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 2021 LYCIG Conference is being held 15-17 October 2021

at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon

Our diocesan residential conference to encourage and equip your church to grow – in numbers, in spirituality, in mission.

Read more about  Leading Your Church into Growth

Book for  LYCIG October 2021

‘In a church culture which is too easily besotted and beguiled by all that is shiny and new, ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ concentrates on the tried and tested, putting parish and people, evangelism and service front and centre. This is extraordinary help for ordinary churches.’

–  Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, The Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of York, Patron of Leading your Church into Growth


Join us for our diocesan ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ (LYCiG) Conference from 6pm on Friday 15 October until 3pm on Sunday 17 October 2021 at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon.

‘Leading your Church into Growth’ works with clergy, lay leaders and PCCs, enabling them to lead their church into the three key dimensions of growth: more people, becoming more like Jesus, having more impact on the community.

There are seven steps presented that are practical, do-able, encouragement to help your church grow and flourish, as we emerge from the effects of Covid-19.

The presenters of LYCiG represent all church traditions, and contexts – rural, urban, estates, suburban, Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical and everything in between. The one thing they all have in common is first-hand experience of leading ‘ordinary’, normal local churches into growth.

As a diocese we would like to encourage parishes, benefices and teams to come along together and we are significantly subsidising the cost for you. This means the full conference ticket (including all conference sessions and resources, accommodation & meals)  normally £225 – is reduced to just £85 per person,  for between 3 and 8 people from each parish including the vicar. If you are ordained you can also use your CMD grant to cover this cost.  People aged under 30 can go free!

‘For years ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ has been and remains the best single piece of training that any local church can undertake if it wants to learn more about sharing the great news of Jesus Christ.’

– Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool

Book for LYCIG October 2021

More questions about LYCIG? – ask the Revd Kate Peacock

Also, hear from some of those who have attended our LYCiG Conference previously:

  • “This course was really good for us because it gave time to think away from the pressures of everyday work – it would have been even better had we had more members of our team to join the conversation,  ..”  St Michael’s Church, St Albans (The Revd Kenneth Padley)
  • ” … quick and easy way to describe the course is ‘inspirational'” ……   “content is well thought out, well-rehearsed and delivered with passion” ….   “what did we gain? – time to sit back and reflect …”   “remember that we should be sharing all that we have in the love, hope and comfort of following Jesus”     Bishop’s Hatfield Teamfull testimonial here 

Read more about this terrific training opportunity, at the dedicated LYCIG website – click image  











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