GWL March 2018

We’re getting ready for the next gathering, happening on Saturday 17th March in London.

Doors open at 10.30 and we start at 11am, running through to 4pm. Expect our usual mix of Community, Knowledge, Celebration and Justice, and quality time with great women leading in lots of different ways.

We’re thrilled to be celebrating Kate Wharton. Kate is Vicar of St. Bart’s Church in Roby, Liverpool and Assistant National Leader of New Wine. She’s the author of ‘Single Minded: Being single and whole and living life to the full’ and regularly speaks at churches and Christian conferences around the world on singleness. She loves travelling, especially to Asia. She likes fencing, cheese and onion crisps, chocolate orange, and a good G&T. We’ll be talking to Kate about leadership at local and national levels, leading as a woman and as a single person, her unique beLOVED ceremony, and being a positive change-maker in the church – just some of the many things she’s involved in!

In the Knowledge slot, Natalie Collins from the Project 3:28 Collective will be talking about the state of play for women speakers at Christian conferences. Covering the latest statistics, how to make positive changes in creating gender balanced platforms, and also revealing the new women speakers database launching soon. The database will be a place for women of all kinds of skill, knowledge and experience to create speaker profiles for event organisers to search. The team will be talking about how to make the most of signing up and using the database as a resource.

We’re delighted Kay Morgan Gurr will be leading the Justice session. Kay is Chair of Children Matter, co-founder of the Additional Needs Alliance, advocate for vulnerable children, part of the Evangelical Alliance Council. Also a wheelchair user, gadget loving knitter, married to and co-worker with Steve, she’ll be talking about why inclusion matters. You can read Kay’s blog here.

You can BOOK HERE  to join us for the day. We’ll be at St Clements Eastcheap, close to Bank Station, and Monument Station, just around the corner from House of Fraser. Arrive from 10.30 for an 11am start, and we’ll be ending at 4pm (at which point a spontaneous coffee / pub social outing usually occurs). Lunch is provided, fear not. Please let us know about any dietary or access needs.

We’ll be tweeting throughout the day using #GWLMar18 so do follow along there if you can’t join us in person. We’re on Twitter here, and Facebook here if you want general updates.