We have decided to cancel this year’s Plumstead Conference planned for 13–16 April at Yarnfield Training and Conference Centre.
Having committed the matter to the Lord, we feel it would not be right to try to proceed with the conference given the current coronavirus epidemic and the official advice and travel restrictions connected with this.
Various factors have combined to make it necessary to take this decision now.
While we are sad not to be able to meet with you as planned, we are thankful to be able to leave the matter with the Lord Jesus and commit one another to His love and care.
Indeed we seek His mercy and grace for the whole household of faith at this difficult time and pray for wisdom for the authorities in dealing with the epidemic and its consequences for people at large.
If the Lord has not come and it is His will, we plan to hold next year’s conference at Yarnfield Park on 5–9 April 2021.
Thank you for your prayers.
Travel, registration and other information
Please register by 7 March 2020. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please check out our registration page for detailed information.
Children & young people
We welcome families to the Plumstead Conference. We expect parents to take responsibility for the supervision of their children throughout the conference unless they are in the crèche sessions. We ask young people under the age of 18 who register to attend without a parent to give the name of an adult who is willing to take responsibility for them while they are at the conference.
A crèche for under-11s is planned but will only be staffed during one of the morning and one of the afternoon Bible readings. At other times parents are free to make use of the crèche facilities if they wish, but must stay with their children. Offers for help with running the crèche will be much appreciated.
In door sports facilities are available on site. Appropriate clothing and suitable sports shoes (non-marking) are required for using these.
Young people's meetings will be held in the evenings for singing and study.
The conference will be held at Yarnfield Park Conference centre:
Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
For more information, see our travel directions page.
We do not charge for the conference but a contribution of £45 per night per person is suggested.
- 10% discount for 12 to 16 year olds
- 25% discount for 4 to 11 year olds
- FREE for 3 and under
We do not want anyone to feel they cannot come because they cannot afford this and we ask all residential and day visitors to consider what they can give towards the cost of the conference bearing in mind there are brethren who are less able to pay.
The meeting is arranged by the meeting in Plumstead, but gifts should be made online to Chapter Two (link opens new window) but designated for the conference fund, as Chapter Two has kindly agreed to underwrite the conference. Gifts can also be made by credit card or in cash at the conference but advance payments are a great help with cash-flow.
UK taxpayers can make their gifts under the Gift Aid scheme.
Arrival and departure
Check-in will be available from 3pm on Monday. On arrival, please collect your room key and name badge from our registration desk.
It is essential that you occupy the room allocated to you and that you do not sleep elsewhere on site for fire safety and evacuation reasons.
Please vacate rooms and return keys to the relevant accommodation office by 10am on the day of departure, including the final day of the conference.
Accommodation and meals
Accommodation is available on site, mostly in double rooms with en-suite, bed-linen, towels and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms with additional bed are available for families.
To take advantage of on-site accommodation, please register as soon as possible.
Please make sure that your booking for accommodation and meals is firm. Late cancellations and early departures or other changes to arrangements will cost us non-refundable deposits and fees.
If you must cancel or change your booking, please let us know in good time so that we can liaise with the conference centre.
Chapter Two will provide a substantial range of Christian literature and materials for sale. They will also offer a 10% discount to students on all purchases during the conference.