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The Pastors' Wives' Conference

An opportunity to meet with other pastors’ wives for fellowship, teaching and mutual support.

The Pastors’ Wives’ Conference is an opportunity to meet with other pastors’ wives for fellowship, teaching and mutual support.

Being a pastor’s wife means different things to different people, but all face unique challenges. This weekend provides an opportunity for pastors’ wives to relax, be ministered to, and have fellowship with other women in similar situations. It is not a training event but an opportunity to encourage and support women in this unique situation.

  • 19-20 April 2024
  • Bryn-y-groes Conference Centre, Bala North Wales
  • Speakers include Mark Thomas, Marcia McLean, Wendy Gill, Ruth Yeulett, Marianne James and Sibyl Brady.

The theme of the conference this year will be “A bruised reed he will not break: Communicating Christ’s Compassion.” Several of our own pastors’ wives will speak on different topics to help us face challenges in our own lives and in the lives of others. Mark Thomas will give the opening and closing addresses.

If you would like to see if there are women attending from your area to share lifts, please let us know and we would be happy to try to help facilitate this.


Friday 19 April

  • 15:00 onwards – Arrival (Coffee/Tea/Cake)
  • 18:00 – Meal
  • 19:00 – Welcome and Ministry – “Christ’s Compassion for the Bruised and Failing” (Mark Thomas)
  • Coffee/Tea Cake break
  • 20:15 – Session 2
    • “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” Biblical Counselling (Marcia McLean)
    • “Being a Sandwich” Aging parents and Parenting Adult Children (Wendy Gill)
  • 21:00 – Prayer and Discussion Groups
Saturday 20 April
  • 08:30 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – Session 3
    • “Hiraeth for Home” (Ruth Yeulett)
    • “Dementia Care” (Marianne James)
    • “Light in the Darkness of Baby Loss” (Sibyl Brady)
  • 11:00 – Coffee/tea/cake break
  • 11:30 – Discussion/Prayer groups
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Free time/Walk
  • 15:00 – Closing Ministry – “Bearing Burdens in the Church of Christ” (Mark Thomas)
  • 16:00 – Tea and Cake
  • Depart


  • Full Conference Onsite – £70. This includes overnight accommodation and all meals and refreshments. (You will need to bring your own towels, sleeping bag/bed linen, and pillowcases to Bryn-y-groes, or you can opt to hire bedding and towels from the centre for £10).
  • Full Conference Offsite – £45. Includes all meals and refreshments apart from breakfast. You will need to arrange your own accommodation.
  • Day Visit Saturday – £35 includes lunch and all refreshments for Saturday.

We do not want the cost of the conference to be a hindrance. If you would struggle to pay the full fees, financial assistance (50% off the conference fee) is available from the J Elwyn Davies Fund – you can apply for this directly through the form and don’t need to get in touch with us beforehand. If you would like more information please contact the office –, 0800 464 76 76.


Please book using the form below.