Our Conference in 2019 will be 
from 21st to 23rd January:

"Transforming Worship 

– Transforming Lives"

Our speakers will be:
Andy Herrick, previous long time member of FPE returns as our main speaker...



Our Bible Readings will be led by one of the members  of FPE who's been there for decades...! 
Chris Edmondson


Bios of our two speakers

Andy Herrick
Born and brought up in Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire in a strong Wesleyan Methodist family. Came to a deep and personal faith during the charismatic movement in the 1970s and immediately began to preach on the local Methodist circuit and lead the town’s youth group. 

The Wesleyan tradition of encountering God in worship and the word has been a powerful influence ever since those days. Went to college in Lampeter in 1977 and transferred to the Anglican church before going on to Wycliffe Hall, Oxford for ministry training. 

Ordained in 1982 in St David's, all of my ministry up to a few months ago was in St David's Diocese in Mid and South West Wales with a mixture of rural, cathedral, eclectic, and housing estate ministry. 

In May 2018 was made Ministry Area Leader of Bro Cybi (Holyhead and Holy Island) and Archdeacon of Anglesey in Bangor Diocese with the particular aim of leading across the island in worship and mission.

Andy’s ministry has focused on evangelism and worship – both as separate entities but also combined together and has enjoyed seeing churches grow and be renewed through worship that powerfully impacts those present.


Married to Sara, who has been a brilliant partner in ministry. They have three children – Naomi, who works with youth and children in Bangor Diocese is married to Richard who is also a vicar. Rachel is a psychologist based in Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth and partner to Gaz (Gareth). Ben is a carpenter, living in Lampeter and married to Caryl. There are four grand-children.

In free time Andy loves walking – either long distance or up mountains. And rugby (now as a spectator although played a full game for Lampeter old students in May 2018 at the age of 59!)

Chris Edmondson

Chris served as Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester, from 2008 until his retirement in June 2016, when he and his wife Susan moved to Bradford. He is now an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Leeds.

Following his ordination in 1973, Chris has worked in a variety of parish and diocesan posts in the north of England, including as the Officer for Evangelism in the Diocese  of Carlisle from 1986 to 1992.  From 2002 until 2008, he was Warden of the Lee Abbey Community and Conference Centre in North Devon. 

Chris is the author of a number of books on leadership, community and mission, and is passionate about encouraging local churches to become more confident in the Gospel, so they can become communities of hope in our broken and hurting world. 

He has been the Chair of the Trustees for Scargill House since 2009, and prior to retirement, Chris had a national role as the Bishops Advocate for Fresh Expressions. 

For relaxation Chris enjoys music - he plays organ, piano and guitar and sings in a local chamber choir in Bradford. He is also keen on sport- being a long suffering season ticket holder at Bradford City, and a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Chris and Susan have two married sons, and a 6 year old - going on 26!- granddaughter!

Chris has been a member of FPE since 1986(!), often helping to lead the worship at our gatherings, so is delighted to have been asked to have responsibility for the Bible studies on this theme for the 2019 conference. 

Plus... the usual mixture of other contributors, including Rachel Jordan-Wolfe, fun, fellowship, prayer ministry, workshops, and wonderful music leading our worship times.

Definitely not one to miss.... come and join us as we explore worship in all its fullness.

See below for Booking Form


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fpe network,
18 Jul 2018, 09:21