Anabaptist Network of Communities Day, Manchester

09/02/2013 - 10:30
09/02/2013 - 16:00

The third annual Anabaptist Network of Communities (ANC) day is being hosted by the Manchester Anabaptist Network study group and will be held at Didsbury Baptist Church on Saturday 9th February 2013.

This is a great opportunity to get together with people from groups and churches which belong to the ANC and others who are interested in finding out more about Anabaptism, the ANC or the groups who make up the ANC.

We hope that you will join us and that you will invite others from your community to come too - there is plenty of room so all are welcome.

The programme for the day is taking shape and includes opportunities for people to get to know each other, shared food and worship (using Anabaptist worship materials), as well as a choice of half-hour workshops (each running three times in "market place" slots, one slot in the morning and two in the afternoon) on the following topics:

* Anabaptists retreating and praying
* A Peace Zone in School
* Writing Preaching after Christendom
* Who educates our children?
* Young people growing in Christ

There will be a programme for children up to the age of eleven at the time of the marketplace events. We hope that teenagers will be able to take part in the market place sessions. We'll also have a small bookstall.

A soup & buffet lunch will be provided, as will tea and coffee etc throughout the day.

Here are the practical details:

Address: Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane/Beaver Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6SX (church tel 0161 434 1451)
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
What to bring: anything your group might want to show to others, eg resources you have produced, a stand to display information

Travel tips: Didsbury is directly south of Manchester City Centre.

* Allow 45 minutes for bus travel from central Manchester rail stations to the church. Several buses go direct to Didsbury (about a 25 minute journey) from Piccadilly Gardens bus station, a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly rail station. Alight at Wilmslow Road/Didsbury Library. See for help planning your journey. Very occasional trains (2 per hour) stop at Burnage, on the line between Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Airport and around a mile from the church.
* Parking available in Beaver Road at the back of the church.

The Anabaptist Network will cover the cost but welcomes donations on the day from those who are able to contribute. The anticipated actual cost per head is £3 to £5. If you can afford more, feel free to give more to cover the cost of those who need to pay less or not at all.

To help with planning and catering, please book in advance by emailing Brian Haymes ( no later than Sunday 3rd February, specifying how many you are booking for, ages of any children aged 11 & under, and any dietary requirements eg vegetarian.