UK Ministers’ Conference

Devoted to Christ’s Church

April 12 April 15, 2021
Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire, UK

Covid-19 update, 11 March 2021:

We regret to announce that in the light of the ongoing Covid restrictions we have made the decision to cancel the Ministers’ Conference and Youth Conference for this year. We have looked at all kinds of options but the slow speed at which restrictions are being lifted presents us and Yarnfield Park Conference Centre with such difficulties that we have sadly concluded that there is no way that we can realistically meet in person this April.

We are very grateful for the support that many have shown for our work in booking for the conferences and very sorry to have to disappoint you in this way. We will get refunds processed for you over the next few days.

We rest in the knowledge that our merciful and faithful God is in control, and although our plans may be thwarted, his sovereign will and plans are being worked out to his glory and honour in this world.

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Devoted to Christ’s Church

The UK Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.

In a year when we’ve been forced to think about church in ways that we perhaps have never done so before, it has led to an appreciation of church we have never known before. When we are deprived of something precious we often discover how much we have taken it for granted.

What better way, then, to gather as the Christ-appointed shepherds of his flock and think afresh on what his church actually is and why it matters so much, not just for his people, but for the well-being of the world.

The church is the epicentre of divine worship here on earth. Indeed, in Christ, as we gather each Lord’s Day, we are actually caught up into the heavenly realms as we offer our sacrifice of praise to God. It is the community in which the saints are equipped for service – the family in which we are spiritually nourished, shaped and moulded through ministering to ‘one another’ in order that we might minister to the world in all its need. Join with us as we savour afresh the glorious body of Christ.



Hugh Collier

Minister of Great Ellingham Baptist Church, Norfolk, England.

Philip Eveson

Retired minister and former Principal of London Seminary.

Terry Johnson

Senior Minister of Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Paul Levy

Minister of International Presbyterian Church, Ealing, London.

Warren Peel

Minister of Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church, Newtonabbey, Northern Ireland, and Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

Robert Strivens

Minister of Old Baptist Chapel, Bradford-on-Avon, England, former Principal of London Seminary, and Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

Jeremy Walker

Minister of Maidenbower Baptist Church, Crawley, England.


Monday 12 April

3.00pm – Registration Begins

5.15pm – Opening Address
               Hugh Collier

8.15pm – What is the Church?
               Terry Johnson

Tuesday 13 April

7.25am – Conference Prayer Time

9.15am – ‘Glorious things of Thee are
               spoken’ – Philip Eveson

11.15am – The Significance of Public 
                Worship – Warren Peel

5.00pm – Following Flavel: In the
              Footsteps of an
              Evangelical Pastor
              Jeremy Walker

8.15pm – What Does the Church
               Look like?
– Terry Johnson

Wednesday 14 April

7.25am – Conference Prayer Time

9.15am – The Joy of Public Worship
               Warren Peel

11.15am – Is It Worth It?
                Paul Levy

5.00pm – Global Updates
               Ian Hamilton

8.15pm – What Does the Church Do?
Terry Johnson


Thursday 15 April

7.25am – Conference Prayer Time

9.15am – ‘We love the place, O God’
               Philip Eveson

11.15am – Closing Address 
                Robert Strivens

Rooms and Registration Fees

The full conference fee for a Monday–Thursday resident is £235*. All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session. Accommodation is in ensuite bedrooms, each equipped with a desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and super-fast wi-fi. Towels are provided.

We realise that many Ministers are on tight budgets and we do not want people to be unable to attend the conference due to the cost. If you are unable to afford the £235 fee, but could pay between £120 and £235, then please feel free to pay what you are able. In the event that you are not able to afford this, please contact John Rawlinson at the Edinburgh office to apply for financial assistance; we don’t want anyone to be unable to come due to financial constraints.

*This represents a subsidy of about £52 per person from the Trust. If you are in a position where you are able to pay the unsubsidised cost, we would appreciate that.

Unless special arrangements are made, no one should arrive before 2.00pm on Monday. Registration of conference members will be from 3.00pm to 4.45pm in the atrium. Thereafter keys can be collected from reception. The full address for the venue is Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, Staffs, ST15 0NL. The nearest railway stations are Stoke and Stafford. Please visit for further travel information.

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