• City Church Cambridge (map)
  • 12-14 Cheddars Lane
  • Cambridge, England, CB5 8LD
  • United Kingdom

Navigation  >  Home   >   Events

Churches That Change Communities 2017

Becoming a church for the poor

Churches across the UK are at the frontline of caring for those in need in our country. Thousands of Christians give hours of their time to volunteering in social action projects. But how do we go from helping the poor to becoming churches where people of all backgrounds not only worship God together, but experience genuine community with one another that crosses divisions of class, status, wealth and more?

I’m delighted to invite you to our national conference, now in its seventh year. It will envision, equip and encourage you to increase your impact, affect your community and build churches where the poor are welcomed and fully involved. The day will include prophetic teaching, seminars, networking with one another and social action franchises, and worship with an opportunity for prayer. I very much hope you will join us!

Martin Charlesworth, team leader, Jubilee+


For information on seminars (choices required at time of booking) please see below.  For further information on seminar topics and speakers, please visit www.jubilee-plus.org/events


Parking: There is parking available at Tesco (opposite the venue).  To avoid a very hefty fine for parking longer than three hours, please supply your registration number when booking to give unlimited free parking!  Only those with disabled badges or Conference permits will be able to park in the limited parking at the venue.  There is some free on street parking around the area. Please consider coming by public transport or car share to help protect our environment.

We shall be taking an offering for the ongoing work of Jubilee+ during one of the main sessions.

There will be a photographer/video cameraman at the event working for Jubilee+

Due to restricted space, there are no facilities for children at this conference.

We regret that we can only consider refunds in exceptional circumstances.

Doors open at 9.15am; first session 10am.  Please bring a packed lunch, refreshments provided.

There will be 8 organisations exhibiting at the conference plus a Bookstall provided by CLC Cambridge.

Please note when registering you will be directed via a PayPal page; this is for payment either by PayPal or by Credit/Debit Card.

Online bookings will close at midnight on Wednesday 25th October.  Subject to availability, tickets may be available on the door.

To contact the Conference Administrator, please email events@jubilee-plus.org



Morning session:

1  Biblical mandate: Remember the poor. Mike Betts (Relational Mission)

2  Network 1: Refugees and asylum seekers. Dave Smith (Boaz Trust)

3  Network 2: Building churches in deprived areas.  Martin Charlesworth (J+) with Jim Harper (Encounter Camps)

4  Social business: Building the future.  Ken Dickson (Axiom-e)

5  Challenging our own attitudes: class, materialism and cynicism. Natalie Williams (J+)

Afternoon session:

1  Leadership challenges in building churches for the poor. Martin Charlesworth

2. Network 3: Engaging with isolated elderly. Stephen Hammersley (Pilgrims Friend Society), Helen Wordsworth (Parish Nursing), Jeremy Sharpe (Linking Lives UK)

3  Network 4: Addictions – a church-based response. Joss Bray (Competent Compassion), 

4  Transforming lives - Angela Kemm (Cambridge City Church)

5  Social justice: heart convictions and hands in action.  Andy Biggs (J+) and Natalie Williams.

Cancellation & Refunds Policy

Relational Mission relies on registration fees from delegates who book to maintain and sustain its events programme. Last minute cancellations and refunds can have a significant impact where we are already committed to an event and the associated expenditure.

Consequently, we've drawn up the following policy with regard to cancellations and refunds. Read the policy here.