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Main Speaker: Helen Thorne - Allenson

The Bible encourages us to be wholehearted but often we feel very far from that. Words like heavy-hearted or hard-hearted often feel more apt. Thankfully, God has given us a wealth of hope and help. In our time together we are going look at 2 psalms, discover more about why we struggle and receive a wealth of encouragement to take heart and persevere in our walk with Jesus.

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Helen Thorne-Allenson is the Director of Training and Resources at Biblical Counselling UK. She is an experienced speaker and writer whose recent books include: 5 Things to Pray for a Suffering Friend; Mental Health and Your Church; Hope in an Anxious World and Walking with Domestic Abuse Sufferers. She is recently married to Nick, lives in Hampshire and is very fond of Korean food. 

Seminar Options (choose one)

Salt & Light

Clare Heath-Whyte
St. Lawrence Morden
Whether you loved or hated history at school, God has given us a “cloud of witnesses” from the past to learn from. Come and find out how God used Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) as salt and light in her dark world. Best known as a prison reformer she was also a multi-tasking mum of eleven, Bible believing Christian and passionate evangelist. What lessons can we learn as we seek to be salt and light in our dark world?

How to be fed by God's Word

Emily Greig
Christ Church Bromley
A practical guide to having relationally rich not “ tick box” devotions in the Bible. We know that time in God’s Word is necessary for us daily - when we do, it is wonderful, but why then is it often so hard to spend time each day in our Bibles? How can we grow in confidence & depth in our Bible time each day. 

Hope in Menopause

Helen Thorne-Allenson
Redeemer Winchester
The menopause is part of life for women. But, let’s be honest, it’s not much fun. Whether we find ourselves suffering from brain fog, weight gain, mood swings, hot flushes or more, the challenges are many. But there is hope. God is abounding in comfort and strength. He has deep purpose for us even on the hard days. Come and find Christ-centred community, encouragement and meaning in the menopause.  

Programme for the day (TBC)


We are delighted to be back at St. Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks. There is plenty of parking on site, however depending on numbers we would advise on car sharing. For those who need a accessible parking space, please get in contact so a space can be reserved for you. 

St Nicholas Church is a 25 minute walk uphill from Sevenoaks Train station. Thankfully, after a long day, it's downhill for the return journey!


Lunch is not provided, so you'll need to bring your own, or you can purchase locally in Sevenoaks which has a great selection of cafe's and bistro's. 

Group Bookings

If you are planning to make a group booking, you will need to know which seminar each member of your group wishes to attend. The person making the booking can use their email for each person in the booking, individual emails address are not required.


Can you help on the day? Conventions do not run without the help of amazing volunteers, from making and serving refreshments, helping with parking, registration and stewarding thought the day. If you are able to help out on the day, please get in contact and book yourself a FREE ticket to the convention.


Q - What should I bring?

Lunch - Please bring your own lunch, or money to purchase food. There are a number of cafes and coffee shops, and a small Waitrose, in Sevenoaks High St, within a short walking distance from the venue. 

Reusable Cup - We are aiming to be an eco-conscious event so if you have a reusable cup to use throughout the day we are more than happy to fill that for you with your choice of drink!

Bible - A bible, pen and notebook would be useful, although we will have a booklet provided with key points from the talks and room for notes.

No ticket - This will be a ticket-less event, so no need to print anything - we will have your name on the list!

Q - How do I get to the venue?

Rail - Sevenoaks train station is a 20 minute walk from the venue. 

Road - The church has parking space for 80 cars - at a squeeze! - so please be ready to park carefully following instructions from the parking stewards. There are also a number of small pay and display car parks nearby. 

The venue address is St Nicholas Church, Rectory Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA situated to the south of the town centre on London Road, opposite the entrances to Knole Park and Sevenoaks School and one mile from the railway station.

Q - How can I advertise this to my church? 

Download the promotional PDF flyer, which we hope you will share via social media, email and WhatsApp.

Q - Is the venue accessible for me?

For those with restricted physical ability there is sloped access from the car park to the entrance, and a lift to basement level where the toilets are situated, and where some of the workshops will be held. We have a hearing loop available in the main sessions. Please let us know when booking if you need signing support.

Q - Can I get a ticket on the day?

No, please make sure you have registered and paid before the day. Due to catering, room size and fire safety we need to know numbers. The event booking link is below.

Q - Can I make group bookings for my church?

Yes! Our system allows payment for multiple tickets per booking - but please provide workshop options for each individual. You can use the same email per individual booking

Q - How do I make my workshop choice?

Our event booking system offers a tick box option. Please see details of each workshop above. Only one workshop per person.

Q - How do I pay?

Our event booking system offers payment through Paypal and Stripe (Visa/Credit Card). Click on the booking link below.

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