Church conference will be held in county

TRANSATLANTIC churches will be holding their first ever conference in Suffolk next month.More than 100 delegates from across the world are expected to descend on the Trinity Park Conference Centre next month.

TRANSATLANTIC churches will be holding their first ever conference in Suffolk next month.

More than 100 delegates from across the world are expected to descend on the Trinity Park Conference Centre next month.

The joint conference between the Church of England, the Episcopal Church in the United States and the Anglican Church of Canada will take place from Monday April 23 to Thursday 26.

Around 125 delegates from all over the world, including Australia, are expected to attend the 'Generosity and Mission Conference', which is aimed at those who work with congregations to raise money.


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A list of high profile speakers, headed up by The Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, will share their personal experiences and practical ideas during the four-day conference.

Other speakers include Bishop Cate Waynick of Indianapolis and former Archbishop of British Columbia and the Yukon, the Most Revd Douglas Hambidge.

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In 2004 the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich successfully bid to bring the annual The Episcopal Network for Stewardship conference to the UK and received support to extend its remit to include the Church of England's Stewardship officers as delegates and discussion group leaders.

Diocesan communications director Nick Clarke said: “We were thrilled about the success of the bid.

“This will be the first ever time the conference will be held outside the continent of North America. It has also got wonderful spin off for tourism in Suffolk.”

For further information and an up-to-date programme of events visit www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org

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