Connected conference

Connected conference 2018

Connected’ is a diocesan day conference to equip and encourage ministers, leaders and those who serve in parishes across the Diocese of Bristol.
Information from previous Connected conferences can be found below.


Connected 2019

Information from the 2019 conference can be found below.
A copy of the programme can be downloaded here.

Growing Faith Paper

Download the Growing Faith report and our diocesan response here.

Growing Faith: Making disciples in every generation

Two training sessions to help you think intentionally about engaging younger generations and to explore the opportunities and challenges of growing faith and building an authentic, inter-generational church.

Inspire Mentors

Available to support churches to explore the ways in which they might engage with, serve and support their local schools or colleges.
Find out more about the Inspire mentors here.

Connected 2018

At our Connected conference in 2018 we focused together on being and making disciples building on our Making disciples in your parish initiative.

Speakers included:
Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford who has written widely on spirituality, discipleship and evangelism.
Revd Dr Donna Lazenby, Director St Mellitus College, South West. Tutor and Lecturer in Spirituality and Apologetics.
Dr Krish Kandiah, Founding Director of Home for Good, ambassador for Tearfund, author and speaker.

Videos from the day can be viewed below.

Q. When you look at the world through the lens of the cross, what do you see in 2018?

Q. In what ways could your church provide opportunities for people to explore the Christian faith?

Q. How does Matthew 18:28-30 speak to you about our commission to make new disciples?

Q. What could your church do to help people identify, develop and use their gifts?
Making disciples in your parish

Unfortunately the video of Donna's talk is unavailable at the request of the speaker.
Q. What signs do you see in the culture around us, of the culture seeking to make sense of itself?
Download Donna's slides here.

Q) How can we support people to live out their faith in the whole of their lives?

Connected 2017

Below you'll find videos of the main speakers from the day - Revd Dr Sam Wells, Very Revd Heidi Kinner, Mary Hawes, Jimmy Dale and Rt Revd Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol.

Connected 2016

To launch ‘Creating connections’, our new Diocesan Vision and Priorities we gathered to explore what it means to be connected to God, each other and our communities. The programme for the day included input from Bishop Graham Tomlin (Bishop of Kensington), Emma Ineson (Principal of Trinity College) and Bishop Mike.