UNIFY is a platform for YMCAs to share and reflect on the Christian Mission of the YMCA, as stated in the Paris Basis (1855), the founding document of the YMCA




Launde Abbey
16th - 18th October // East Norton, Leicestershire, LE7 9XB

Inspire ~ Worship ~ Share

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The Venue

This year's UK Unify Conference will be held at Launde Abbey a stunning Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre set in the heart of England.

Set in beautiful parkland of 450 acres on the borders of Leicestershire and Rutland, the Abbey has 39 en-suite bedrooms which can accommodate up to 78 people; full conference facilities; comprehensive dining facilities; extensive cultivated gardens and a wonderful twelfth century Chapel (part of the original Augustinian priory).

Theme & Contributors

This year we've been thinking about the journey of faith, how it shapes and informs our work and how we grow through our experiences of the good times and bad. 

At UK Unify we'll be closely following the story of Peter, one of Jesus' disciples.  Peter is one of those people that most of us at some point will resonate with. He often puts his foot in it, he makes mistakes and doesn't always 'get it'.  


Peter will provide us with a point of reflection, as we think through our own journey of Christian Mission alongside that of our YMCAs

In addition to our brilliant team of planners, this year we'll be bringing some familiar faces back to UK Unify to help us navigate the journey together.   

Mo Trudel

Mo Trudel is the Director of Ministry at Work and completed her ministry training at St Johns College in 2012.  She is an experienced Design Management Consultant and has worked with both public and private sector organisations over her 25 year career. A board member of the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Mo is part of a wider Creative Industries programme. In 2012 Mo was appointed as the Bishop of Stafford’s Chaplain to Business.

Mo is a long standing friend of

UK Unify, giving us space to dream about the future and has contributed at Unify gathesings for a nubmer of years.  

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Revd Jacky Bone

Until recently Jacky served as a chaplain with YMCA St Paul's Group in South West London before taking on the new challenge of pastoring a fresh expression of church in Oxfordshire. 

Jacky was a key member of the National Chaplaincy Network for YMCA England and Wales, helping establish framworks and stands for chaplaincy in YMCAs across the country. 

Jacky brings to the table a wealth of expreince of YMCA Chaplaincy and church ministry and will be speaking to us about Transfiguration: holding on, or moving on. 

    Revd Dr Ash Barker

    Ash is the Executive Director for
    Red Letter Christians UK and has over 25 years of experience in urban mission in Melbourne and Bangkok. 


    Ash is immersed in the multi-racial and multi-religious inner city neighbourhood of Winson Green, Birmingham (UK) as the Founding Director of Newbigin House. Together with his wife, Anji, they founded the Newbigin School for Urban Leadership, which aims to mobilise, form and equip Christian leaders.

    Ash is involved with a number of YMCAs partnering to develop innovative training and grassroots projects throughout the West Midlands.

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    Ticket Info

    Prices below are based on a single room and include all meals during the conference. 




    Single Room - £200 .00

    Twin Room - £185.00

    Day Visitors Inc Lunch - £40.00

    Day Visitors Inc Dinner - £60.00



    All tickets are free to register. Please visit our Eventbrite booking page. After you have completed your booking, you will receive an invoice for the total cost of your accommodation. 



    Travel Info


    Launde Abbey, East Norton, Leicestershire, LE7 9XB

    Shuttle From Train Station


    Oakham Train Station - Arrive by 15:00

    Collection by prior arrangement only. 

    Please email unify@ymcaworcestershire.org.uk with your travel details. 

    Contact Us

    This website will be updated with relevant information as and when it becomes available. 

    If you require and additional information regarding UK Unify please email: unify@ymcaworcestershire.org.uk



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