2022 Gathering

Biennial Gathering in Bristol

We had a fantastic Gathering in Bristol in October 2022. Our theme was ‘Rediscovering and Repurposing for Radical Inclusion’. We learned about the strong Methodist history in Bristol and were inspired by the words of historian Gary Best. We also heard from a diverse range of projects based in and around Bristol City Centre and how these projects had repurposed through the last two years of lockdown, and were continuing to repurpose to make sure they were always working for the people they are called to be with. Then we heard reflections on radical inclusion from Inderjit Bhogal, he shared his powerful story with us and picked up on the strong theme of radical inclusion that ran through it.

Alongside these formal inputs there was lots of time for praying, eating, chatting and generally being in fellowship together. I heard over and over again what an encouraging and inspiring couple of days it had been and how much the network enjoys being together.


2020 Gathering



We gathered on Zoom to explore “Wellbeing in the City” over two days 17 -18 November 2020

Read the programme of the Gathering below

Wellbeing Meditations
Anna Bland

Virtual welcome to Coventry
Rev. Stephen Willey and Deacon Sheila Dawson, Coventry Central Hall

Introducing our reflective theologian and opening comments on the wellbeing of the city
Rev. Al Barrett (Vicar of Hodge Hill) in conversation with Rev. Ian Rutherford

“The ministry of reconciliation” -Coventry Cathedral present a model of working
The Dean of Coventry Cathedral, John Witcombe in conversation with Rev. Ian Rutherford and Rev. Al Barrett

Creative exploration of “Our sense of Wellbeing in ministry”
Alison Ransome, Anna Bland and Rev. Caroline Ryder

“Seek the wellbeing of the City” - Engaging in effective prayer
A workshop with Steve Botham, Prayer Lead for Gather Global and Rev. Ian Rutherford

“Mercy Ministry” - A Diaconal perspective on city centre ministry
Deacon Pru Cahill in conversation with Deacon Ali McMillan

Love Feast
Rev. Stephen Willey and Judith Mitchell


2018 Gathering



We gathered over two days on Tuesday 20th to Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Methodist Central Hall, Manchester

See the programme of the 2018 Gathering below:



‘Resourcing your vision’
Rev. Tim Swindell

‘Re-seeding central halls’
Rev. Anthony Clowes

‘City Centre transformation’
Dave King and Debra Green

Lunchtime Service, Night Prayer and Closing Reflections
Dr. Deirdre Brower-Latz

‘Prayer Walking’ 
Dave King

Focus on our City Centre situations



Dr. Deirdre Brower-Latz (Principal of Nazarene Theological College, Manchester)
Rev. Anthony Clowes (The Potter`s Church, Stoke-on-Trent and 'reIMAGINE Circuits')
Debra Green OBE (National Director and Founder of Redeeming Our Communities)
Dave King (GATHER Network and Movement Day)
Rev. Tim Swindell (Executive Chair, Central Hall Westminster and Lead Connexional Treasurer)