2017 Conference

2017 Conference

Outline of the 2017 Weekend

When?  17-19 March 2017.

We have 8 new workshops out of a total range of 16. Phil Lawrence is leading the Sunday study with the subject of “The Truth Dimension”. Below is a taster of the 2017 workshops, but click here for detailed descriptions.

1. Ministry of reconciliation Wendy Johnson
2. Called to be Joe Warwick
3. Get out there Dan Parsons & Judith Norcross
4. The Christian response to Homosexuality Anne & Pete Jeavons
5. Samaritans, Palestinians, Coincidence? Eric Lowe
6. Decision making from a Biblical perspective Stuart Walker
7. The power of the positive Jon Downes
8. Styles, strategies, and strengths Hazel McHaffie
9. Eat, pray, love Arne Roberts
10. You’ve lost me Mike & Suzette Thompson
11. Great message, shame about the messenger Phil & Karen Cox
12. Living with God in a godless world Andy Avery
13 Flower power Gretchen White
14 The Lord is my Shepherd Philip & Kate Lawrence
15 Diversity, disability and difference Ruth Andrews
16 Walk

 

Booking for 2017

Every year, the Hoddesdon Weekend is over-subscribed. So, please do book early! The key steps are:

  • Bookings open on this website at 09:00 am on 1st January, 2017.
  • Places will then be confirmed by email after Jan 10.
  • Payment (either in full or a minimum deposit) has to be made within 5 days of receipt of the confirmation of booking.
  • A final request for the balance of payment will be sent out at the end of February.

Rooms

En-suite rooms

All en-suite rooms have bathroom suite, towels and soap, plus tea and coffee making facilities. All have high standards of décor and furnishings.

Standard Rooms

Standard rooms provide hand wash basins and comfortable furnishings and décor. Each group of standard rooms has the use of a suite of toilets / bathrooms. As with en-suite rooms, towels and soap are provided. Refreshment points are situated close to these rooms for delegates to make drinks at any time.

Room for guests with disabilities

Half of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor with lift access to the majority of those on the first floor. There are six bedrooms specifically designed for delegates with disabilities, including adapted doors and space for wheelchair users, the provision of alarm pull-cords and specially designed showers and bathroom suites

Fees

Standard Room: £129 per person (subsidised rate: £65)

En-Suite Room: £157 per person (subsidised rate: £79)

Subsidised places: half price.

For those who find the cost of the Weekend beyond their means, there are subsidised places available at a 50% discount. We are only able to offer this facility as a result of contributions made by other delegates and through the collection which is taken up during the Weekend. Thanks so much to everyone who supports this important fund.

Another option is ecclesial sponsorship, asking the Arranging Committee if they would be prepared to sponsor you. We have found that many past attendees have gone down this route.

The 25s-and-Unders offer: £30

One of the defining characteristics of the Hoddesdon weekend is the wide age range of the attendees. However, we are keen to encourage more under 25 year olds to come and help to shape the event. We are also very aware that the cost of the weekend can be a bit of a financial challenge. That is why we are offering a special rate of only £30 per person for 25s-and-Unders: a massive saving of £99 below the standard rate. There are only a limited number of these places available. So, please book early!

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What if I am offered a place, but my partner or friend isn’t?
Two people can book on the same form. These two people will be treated together, so if one is allocated a place, so will the other.

I was on the waiting list last year. What are my chances of gaining a place this year?
We prioritise those who were on the waiting list last year and were not able to be offered a place then. This should ensure that those who were not able to go to Hoddesdon last year, but wish to do so this year will be offered places.

Can I send in a paper booking?
We have discontinued paper bookings and will only accept booking online. If you are unable to access the internet, we would encourage you to ask friends or relatives to help you. If this is not possible and you have no other means of submitting a booking, please contact Keith and Mary Riley before 1st January.

When will I need to pay?
When you receive confirmation of your booking you will need to pay at least a deposit within 5 days. The balance will be due at the beginning of March.

What if I can’t pay the full fee?
We do offer subsidised places to those who need them at 50% of the full fee or you can request your ecclesia to sponsor you.

What rooms are available?
There are many ensuite rooms available, but very few standard rooms so please book ensuite if at all possible.

How many workshop choices do I need to make?
Please choose 6 different workshops. We will do our best to allocate at least 2 of your 4 first choices

How do I contribute to the Subsidy Fund?
There is opportunity to add a donation when you are completing the booking form and a collection is also taken at Conference.