GEAR Conferences

Our conferences inspire, encourage and enable.  Themes range from the practicalities of prayer to the challenges of evangelism, grappling with Scripture, co-operating with the Spirit, and radical discipleship.

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Fasting & Feasting

17th - 18th March 2017

A new 24-hour GEAR conference  & short refreshing break at Christchurch, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Running from 6pm on Friday 17th March till 5pm on Saturday 18th March.

With Rev Alex Jacob, Churches Ministry Among Jewish People

Download a booking form / brochure using this link.

We are seeing if a different approach to our conferences is helpful.  So we are organising a 24-hour event at Christchurch, Hitchin, Hertfordshire who will provide meals on the Friday and lunch on the Saturday.  It will be up to each participant to make their own B&B arrangements (suggestions can be provided).

Throughout Friday and Saturday there will be a good time of fellowship, worship and teaching in a similar way to the GEAR conferences, but at less cost and inconvenience.

The theme for the event is Fasting & Feasting (linking in with the URC's emphasis on Feasts and Festivals) and our speaker is Rev Alex Jacob from Churches Ministry Among Jewish People. Alex is a URC Minister and past member of the GEAR committee and Crossfire team. If you would like more information about Alex and CMJ you can visit:

If you are interested in coming along please contact Sheila Coop Tel: 01616202884 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It would be good to know if you anticipate coming as we press on with planning.