Report on the Conference 2015 by Jan Randall

whole conference 2015

For all the photos from the Conference 2015 taken by James Hyndman, please click here.

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22-25 MAY 2015

Once more members of the Deanery gathered at High Leigh, greeting familiar faces and learning to know new ones.  Our theme was The Beauty of Holiness.  It was appropriate then that at the centre of our programme were Saturday's Vigil and the Liturgy on Sunday.  This year we had the joy of the presence of not only Archbishop Job but also Bishop John, who together concelebrated with 14 priests, a protodeacon and three deacons.  During the Liturgy the Archbishop ordained two candidates, firstly as acolytes then as Readers; one then went on to be ordained Subdeacon.

Deanery Conference / Festival 2015

The annual Deanery Conference and Festival 2015 will take place at the High Leigh Conference Centre, 22-25 May 2015.

The theme is Liturgy. Life. The Beauty of Holiness

More info with a fuller version of these flyers, including details of the speakers, will be published soon.

Report on the Conference 2014 by James Heywood

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the High Leigh Conference Centre resounded again and again to the best news ever heard in the world: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and to those in the tombs he has given life!” The annual Deanery Conference brought together a wonderfully diverse crowd of Orthodox Christians from all over the country and from abroad, and the choir, made up of singers from many parishes under Anne-Marie de Visser’s direction, sang the Paschal troparion and the other Paschal hymns with extra gusto, knowing that it was the last weekend when they would sing them for another year.

Photos from the Deanery Conference/Festival 2014

Here are the photos from the Deanery Conference 2014, courtesy of James Hyndman .To view the album on flickr: click here.To view a slideshow: click here.Click on any photo so see it enlarged. Click on the Flickr link beneath each photo to see it on the website.To download a photo:

Conference / Festival 2014 update

It is with great regret that I must inform you that Archbishop Job will not be able to attend the Conference/Festival 2014, because he has been required to accompany the Patriarch to Jerusalem.
There will therefore be no Liturgy on Monday and some adjustment to the programme will be made.

Father Patrick Hodson, Dean

Deanery Conference and Festival 2014

The Deanery Conference and Festival 2014 is now closed for applications.

If you have any queries, or for a possible late registration, please contact the organisers.

It is with great regret that we must inform you that Archbishop Job will not be able to attend the Conference/Festival 2014, even on the last evening and Monday, because he has been summoned to accompany the Patriarch to Jerusalem.
There will therefore be no Liturgy on Monday and some adjustment to the programme.

7 May 2014

The Conference/Festival will take place between Fri 23 and Mon 26 May 2014, at the High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts (map).

The theme of the conference is Freedom In Christ.

This year we introduce electronic online registration as well as payments by Paypal, Credit or Debit Card and Bank Transfer. These are now the preferred methods for applying.

If you are unable to fill the electronic application, you can download a pdf application, print it and mail it along with a cheque.
If you are not in position to print the application form, please email the organisers and we will send you a paper application by post.

Before you apply please read how the charges are calculated this year.

Here is a list of all the links necessary for for this year's application.

An introductory letter to the Conference and Festival 2014 by Fr David Gill


Workshops for Deanery Conference 2014

  • Introduction to icon painting: Patsy Fostiropoulos, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Singing: Elizabeth Curtis, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Poetry & language: Dn. Ian Thompson, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Statutes in the parish: Fr Timothy Curtis, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Putting services together, Fr Patrick Hodson, Sat 4.30

Post-Conference 2013 updates

A few talks and a report are added to the Deanery Conference 2013 page:

Deanery Conference 2013 materials

So far, from the 2013 conference there are the following things available (see attachments):



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