Across the year, there are a few opportunities for all MES participants to meet together for teaching, learning and networking. The main opportunity for this, and the only one that isn’t online, is a national day conference, usually based in London, in January.
This is a comparatively new part of an MES year with the first conference in January 2022. The photos and video on this page are from that event. Nearly 100 people heard from Andrew Tremlett, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, and Stephanie Iltchenco and John McGinley from Myriad, the church planting network.
For the 2023 event, the main speakers will be Chine McDonald, Director of Theos, the religion and society think tank, and Carl Beech, the pioneer and visionary behind Edge Ministries and the Edge Faith Community.
As well as the national conference, there are 2-3 online meetings across the year for all participants. In the past, there has been a variety of speakers including hospital chaplains, national evangelism leads, those involved in the Church of England's racial justice work, external organisations like Christians Against Poverty, MPs and occasionally Bishops!