The Ministerial Fellowship

Conferences in 2021

Zoom Ingathering at 3pm on Monday 12th April
Zoom AGM at 11am on Tuesday 13th April

MOSA 2021: A Changed and Changing Church

22 and 23 June 2021 online

This year's theme is carried forward from last year's cancelled event. We are keenly aware of the need to reflect, share and look forward. We hope to make this year's online event as friendly and inclusive as we can, with breaks, break out rooms, excellent Chairing and useful stimulating content.

MOSA will begin with devotions led by HMCO ministry students. It will include the Manchester Academy Trust lecture, a valedictory service, visiting speakers and a workshop. The MOSA Anniversary service will be led by Rev Winnie Gordon.

The MOSA committee will announce our Visiting Speaker and workshop sessions very soon. This will be followed by a full programme with details of how to join in. There will be no cost to participants this year. We will invite you to book, so that we know who is coming and we will send details of how to do this.

Mon 6th - Thur 9th September 2021

Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire

Theme: On Being the Beloved Community
Theme Speaker: Alastair McIntosh
(Scottish Quaker, writer, academic and activist)

Alastair's theme will be 'Spiritual Leadership', explored through a series of workshops. These will focus on 'servant leadership', both pastoral and prophetic, drawing on Hebrew, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. Alastair writes: "Common to all these wisdom traditions is the call to discernment -- that is discernment of our deeper calling, individually and collectively."

We will learn about 'meetings for clearness' from the Quaker tradition, and will have a chance to practise this discipline in groups, before reflecting back on what we've learned.

Colleagues will recall that Alastair was the keynote speaker at our GA 'Being Together' meetings in April 2020, where his address (via Zoom) was entitled 'The Revolution Will Be Spiritual'.

Our conference will also include:
- Spiritual Odyssey - speaker to be confirmed
- Ingathering
- Annual Fellowship Service led by MF President John Carter
- Meeting with Liz Slade (GA Chief Officer) and Simon Bland (GA Ministry & Congregational Support Officer)


Ministerial Fellowship Discussion List
This is an email discussion forum for ministers. If you wish to be added to this forum please email the administrator, Sue Woolley

Ministers Group on Facebook
This is a somewhat informal gathering of colleagues in cyberspace. It is not an official group of the General Assembly or the Ministerial Fellowship, and it is not owned or controlled by either of those bodies.

The group is administered by John Carter, Kate McKenna and Lewis Rees and they can be contacted with questions or concerns.

The following notes apply to the Email Discussion Forum and the Facebook Group

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone who is on the GA Roll of Ministers or is a student accepted for ministry training by the GA, while holding that status. Normally Ministers and ministry students added to the GA Roll are approached by the admins with an invitation to join, but do get in touch if we have not reached out to you. Your participation is valued and welcomed.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Things shared in these groups should be kept confidential unless explicitly otherwise stated.

PURPOSE: These groups are primarily for support, and requesting and subsequent sharing of resources and information.