Stories from the Future

02/09/2011 - 18:00
04/09/2011 - 14:00

A residential conference, jointly organised by the Anabaptist Network and the Northumbria Community. This gathering is the latest initiative in a series of meetings and conferences over the past few years in which members of the Northumbria Community and the Anabaptist Network have been walking together exploring common themes.

It will be an exciting opportunity to imagine our society and culture as it might be 20 years on from now. We will attempt to look back, from this imaginary vantage point, at the spiritual journey we might have travelled over those 20 years. We will consider how we might be ‘singing the Lord’s song’ in a strange land, building on the foundations of the old to embrace a fearful hope for this future. 

The conference will take place at the Sneaton Castle Centre in Whitby, partly because this is a beautiful place with excellent facilities, but mainly because the Centre shares a site with the Order of the Holy Paraclete, which has close links with the Northumbria Community, and where deep historical links resonate with both the Community and the Anabaptist Network.

What will happen?

Talks to provoke ‘future thinking and dreaming’
Creative storytelling
Artistic inspiration
Brainstorming groups
Examples to follow from past and present
Follow in the footsteps of Hild in Whitby
Daily worship drawing from the different traditions represented
All meals provided in a very comfortable conference centre


£105 per head standard accommodation, £130 en-suite.

For further information, or to book a place at this conference, please contact Ian Corsie: or 01289 387257