2019 Annual Conference with Lee Gatiss

Fight Valiantly – Contending for the Faith: in the Bible and Today.

At this year’s DEF conference we address the searching question of when and how to graciously and clearly contend for the Christian faith in today’s church and society.  Few of us relish controversy.  But we know the Bible calls on us to ‘guard the good deposit’ – the life-changing gospel.  What does this mean, and what might it look like – in our own lives, in local congregations, in the diocese, and nationally? 

Our speaker

Revd Dr Lee Gatiss, is enormously experienced in this area.  Following curacies in Peterborough and London dioceses, since 2013 he has brought creative energy and imagination to the ministry of Church Society. 

Lee blogs, writes, edits, publishes and broadcasts widely in support of its ministry of strengthening local churches in biblical faith and helping shape the Church of England now and for the future.  Recent publications include: Positively Anglican: building on the foundations and transforming the church, and The Effective Anglican: seizing the opportunities of ministry in the Church of England. 


The conference is open to all.  There will be time to share news, pray and worship together, as well as to engage with our speaker and browse a bookstall of resources.  And for time over lunch to meet friends old and new. 


This event is open to DEF members and others.  The cost  – £13 – includes lunch.  Booking is via Eventbrite.  Ample parking is available at the venue.

Date and Venue

The conference will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Frogmore, AL2 2JU on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 from 10:30am till 2:30pm.

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