Women's Conference
Saturday 17 September 2022

Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church, Inverness

10.00AM - 3.30PM (Registration opens at 9.45am)

Guest Speaker HELEN THORNE

 We are delighted to announce that our main speaker for this year’s Conference will be Helen Thorne who is the author of a number of books including “Hope in an Anxious World”.

‘Hope’ is a word that is used in everyday conversation. But what do we really mean when we say it?  For the world it is often wishful thinking, a crossing of the fingers, chance.  Hope is part of our human experience arising out of living in a fallen world.  The important question is therefore not so much of whether you have hope or hopes, because everyone does, but whether your hope for life has any foundation.

Romans 5:5 tells us that the Christian hope is one that doesn’t disappoint and that it has a secure foundation because God has shown his complete commitment to us by giving us himself.  In a world of seeming chaos and hopelessness may the certainty of our hope be strengthened as we explore this theme with Helen.

Helen Thorne

Guest Speaker

Helen is Director of Training and Resources at Biblical Counselling UK, formerly working with London City Mission. She has a passion for seeing women come to Christ and grow in Christ whatever their circumstances in life.

She is an experienced speaker and author whose recent books include Walking with Domestic Abuse Sufferers and Hope in an Anxious World.

Helen lives in south west London, attending Dundonald church, where she is active in pastoral care, evangelism and international ministry. She spends far too much time talking with her cat and is very fond of Korean food!

Date & Venue

The conference will take place in-person in Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church (Inverness) on Saturday 17 September 2022 from 10am to 3.30pm.
Registration opens at 9.45am.

There will be craft stalls, book stalls and baking so remember to take some change!

Please note that a livestream will not be available.

Register Online

The cost of this year’s Conference is as follows:
Adults – £20
Students – £15
Under 18s – £10

The cost includes both lunch and refreshments.  Please phone 01224 742911 or 07756 820158 if you are unable to book online.

Spread the Word

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At the Conference, we look forward to hearing updates from missionaries and recipients of previous projects including 2020/21 Project ‘Embracing the World with A Touch of the Gospel’ and last year’s Project ‘Hope for the Hurting’


Community House Damaris

Dina is the founder of Community House Damaris, a Christian organisation based in Athens, Greece ministering to sexually exploited and trafficked women and their children. WfM raised funds for CHD as part of last year’s project ‘Hope for the Hurting’. Dina will provide a video update from Greece.

Mairi Beaton

Free Church Youth Camps

Mairi Beaton is the current Camps Co-ordinator for the Free Church of Scotland. Originally from Oban, she studied and worked in Glasgow for a number of years. After working as a Production Co-ordinator in TV she decided to make the move to Edinburgh to use her skills to serve the church.

Rosangela Fraser

WEC International (Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ)

Rosangela Fraser worked with New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos 360) for 5 years in the Amazon. She married Donald Fraser in 2008 and they now together work with WEC International. Together they served for five years at Bulstrode (former WEC UK HQ), and also at Missionary Training Colleges in Tasmania (2 years) and Holland (4 years). Having finished their time at the latter, they are now living in Scotland.

Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church
Wellside Road, Balloch
Inverness, IV2 7GS

About the WfM Conference

Popular with women of all ages, the WfM Women’s Conference (also known as the Away Day) is a fantastic opportunity to gather together to explore a topic of interest through a range of speakers who have been involved in mission work here in Scotland and around the world. 

Through various speakers, we learn first-hand about the real experiences and challenges that people are facing as they seek to share the gospel in a wide range of cultures and contexts around the world. We are so often encouraged as we hear incredible stories of God’s working in people’s lives. As we gain insight, we discover new ways to actively support and pray for mission and how to apply what we learn in the context of our own lives.