More keynote speakers announced

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, and the Bishop of Burnley, Philip North, will be keynote speakers at the Clergy Gathering 2022. 

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

The planning team has confirmed that the Archbishop will address the conference on Tuesday 17 May. 

Before becoming Archbishop, Stephen served the Church in various roles and geographical locations from parish priest in Chichester to Diocesan Missioner and Bishop’s Chaplain for Evangelism in the Diocese of Wakefield. He has also served as Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral and Bishop of Reading before becoming the 98th Archbishop of York in 2020. 

He says he has a desire "to see a much greater diversity of leadership within the Church and is described by Archbishop Justin Welby as “one of the most inspiring leaders in the church." Archbishop Justin says: "He preaches, he writes beautifully, he writes poetry, he thinks very deeply, he communicates superbly, he is not hierarchical, he’s got a huge heart that is open to the needy and poor and vulnerable. He’s a pastor.”

Bishop Philip North

Bishop Philip North was ordained in 1992 and spent his first 10 years of priesthood serving in the north of England in Sunderland and then Hartlepool, before moving south to become Priest Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and then Team Rector of Old St Pancras. In 2015 he returned to the north being installed as Bishop of Burnley.

Bishop Philip has a heart for urban ministry and is a strong voice within the church for the poor, championing urban estate ministry. He has challenged the Church to "turn upside down" and become a church of and for the poor stating that if we want renewal then it "comes from courageous mission to the places where it’s toughest."

Philip will be addressing the conference on Wednesday 18 May focussing on 'Repent! What do we need to leave behind?'

Philip and Stephen join the Revd Dr Sharon Prentis on the list of keynote speakers at the Clergy Gathering 2022. 

The conference will take place between 16 and 19 of May 2022 at Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. 

Hundreds of clergy are expected to attend what is promised to be an "opportunity to be resourced, refreshed, and recharged". 

The conference will base much of its teaching around Mark 1:14-18

Booking is essential for the Clergy Gathering 2022 but has not yet opened. Further details will be announced on the diocesan website and E-Bulletin

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