The Order for Baptist Ministry Convocation 2019

November 13-14 November, 2019

Shallowford House, Stone, Staffs.Shallowford House
Shallowford, Stone, Staffs, ST15 0NZ

Pilgrims and Companions

This year’s theme is “Pilgrims and Companions”. Please arrive in time for coffee at 11am on Wednesday 13th. The Convocation will finish at 3pm on Thursday 14th.

To book your place, please download the booking form.

The form can be completed electronically, saved and emailed back, alternatively you can print and complete it by hand and then post it back; the addresses are given on the form. In either case, please remember to make your payment by cheque or bank transfer.


Convocation – a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose. The Convocation of the Order for Baptist Ministry takes place annually, its purpose to assemble and share in fellowship, to engage in the Daily Office, to REFLECT ON the Dream, to make Vows and to discuss business.  Attendance at the Convocation is part of what it means to be in membership with the Order.

While we recognise the value of retreat and conference, convocation has its own distinct purpose as the time and space where we gather together before God to pray, to worship, to listen, to be.

The spirituality of OBM emerges out of the Baptist story but finds resonance in a variety of Christian traditions.