Group Work Conference

Our self, our family and relationships

4-7 April 2018
Ladywell Retreat Centre, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1ST

This is a four-day meeting in which we will explore our inner and outer worlds and how these may impact on our self and relationships. Often these two worlds are so separate it leads to confusion, exhaustion, shame and guilt. This conference is an opportunity to work towards inner peace and harmony. Much of the work will be in small groups.

Full details are given in the brochure. Numbers are limited so an early application is recommended; (see Cost and booking below).

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Groupwork Conference details


The conference begins on Wednesday April 4th 2018 at 3.00pm. Arrivals and registrations are from 2.00pm. "First Timers" are invited to a short introductory session at 2.30pm. The conference will finish on Saturday April 7th with lunch at 12.30pm.

The work of the conference takes place within a programme of experiential plenaries, small personal growth groups, morning and evening worship and meditation and social occasions.

Sessions in the large group will focus on the theme of the conference. There will also be time for personal reflection and meditation and walking in the beautiful setting of Ladywell Convent.


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.

Cost and booking

The cost of the 2018 Group Work Conference is £335 for BPF members (£365 for non-members), but there is a discount of £15 if booked before January 22, 2018. (More details are available in the brochure.)

Booking forms can be downloaded in two formats: PDF or Microsoft Word. Print either version out, complete it by hand, and then send the form, together with your deposit or the full fee to the address given on the form.

Alternatively, you can complete them electronically and e-mail the completed form to Please remember to post your payment in the usual way; bookings will not be accepted until payment is received.


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


For more details of the facilities offered by the Ladywell Retreat and Spirituality Centre, visit their web site at