Conferences

The Fellowship started with a conference and has continued to organise them regularly. They are usually a few days at a conference centre or similar, giving attendees the chance to learn, worship, eat and socialise together.

  • 2020 – cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
  • 2019 – 40 things you didn’t know about Orthodoxy: celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist
  • 2018 – Prayer: lift up your hearts
  • 2017 – Sorrow into joy
  • 2016 – Being Orthodox in a multi-cultural society
  • 2015 – Standing on holy ground. Held in Walsingham
  • 2014 – Sing to the Lord a new song: music in Orthodox worship
  • 2013 – The Liturgy: the entrance into the Kingdom
  • 2012 – Death and Eternity
  • 2011 – Orthodox witness today
  • 2010 – Mothers and Fathers in God: spiritual guidance in the Orthodox Church
  • 2009 – Creation and Evolution: an Orthodox approach
  • 2008 – Living the Liturgy
  • 2007 – Revealing Christ to the world
  • 2006 – Women and men in the Church
  • 2005 – Aspects of Personhood: wholeness and healing
  • 2004 – Orthodoxy in the West: today and tomorrow
  • 2003 – Love and law in the Old and New Testaments
  • 2002 – The law of love: how to live the Gospel
  • 2001 – Pilgrimage
  • 2000 – Life in the Holy Spirit: the struggle for discernment
  • 1999 – The Life in Christ: perspectives on the Holy Mysteries
  • 1998 – conference not held
  • 1997 – The Mother of God
  • 1996 – Our unity in the Eucharist
  • 1995 – Confession and the sacraments of healing
  • 1994 – Repentance and Forgiveness
  • 1993 – Love and the mystery of evil
  • 1992 – Artistic creation
  • 1991 – Death and Resurrection
  • 1990 – Christianity and Judaism
  • 1989 – The Creation
  • 1988 – The Millennium of the Russian Church: Orthodox mission today
  • 1987 – The image of Christ in the Old and New Testament
  • 1986 – The Church is One
  • 1985 – St Paul
  • 1984 – The Transfiguration
  • 1983 – The Holy Spirit
  • 1982 – The Orthodox Church today
  • 1981 – The vocation of the Church
  • 1980 – conference not held
  • 1979 – Church and Eucharist

2019

Our fortieth anniversary conference included talks on the founding and first 40 years of the Fellowship; the next 40 years for Orthodoxy in this country; 40 days with the Bible; living under the patronage of St John the Baptist; and finding God in the wilderness.

2016

Excellent speakers on our theme of being Orthodox in a multi-cultural society, including our President Metropolitan Kallistos and Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Church in the UK.

2015

Blessing at the holy well in Walsingham as part of our conference on “Standing on Holy Ground”.