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Thrive 2019

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Charney Manor, Wantage OX12 0EJ


Monday 13th May 2019 at 12:00


Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 12:00

A refreshing conference for women’s workers specifically set apart by their local Independent church for pastoral or word ministry amongst women.

Thrive is a great opportunity to meet others in similar roles, be encouraged and learn from one another. Our hope is that those who come to Thrive will be both spiritually and physically refreshed.


We are delighted that Elinor Magowan will be our main speaker this year. Elinor joined the staff team at FIEC at the beginning of 2019, working alongside Elisabeth Smyth as Women’s Ministry Coordinator. Elinor has many years experience of Christian ministry, initially with UCCF and for the past 18 years supporting her husband, David, who now co-pastors Carey Baptist Church in Reading. More recently Elinor has worked with UFM as the mission’s Women’s Pastoral Worker.


In a world where we have so many calls on our time and energy, it’s hard to set priorities. Taking as her theme “One Thing”, Elinor will take us to three passages in the Bible to help us know what is vital to our life and service as women in ministry.


Just for this year, Thrive will be held at a new venue, Charney Manor in South Oxfordshire, just a couple of miles off the main A420 between Oxford and Swindon and within easy reach of the mainline railway station at Didcot. Charney Manor is a lovely, peaceful place, part of which is a very historic house dating back more than 500 years and surrounded by three acres of beautiful grounds.

Charney Manor


Thrive will take place from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 May, starting and ending at 12 noon.


For more information on who the conference is for and how to book, please get in touch by using our contact form and selecting the ‘Women’s Ministry’ option.

If you’d like to get a flavour of Thrive then you can read a couple of articles reflecting on previous conferences here and here.