New Housing Hub
Saturday 14th March
9.30am (Registration) for 10am start – 4pm.
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter. EX4 3AT
Main speaker: Ali Boulton, who has 10 years of experience in piloting a growing congregation in a new housing area and has wide experience in working with local community organisations and local planning departments and developers.
This Day Conference is only 2 weeks away – but there is still time to book!
It is open to anyone from any church tradition who has an interest in how we reach out in the many new housing areas that are developing throughout the area. It is jointly organised and is sponsored by New Housing Hub and Churches Together in Devon, with the support of the South West Baptist Association. All are welcome from any area of the South West – and even beyond!
If you are part of a church in Devon, your denomination has a limited number of free places provided by the Church of England, The Methodist Church, The Salvation Army The Roman Catholic Church, The United Reformed Church and the Baptist Church. Get in touch with your denominational office to obtain a code to get your free place via Eventbrite – the booking system we are using.
In this time of housing crisis, new housing developments are springing up all over Britain. Whole new communities and even towns are emerging sometimes with little in the way of community facilities, often with little capacity to nurture friendships amongst the new residents, usually against a backdrop of local protest, and almost always without a church building.
Our challenge as Christians is to work out our response to this changing landscape.
The New Housing Hub is committed to encouraging Christians to be a prophetic voice of welcome, amidst the sea of protest, and to work together to share God’s love with every new housing area.
Through keynote addresses, break out groups, a resource hub and networking together we will explore how to step into the unknown physically and spiritually to welcome and bless new residents and create opportunities for the Christian faith to be explored and nurtured in ways that are appropriate to the new context. Whether you are new to new housing engagement, or already in this context and keen to connect with others; whether you are developing a strategy or looking to be hands on in a new community; whether you are a church leader or member; come and share and learn together so that between us we can share God’s love with every new housing area in Devon and beyond.
This conference has been put together in partnership with Churches Together in Devon, this has enabled us to reduce the price of tickets to £10.
The Mint Methodist Church Centre is easy to find on Fore St, Exeter city centre (see address & map below).
The venue is less than 10 mins walk from Exeter Central Train Station; if you’re able, please consider travelling by train (or other public transport) to this event. The two nearest car parks, both less than 5 mins from the church, are
- Mary Arches Street Car Park, Exeter, EX4 3AZ
- NCP, Market Street, Guinea Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
A short distance further away (approx 10 mins walk) is
- Cathedral & Quay Car Park, Lower Coombe Street, Exeter, EX1 1DX
For more information about the National New Housing Hub, click here and ‘Like’ their Facebook page here.
*Please note that Lunch is not provided, please bring lunch with you. We will provide light refreshment on the day. Please also join us in bringing reusable cups.