Church Planting and Renewal with Bishop Ric Thorpe

Event details

  • August 8, 2018
  • All Day

10 Strategies for Church Planting and Renewal

Stories of hope, tools for the journey

St Hilary’s Network is proud to be partnering with ALPHA Australia, Ridley College, the General Synod Ministry Commission, and the Peter Corney Training Centre to bring you Bishop Ric Thorpe, the Bishop of Islington.

In this day conference, Ric will be our keynote speaker, and will speak to us on how he has been working to plant churches in England.

Throughout the day, we will be hosting a variety of speakers (to be confirmed), speaking on topic around: Small Groups, Alpha, Discipleship, and more!

The Program

  • 8:30am – Coffee Cart
  • 9:15 – Musical Worship
  • 9:25 – Prayer
  • 9:30 – Blessing
  • 9:40 – Welcome
  • 9:45 – Meet Bishop Ric
  • 10 – Plenary One (An amazing story of God at work in the Diocese of London)
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 11: – Plenary Two (Ten types of church plants/replants in post-Christian England)
  • 11:50 – Panel (Bishop Ric, Craig Ogden)
  • 12:45pm – Lunch Breack
  • 1:30 – Seminars
  • 2:45 – Plenary Three (Renewing established churches in mission
  • 3:30 – Q&A
  • 3:55 – Thanks / Closing Prayers


  • How to church plant using Alpha (Bishop Ric and John Lamerton)
  • Planting to plant again (Guy Mason and Stephanie Judd)
  • Replanting and creating a Network Church (Bishop Stephen Hale and James Hornby)
  • Church Planting in a Provincial Centre (Andy and Liz Goodacre)
  • Transforming Small Groups to share in mission together (Tim Horman)