New Wine Urban Forum in the North

New Wine Urban Forum in the North

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 10:00am to Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Gathering Place, 1, St. James' Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS


Working in urban areas in the inner cities and outer estates means living and proclaiming the Kingdom in tough environments, working among many people for whom life, education, employment and family has not quite worked as planned. In these areas, ministry means being committed to the long haul. God’s heart is for these areas and those who live there, that they too may enjoy his shalom.

This year’s Northern Urban Forum is an opportunity to spend time with others who understand both the joy and pain of leading an urban church, and to be inspired to push on further and deeper with God’s plans. Whether you’ve just moved into an urban ministry or have been working there for years, join us as we encourage, challenge and release one another to serve God in the cities he has called us to.

Led by experienced leaders in urban ministry, this two-day forum will feature inspiring yet down-to-earth talks, practical seminars with powerful times of worship and a chance to receive personal prophetic ministry. There will also be invaluable time to meet with like-minded people who know and understand your situation.

Please click here to read the advance information document.

Accommodation is not included in the ticket cost for this event. The Visit Calderdale website has links for places to stay, but please note that New Wine takes no responsibility for accommodation booked through this website.


Rev Ben Woodfield

Ben leads Oldhams Church, a church plant on an estate in Bolton. God called him to live on estates when he was 17 years old.

Kate Wharton

Kate is an Assistant National Leader for New Wine. She is Vicar of St. Bart’s Church in Roby, Liverpool.

Rev Linda Maslen

Linda is New Wine's Regional Director for the North East and Yorkshire. She's also curate at St Mark's Siddal and leads Saturday Gathering.

Abi Thomas

Abi has lived and served in urban priority areas for the last 10 years, along with her husband Tim, and they have recently moved to Bradford.


Full tickets
Early Bird (until 11 Sept) £72
Standard rate (after 11 Sept) £82

Price includes all meals but not accommodation.

Lunch will be provided both days and dinner will be provided on the first evening.


Day tickets
Wednesday - 10.30-21.00 (lunch and dinner included) £45
Thursday - 10.30-16.00 (lunch included) £35


Wednesday 11 October
Welcome and worship 10:30-11:00
Story of The Gathering Place 11:00-11:30
Session 1 11:30-12:00
Ministry time 12:00-12:15
Networking 12:15-13:00
Lunch (provided at venue) 13:00-14:00
Welcome back and worship 14:00-14:30
Session 2 14:30-15:30
Tea/coffee break 15:30-16:00
Session 3 16:00-17:00
Celebration dinner (provided at venue) 19:00-21:00
Thursday 12 October
Welcome and worship 09:30-10:00
Session 4 10:00-11:00
Tea/coffee break 11:00-11:30
Session 5 11:30-12:30
Lunch (provided at venue) 12:30-13:30
Welcoming the refugee 13:30-14:30
Session 6 14:30-15:30
Worship and commissioning 15:30-16:00