply seeking space for reflection and personal growth in an ethos of Christian spirituality.

Although the conference has a Christian basis, those of other faiths (or none) are also valued.


A certificate of attendance denoting hours and broad content is provided for CPD purposes.

Read the comments of previous conference delegates.