Lay Worship Ministry – Annual Conference

Annual Conference for Lay Preachers, Worship Leaders & Worship Contributors

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd  November 2024 

Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DY

We are pilgrims spreading God’s message

Whether you preach or share in leading worship, regularly or occasionally, or are simply curious to discover more about doing so, you will find something of interest in our weekend.

Let’s find out a lot more about ourselves and how we are pilgrims spreading God’s message. How did we recognise our call, or are we still waiting for that call? How can we pass on our enthusiasm for God’s message in today’s church?

Come and find space to share your experiences and your aspirations. Our weekend is facilitated by Maggie Kirkbride, your Lay Preaching Advocate. There will be contributions that we will notify you of later. We want to offer new insights, as we explore together new pathways in this vital ministry. 

Most of all we expect to have fun.

Spread the word to those you know who may enjoy this weekend. If you have not been before you are warmly invited to come and see how The Metropole always makes us welcome; with full board, individual ensuite rooms and access to the hotel’s other facilities.

Booking is now open. The National Synod of Wales will cover the cost of this annual conference for URC members, but please note that a cancellation fee is payable after 10th October.  If you are not a URC member but would still like to come, please contact Maggie at the email address below.

Let us know too about any dietary or accessibility needs.  We encourage, and will coordinate requests for, shared transport.

To book and for more information please contact:  or ring 07802 832546 by 19th October 2023 (at the very latest).



(to be advised later in detail and subject to alteration)

FRIDAY 1st November

16.00 Registration – Check-in – Refreshments
16.30 Welcome and Opening Worship
17.00 Session 1:
18.30 Grace – Dinner in the main restaurant
20.00 Session 2:
21.30 Closing worship


From 8.00 Breakfast in the main restaurant
9.15 Opening Reflection
9.30 Session 3:
10.15 Session 4:
11.15 Break 
11.45 Session 5:
13.00 Grace –2 Course Lunch served in the Restaurant followed by free time
15.00 Session 6:
16.30 Break
17.00 Session 7:
18.15 Closing Worship
18.30 Grace and Buffet in the room optional continued conversation (in the bar/elsewhere)


From 8.00 Breakfast in the main restaurant
9.15 Opening Reflection
9.30 Session 8:
10.15 Break – please ensure rooms have been vacated!
10.30 Session 9:
11.30 Closing worship with communion
12.30 Grace and Buffet Lunch in the room followed by Departure



Advise any dietary or accessibility requirements. An optional Packed Lunch will be available for the departure on Sunday in place of the buffet, so please advise when booking if you would prefer to get quickly on your way with some food.