Diocese of Portsmouth

Portsmouth Readers' Annual Conference

Each year at the end of January we hold our conference at Sandown on the Isle of Wight. We have a teaching focus for each year and usually manage to get excellent speakers to inspire us. We stay in a warm, comfortable hotel, full board, with a bar.

Comfortable hotel, great company, inspiring speakers, exciting programme. 
"Why would you not want to be there?"

The conference is organised by a small team consisting, at present, of: Ven Gavin Collins (Warden of Readers), Hilary Spurgeon, Chris Aherne, Steve Brett-Hill, Mary Close and Ethne Whitlock.

The date for the 2018 Conference is:
26th-28th January 2018

Past Conferences

  • 2017 Conference “Regenerating the Church” Dr Who, the Tardis and Time Travel
    2016 Conference “Nor that Man”: rescuing the reputation of St Paul?
  • 2015 Conference  'Getting to grips with St Mark's Gospel'
  • 2014 Conference 'Spiritual pilgrimage'
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  • 2013 Conference 'Why preach the Old Testament?'
  • 2012 Conference 'Keep me travelling along with you'
  • 2011 Conference 'On the Damascus Road'
  • 2010 Conference 'Fuel, Feed, Focus'. Speaker: The Bishop of Sodor and Man, The Right Revd Robert Paterson.