Fringe events are a welcome enhancement of the Conference, offering representatives and members of the public opportunities to share information and ideas, explore topics of special interest and celebrate together. They are not a part of the formal proceedings of the Conference but are hosted by a variety of organisations within and outside the Methodist Church.
Fringe events can range from lunches to evening briefings to prayer walks, concerts and offer an opportunity to reach the 330 Conference representatives and also to engage with members of local churches and, indeed, interested members of the public.
When choosing a date and time for your event, you'll find it helpful to look at the Conference timetable. The Conference Arrangements Team can help publicise your event via the Conference website and will include it in a listing in the Handbook section of the Conference agenda. If you are thinking of organising an event please read about the approval process in our policy, which you can download below. Because there are strict print deadlines, we may not be able to help to promote applications received after Sunday 16 February 2020.