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Last updated 15th December 2020

#HomeGrown online conference; resources and video links

What's on this page ...

  • Introduction and overview ... of our #HomeGrown online Diocesan conference
  • Recording links ... to everything featured on YouTube
  • Seminar resources ... information and resources from many of the online Zoom seminars

Click the 'drop down' links (in the grey panel at top) to go straight to the section you want. 

Introduction and overview

We are deeply grateful to all those who contributed to our #HomeGrown online conference on line Hearts on Fire with love for you last month.

Everything was 'homegrown' from Lancashire in a fast-paced magazine format on YouTube – 'Netflix for church' as someone put it!

The series of live sessions featured a road trip to six very different contexts across the Diocese, as well as poetry, stories, worship, kids’ pick me up, keynote addresses, and seminars.

A selection of 'screengrabs' from the various conference videos (links below) feature on this page. 

Over 200 people booked into seminars and over 5000 (and counting!) viewed online, either live or in the days and weeks since. There were lots of heart-warming moments, but also honesty about the challenges we face.

The conference was organised by our Being Witnesses team with the online broadcasts produced by Jim Cooke of Centreline films.

Bishop Jill, who chaired the conference planning group, said: “As the nights were drawing in, and another lockdown was on the horizon, it was a God-given opportunity to come together as a Diocesan family of parishes, chaplaincies and schools to have our hearts warmed by the fire of God’s love”.

To catch up on some of the best bits of the five hours of content see the links below for the full broadcasts. This page also features seminar resources.

There is also a highlights video to watch (embedded below) and the 'road trip' videos from the conference broadcast are also available to watch as separate films on the Diocesan YouTube channel as well. 

#HomeGrown Conference highlights video

Watch the official conference highlights video ... 

Recordings of all main YouTube events



Please note: All the live sessions remain on our YouTube channel permanently via the links above following their initial broadcast. This means you can engage with them at any time; catch up with them if you missed one.

Why not share them online via social media with your family, friends and other members of your church family too?

#HomeGrown seminars: Handouts and resources

Resources and handouts follow from some of the 12 seminars run via Zoom during the two day #HomeGrown online conference.

Where possible we provide pdf and Word versions for reading online and/or downloading. Please note more resources from the seminars will follow as we receive them ...


Seminar: The Environment

Archdeacon Mark chaired a panel exploring two questions:

  • How has Covid-19 changed our thinking as Christians about the climate emergency?
  • What one thing are you going to do differently about the environment post-lockdown, and one thing you will be encouraging your church to do?

The panel consisted of Archdeacon Mark, John Rodwell, Rebecca Aechtner and Sam Cheesman

Handout ... pdf and Word versions

Seminar: Digital Church

This seminar was run by Geraint Harries from St John's Ellel

Handout: pdf version



Seminar: Running an Online Christian Enquiry Course

This seminar was led by Claire Cooke, Jo Smith and Pete Tomkinson.

Handout: pdf and Word versions 

Seminar: Planning Ahead for Christmas

This seminar was led by Rev. Neil Kelley and Rev. Fleur Green

Handout 1: pdf and Word versions

Handout 2: pdf and PowerPoint versions

Seminar: The Sacraments should never be boring! Conversation with a Catholic Charismatic

This seminar was led by Archdeacon David Picken.

The Archdeacon's seminar is expanded on in three longer sessions which are available now as recordings on YouTube to wath at your leisure.

These are videos produced by On Fire Mission (Midlands) under the umbrella title of 'In the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory'. 


Seminar: The Environment

Archdeacon Mark chairs a panel exploring two areas:

  • How has Covid-19 changed our thinking as Christians about the climate emergency? 
  • What one thing are you going to do differently about the environment post lockdown, and also one thing you will be encouraging your church to do?

Also features John Rodwell, Rebecca Aechtner and Sam Cheesman

This is a link to a Zoom recording of the seminar. When you click the link you will be prompted to enter a passcode unique to this recording to watch it. Enter the passcode p^^Qs=5&





Ronnie Semley, originally October 2020 and last updated December 2020

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