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MAR 20

2020 QPSW Spring Conference

20 - 22 March 2020

Quaker witness takes many forms – it can be both personal and shared, loud and quiet, lifelong and sporadic, depleting and nourishing. Quaker Peace & Social Witness seeks to support Friends individually in their lives, jointly in their meetings and in Britain Yearly Meeting, to translate our faith into action and to be part of a movement for positive social change.

Sharing our stories connects us and deepens our understanding of our witness. We hope to have speakers who will help us do this.

Come and find out more about the work of Quaker Peace & Social Witness, how we work in the world on behalf of Friends and how you can get involved. And you can tell us how we can best support you and your meeting.

You will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of those who deliver the programmes of work. You will learn how work is discerned and overseen by Friends and there will be ample opportunity to reflect on what you have heard and to get to know other Friends.

Spring Conference is particularly aimed at:

  • QPSW Correspondents
  • New Friends/Attenders
  • Those new to the work of QPSW

We hope the following work programmes will be amongst those featured:-

Booking will open shortly via our 2020 bookings form.

Who can attend

All can attend. People are nominated to attend through their area and local Meetings. Meetings have received a copy of our information flyer, sent to all area and local meetings via the regular monthly mailing.

We endeavour to ensure that all our events are accessible and fully inclusive so we would be happy to discuss your needs with you directly. If you would like to talk about the venue or your requirements, please don't hesitate to contact our events team at: Please note that guests cannot attend for one day only.

Practical information

The Hayes Conference Centre is in Swanwick, Derbyshire.

Please check the Hayes website to see their location and directions.

We will run a coach service at a scheduled time from Derby railway station to the centre for a small additional charge of £7 one way. The coach will leave the Hayes for Derby station at 15.30 on Sunday 22 March.

The event will begin on Friday 20 March, with a shared dinner at 18.00.

This is a residential-only event that starts after dinner on Friday, 20:00 and finishes with worship and departures from 15:00 on Sunday. Participants will stay at The Hayes on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Conference fee

The fee for attending the conference is £200, and covers accommodation, food, resources, invited speakers and organisation. The conference fee without accommodation is £140. Please note that day visitors are not permitted at this event.

Full information will be provided with the booking form.

More information

For more information contact:

BYM Events

Telephone: 020 7663 1142

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Date & time

Start: 18:00 on 20 March 2020

Finish: 15:00 on 22 March 2020


Register your place (external link)