humbler church Bigger God conference

This September HeartEdge welcomes Scottish hymn writer and Church of Scotland minister John Bell, Anglican priest, poet and feminist theologian Rachel Mann, Global South theologian Anderson Jeremiah and many other exciting contributors, for a two-day conference: “humbler church, Bigger God” – a gathering of the HeartEdge community in Manchester (27 & 28 September 2022).

The programme also includes Andrew Graystone, Grace Thomas, Molly Boot, Kathy Versfeld, Anthony Reddie, Azariah France-Williams and of course, our own Sam Wells. There will be many other contributors, and every participant brings their own insights and perspective.

On the Tuesday evening the Conference will include, in partnership with the Church Times and SCM press, the annual Theology Slam.

The HeartEdge Conference is a practical, two-day intensive of ideas, theology and connecting. It includes workshops on enterprise and commerce, launching cultural projects, developing congregations and sustaining community response, plus time to make connections and find encouragements. This two-day intensive will pack in lots and prioritise practical input and resources.

The conference venue is Ascension Church Hulme on the southern edge of Manchester City Centre. Some of the sessions will happen in other community venues in Hulme or around the City Centre.

Further information is available from: 

Ticket Prices:

  • Early Bird £110 (before 30 June)
  • Full price £150
  • Under 25 £75

Day rate:

  • Early Bird £55 (before 30 June)
  • Full price £75
  • Under 25 £35

For tickets go to:  

We don’t want ticket prices to be a barrier to anyone coming so get in touch if you think they may be.

For those wanting accommodation for the conference, Luther King House is offering rooms at the reduced rate of £40 a night single (£50 a night double or twin) including breakfast. Limited availability. To book, email or call 0161 224 6404 and quote ‘HeartEdge Conference’.