National Gathering 20th May 2017 Registration

  • 20 May 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • St Mary's Church Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
  • 9


  • For staff at the gathering

If you prefer not to attend a workshop you can use the garden for private quiet time. Do not book a workshop.

The Centre is fully accessible with a loop system in the hall.

There are a very few parking spaces near the door - please only request one if your mobility is very restricted. The car park is not large so no part is very far from the entrance. There is on street parking nearby but early arrival is recommended for a space in the car park.

Sadly registration for this event is now closed.

We are holding a national event to celebrate our 45th anniversary. 

Malcolm Guite, poet, priest, musician, has kindly accepted our invitation to deliver our keynote address on the theme of 'Poetry and Prayer. 


'Prayerful Composition - a practical and spiritual approach to writing poetry' with Malcolm Guite - This workshop is full.

'Praying Creatively' with Sr Theresa Margaret CHN Painting will be undertaken!

'Finding God in the Present Moment' with Fiona Elliott, JM National Council Member.

 'Praying with icons' with Bishop Jack Nicholls (formerly anglican Bishop of Sheffield) This will be held in the ancient Bridge Chapel. (Sadly the Chapel is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties).

See some photos of the venue on our national gathering photos page

Cost is £15 which includes lunch and refreshments.

Applying online

You will be able to register guests online but you will need to pay for them and complete the booking form with their information so we suggest you look at the printed form online first and make sure you have all the necessary information.  You will need an email address for each of them. If any do not have an email address you can send all their information to us at and we will register them for you.  Please contact if you have any queries about registering online.

Cost is £15 which includes lunch and refreshments.

Applying by post Download Form Here

Please apply as soon as possible. We will operate a waiting list in the event of cancellations. Please note that refunds cannot be made after 7th May unless we can re-allocate the ticket.

 What happens next? Tickets will be sent out in April, by email or post. If we send them earlier they get lost! The ticket will have all the travel and other information you need. You should bring this ticket with you to Derby as it is your entry ticket for the event.

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