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Shropshire, England

National Conference 2018

simon ponsonbyIn 2018, our annual National Conference will be from Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October.

Simon Ponsonby

Our main speaker will be Simon Ponsonby, who will be teaching on the Saturday on the theme "Loved". Simon writes:

Christian maturity and liberty can only come when we know whom we believe - when the objective love poured out in blood at Calvary becomes subjective love, poured out by God’s Spirit in our hearts. In our sessions, I will explore how we can know and experience the liberating transforming love of God.

A 4th generation preacher, Simon Ponsonby came to a personal faith in his late teens through his local Anglican church and became a full time evangelist and church planter in his early 20’s, before training for Anglican ordination at Trinity College Bristol, where he earned undergrad and research degrees in theology. From 1995, Simon served as curate in inner city Bradford before being appointed in 1998 as ‘the Oxford Evangelical Pastorate Chaplain’ running a vibrant chaplaincy evangelising and discipling Oxford undergraduates. In 2005, Simon became Pastor of Theology at St Aldates church, teaching, writing and serving the wider church as conference speaker and Bible teacher. He is an associate Tutor at Wycliffe Hall Oxford. Simon has written a number of books on Doctrine, Pastoral Theology and Biblical Commentary. Simon is married to Tiffany, a school teacher, artist & mother of their two grown up sons Joel and Nathanael. He enjoys street photography, military history & collecting vintage fountain pens.

For the teaching sessions on the Friday and Sunday, Stuart Parker and Rob Wood will be speaking on "The Father's Love" and "The Son's Love" to complement Simon's teaching.

Seminar options

We intend to offer two seminar options on the Saturday:

  1. Ruth and Paul's seminar will be “Holiness through hardship - how life’s struggles can help us mature in Christ”
  2. Jem's seminar will be “Not alone: finding family in the church”


The event will be held at a conference centre in Shropshire, England. Details will be confirmed upon booking


For the second year running, we have managed to keep the costs unchanged. The cost of attending the whole weekend is £160 per person, with other options available for those only able to come for part of the time. A 10% reduction is available until the Early Bird deadline on 1st August 2018. A 25% discount is available only to active Voluntary Workers, full-time students and those who are unwaged/low-waged.


By restricting attendance at our events to Members, who have all agreed with our Basis and Code of Confidentiality, we ensure our events are safe for those attending to share in confidence. If you are already a TFT member, please click below to book your place:

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