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SCBA Ministers' & Leaders' Conference 2022

Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th February 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton, Cheltenham

Beginning at 5pm on Monday and finishing after lunch on Wednesday

The team at SCBA would like to invite you and your leadership team to our Ministers' & Leaders' Conference.Cheltenham

Once again, our conference will be located at the lovely DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham Hotel. The Georgian manor house offers complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking and is set in beautiful, landscaped gardens that overlook Lilley Brook's 18-hole golf course.  Guests can relax and enjoy the onsite spa, beauty salon and fitness centre or with a drink at the bar. Your room will feature a flat-screen TV and a hospitality tray. Every room has an en-suite bathroom facility with complimentary towels and toiletries provided. The onsite leisure centre features a 20-yard pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub.

Our guest speakerGeoff Colmer
We are delighted to announce that Geoff Colmer will be our guest speaker at the conference. Geoff is the current BU President and is the Regional Minister Team Leader of the Central Baptist Association. In what seems like a previous life he was a professional musician, playing the bassoon in the English Northern Philharmonia, and music continues to play a large part in his life and ministry. Following his training at Spurgeon's College, Geoff was minister of Rye Baptist Church and then Melton Mowbray Church, before moving to his present role in 2004.
Geoff has a depth of understanding and experience of Baptists Together in all its expressions and has served on a large numbers of its groups. As an energetic advocate for women's ministry, he is please to serve on the Gender Justice Group.

The theme for Geoff's presidency year is being attentive to rhythms of grace: an attentiveness to God, in our lives, and in the lives of all those we encounter, both within the church and beyond it, 'seeking to be a movement of Spirit-led communities.'

Additional Sessions
There will be three additional sessions available:
  • Chaplains: so that we support the Baptist Chaplains' Day on the 24th January 2022 (please see: "A Day for Baptist Chaplains") this year will not be organising input for SCBA chaplains on the first day of the conference. There is still, however, a warm invitation to those involved in any chaplaincy work to gather for lunch and a post-lunch afternoon session for story sharing, mutual encouragement and prayer.
  • Newly Accredited Ministers: our Newly Accredited Ministers are invited to join the SCBA Regional Minister team at 1.00pm for lunch on Monday. Following lunch there will be two reflective sessions.
  • Children, Youth & Families: all children, youth and families workers/ministers are also invited to join the SCBA Regional Minister team for lunch at 1.00pm, followed by a group session in the afternoon.


Please see below the inclusive costs of this year's conference. These include your room, use of the hotel's swimming pool and gym facilities, all your meals and the cost/expenses for our speakers.

Residential:Cheltenham Bedroom
- Single Occupancy Room:  £260
- Double/Twin Occupancy Room:  £385 (£192.50 per person)
- Family Room: if you would like to bring your family, please contact Amy Allen.

This price includes accommodation from Monday evening to Wednesday afternoon (including all meals except Monday lunch). When booking for the full conference, please include a £60 deposit with the booking form, or yo may also pay the full amount if you wish.

Day Delegates:
- Monday to Wednesday: £150 (including lunch and dinner but excluding breakfast)
- Monday evening: £55 (including dinner)
- Tuesday (all day): £75 (including lunch and dinner but excluding breakfast)
- Wednesday morning: £35 (including lunch but excluding breakfast)

When booking any of these options, please pay the amount in full at the time of booking.

Monday Lunchtime:
We ask that all those attending the Monday lunch (Chaplains, NAMs, CYF Workers or colleagues) pay £5 towards the cost of the lunch.



Please ensure that all booking forms are received at the SCBA office by Friday 7th January 2022. Please note that bookings must be made through the SCBA office and not through the hotel. We cannot guarantee bookings that are received after this date and any bookings will incur an additional fee.
Residential delegates are requested to pay the balance of their booking fee by Friday 21st January 2022

To book, please download the booking form here.