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Partnership Meetings

Our Partnership Meetings are our main regular event for church leaders and others in ministry in the South West, and form the heartbeat of our Partnership.

Partnership Meetings take place quarterly in either Bristol or Bath, and involve a mixture of:

  • Teaching from invited speakers: considering key aspects of gospel ministry in a local church context, and how we can effectively partner together in those areas.
  • Partnership business: discussing the current and prospective work and events of the Gospel Partnership, so that we are shaping together the things we do to me effective and beneficial for our Partners.
  • Fellowship and prayer: supporting one other by providing a context for sharing the encouragements and discouragements of ministry and praying together for one another.

Church leaders from Partner churches, and Individual Partners are invited to bring along other members of their leadership or ministry teams, and those considering becoming Partners are welcome to join us for a few meetings to get a feel for what they are like.



The 2021 Partnership Meetings

Please note we are in the process of finalising the 2021 programme and this page will be updated when the remaining TBC events are confirmed.

Developing Leaders in the Local Church
Andy Paterson

27th January, Online via Zoom

Andy was pastor of Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol for 24 years and involved in the Gospel Partnership, until his recent move to Edinburgh where he spends half his time working for FIEC and the other half working for Charlotte Chapel.


Ready to Re-open? Church after COVID
John Stevens

24th March

John Stevens is the National Director of the FIEC, one of the pastors of Christchurch Market Harborough, a member of the Affinity Council and the Word Alive Event Organising Team, and a trustee of UCCF and AT3.

Hugh Palmer

9th June, St Bart's Bath

Hugh Palmer is the former Rector of All Souls, Langham Place, and Chair of the Church of England Evangelical Council and of Word Alive.

Building Truly Diverse Gospel Communities
Felix Aremo

29th September

Felix Aremo is a trainer with London City Mission and part of the Co-Mission network.

Pastoring Pastors
Andrew Cornes

1st December

Andrew Cornes is a retired minister and author.