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Deanery Conference and Festival 2014

The Deanery Conference and Festival 2014 is now open for applications.

It will take place between Fri 23 and Mon 26 May 2014, at the High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts (map).

The theme of the conference is Freedom In Christ.

This year we introduce electronic online registration as well as payments by Paypal, Credit or Debit Card and Bank Transfer. These are now the preferred methods for applying.

If you are unable to fill the electronic application, you can download a pdf application, print it and mail it along with a cheque.
If you are not in position to print the application form, please email the organisers and we will send you a paper application by post.

Before you apply please read how the charges are calculated this year.

Here is a list of all the links necessary for for this year's application.

An introductory letter to the Conference and Festival 2014 by Fr David Gill


The Annual Deanery Conference

"The single most important event in the life of the Deanery”
(Fr John Marks).

The Annual Deanery Conference is a traditional gathering of all the Deanery in order to share its prayer, love, friendship etc.

In the last couple of years it took place in the Pastoral Centre at St Albans. In 2012 it changed its location and moved to High Leigh, Hoddesdon,  Herts.


Workshops for Deanery Conference 2014

  • Introduction to icon painting: Patsy Fostiropoulos, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Singing: Elizabeth Curtis, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Poetry & language: Dn. Ian Thompson, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Statutes in the parish: Fr Timothy Curtis, Sat/Sun 4.30
  • Putting services together, Fr Patrick Hodson, Sat 4.30

Post-Conference 2013 updates

A few talks and a report are added to the Deanery Conference 2013 page:

Deanery Conference 2013 materials

So far, from the 2013 conference there are the following things available (see attachments):

  • A report, written by Ian Randall
  • Talk: Fr John Musther
  • Talk: Fr Edwin Hunt
  • Photos are on Flickr, provided by James Hyndman:


Deanery Festival and Conference 24-27 May 2013

Details of the 2013 Deanery Festival and Conference are now available.  


Over 120 participants gathered at the High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire on the weekend of 25th - 28th May 2012.

Deanery Conference 2012: Application Forms

Attached are the Application Forms for the Deanery Conference 2012. For more information, please email the Conference organizers.

Deanery Conference 2012

This is the first announcement about our traditional Annual Deanery Conference.

There are two important changes to be noted:

Archdiocesan deanery Conference 2011

 The deanery Annual Conference was held on 27 – 30 May 2011 at the All Saints Pastoral Centre, St Albans.

The theme of this year's conference was 'Love of God, Our Neighbour and Ourselves'.

Papers and recordings of the talks will be published here at a later date.  

 Here and here  are two reports on the conference. 


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