All Things New: National Conference Swanwick 2019

Loading Map....

1 March, 2019 - 3 March, 2019
Friday 6:00 pm - Sunday 2:00 pm


The Hayes Conference Centre
DE55 1AU

About the event


The OMF UK National Conference returns to the Hayes Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, 100 years after the very first CIM Conference was held there.

The title is drawn from Revelation 21:5 where the Lord, at the consummation of his redemptive work proclaims; ‘behold I am making all things new’.

The conference will unpack what we mean when we say OMF shares the gospel ‘in all its fullness’.



Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer has been Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London since 2005. All Souls is made up of Christians from over 60 different nations and has an extensive mission ministry partnering with people and projects around the world.

In 2012 he was made an Honorary Chaplain to  the Queen.

He has spoken in many different international settings, across five continents. Hugh has been connected with OMF for many years, including a time as Chair of the North Region Council.  He is married to Clare, they have three married children and a growing number of grandchildren.


Patrick Fung

It is a great privilege to be joined at this year’s Swanwick by OMF’s General Director. On Saturday afternoon Patrick will reflect on the current situation of gospel ministry across East Asia, sharing where there has been growth and encouragement in addition to the needs and opportunities across the breadth of OMF ministry.


Peter Rowan

Peter and Christine Rowan share the role of UK National Director. Peter will lead a session on how we can partner together to share the good news of Jesus in all its fullness with the peoples of East Asia; exploring mission opportunities here in the UK and in East Asia.


We are excited to have All Souls Musicians joining us for the weekend. They will be lead by Claire Jackson and Dr Noel Tredinnick as they provide the music during the conference.


We have invited men and women leading various OMF ministries to come and tell us how they are using word and deed to share the fullness of the gospel in Vietnam, Myanmar, Tibet, and beyond.

This includes work among those with disabilities and facing terminal illness; using business and enterprise to reach the unreached; and how creation care projects are opening doors for gospel proclamation.

Children’s Programme

Children from 6 months to 16 years can look forward to a varied, fun programme of indoor and outdoor games, mission-focused activities, worship, craft and chill time.
Janet Chapman is coordinating the team running groups for:
under 5s
Primary: 5-11s
Secondary: 11-16s

Children’s groups will run during the main sessions. Primary and Secondary begin on Friday evening and the Crèche on Saturday morning.

Home Assignees

We have also invited a number of those who are currently back from the field on home assignment to share updates on their context and lead times of prayer for them, their colleagues and the national church where they work.