Northern Powerhouse Conference – Time to Regenerate!

This Autumn sees the launch of a new and exciting event in the Christian calendar, the Northern Powerhouse Conference.

The conference is an opportunity to experience spiritual regeneration through inspiring worship, meeting new people and great teaching from our visiting speaker Pastor Dom Bird

Keynote speaker – Pastor Dom Bird 

Dom is a leader at Sunnyhill Church in Poole, a growing contemporary church and Dom has a visionary and challenging ministiry.

Dom has delivered teaching at other Christian conferences and events such as Ablaze UK. For a flavor of Dom’s ministry watch the adjacent video: .

WORKSHOP   1       Rev Anne Wood

Workshop 1: - Main Conference room
Host – Richard Earnshaw
Speaker – Rev. Anne Wood (Tutor of Pastoral Studies at the Church of England)
Topic – Regenerating small Churches

Ann is an ordained priest in the Church of England, a qualified psychotherapist and was, before she left work, a teacher of Computing! Since she left teaching she has worked as a mission priest,focussing particularly on church growth with pastoral care at its heart and as a hospice Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor.She now works part-time as a theripist and as a Leeds Diocese tutor of pastoral studies

WORKSHOP   2       TLG (Transforming Lives for Good)

Workshop 2: - Breakout room 1
Host – Pastor Phillip Earnshaw
Speaker – TLG (Transforming Lives for Good, a charity that works with children and families through education to provide hope)
Topic – Regenerating the community

WORKSHOP   3       4Front Theatre Company

4Front Theatre Company

Workshop 3: - Breakout room 2
Host – Angela and Graham Earnshaw
Speaker – 4Front Theatre Group
Topic – Regenerating Church using the arts and media

4Front is a charity that aims to produce shows and performances that are entertaining and thought-provoking for people of all ages. Yet ultimately we exist to create theatre that puts faith at the 4Front.

4Front Theatre aims to use performance to serve the local church; providing full length shows, sketches and workshops suitable for a variety of age groups.

As a late addition to the conference programme. The group will be performing their acclaimed production “So On & So 4th” on Friday evening between 9.15pm and 10.15pm.
This is a sketch style show with lots of fun, audience interaction and a bunch of sketches. The production was performed at this year’s Spring Harvest event and went down a treat. Why not book a ticket for Friday night now and join in the fun, or come along for the whole conference and be challenged to regenerate!


Programme and Venue

The programme will include keynote seminars led by Dom Bird and a variety of inspiring workshops covering key aspects of individual and church regeneration. Final details of the programme and workshops will be published soon.

The conference is to be held at the popular Pontefract Race Course Conference Centre. The venue offers contemporary and comfortable facilities and is located in a spectacular location being adjacent to Pontefract Park. The venue is easily accessible and located close to junction 32 of the M62.



Enjoy the conference with the assurance that your little ones are being cared for.

Information about the activities we are offering the children:

Chris and Sue Coyston will be with us for the conference and will be organising a range of engaging activities for the children during the main services so that both parents and children can enjoy the event. Chris and Sue are experienced children’s workers.
Chris and Sue are the national children’s leaders for the Apostolic Church. They have organised children’s work for a range of major church conferences and we excited to have them on board for the NPC.

The activities provided will be for children in age range 4 to 11 years old.

In addition, there will be a creche in the main conference room for children from 0 to 3 years old, however we would ask that parents are on hand to supervise their children in the creche.


Friday 6th October Arrival and Refreshments Refreshment Area 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 6th October Worship and the Word Main conference room 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6th October 4Front Theatre Group - "So On Á So 4th" Main conference room 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday 7th October Arrival and Refreshments Refreshment Area 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday 7th October Worship and the Word Main conference room 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday 7th October Lunch Refreshment Area 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7th October Workshops (1st session) Main conference room, Breakout room 1 & 2 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Saturday 7th October Refreshments Refreshment Area 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Saturday 7th October Workshops (2nd session) Main conference room, Breakout room 1 & 2 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7th October Tea Refreshment Area 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7th October Main Celebration Service Main Conference Room 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7th October 2017 Conference closes Conference closes Conference closes


Tickets and Registration

Tickets are excellent value and there are options to attend the whole conference or evening sessions only. Discounts are available for juniors 16 years and under. Please go to the Eventbrite page to purchase your tickets.



Premier Inn Pontrfract: Website

Pick a prime spot to enjoy all the gems Yorkshire has to offer at the Premier Inn Pontefract North close to the M62 and A1(M)

Premier Inn Castleford: Website

Premier Inn Hotel Castleford (Xscape, M62, J32), with Xscape Yorkshire and J32 Outlet Shopping Village right on the doorstep.

Premier Inn Castleford Pioneer Way: Website

Premier Inn Hotel Castleford M62 Jct 31, in a great spot for Pontefract Racecourse.

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