Women of Peace - Leeds

Women of Peace - Leeds

The Bible Reading Fellowship and Woman Alive magazine invite you to a special women’s conference, where we will be exploring 'the peace that passes all understanding'.

Date: 21 October 2017
Keynote Speaker: Liz Babbs


Time Slot What's happening
10.30 am Keynote talk and worship
11.45 am Break
12.15 pm Session 1
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session 2
2.45 pm Break
3.15 pm Final talk and worship
4.00 pm Ends

Please note: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided in the breaks, however you will need to make your own arrangements for lunch.


Each session will run in both the morning and afternoon, so you will have the opportunity to attend two of them.

Let it go

Bridget Plass

'Come unto me all who are laden, and I will weigh you down with guilt, impossible demands and irrelevant worries, poor self image and false news!'

For years, I lugged around a backback stuffed with all these things, adding to them on a regular basis, convinced that only then was I worthy to be a follower of Jesus. What nonsense! The challenges of following are great but I have come to believe that what God wants is me - all of me (which is perhaps the greatest challenge) but essentially the me he put together in my mother's womb. The relief, like Elsa in the film Frozen, to 'let it go'. To gradually dump stuff that has weighed me down and worn me out. Join me in exploring what that might mean for you and for your future, happier, walk with him.

Developing the fruit of peace in our lives

Liz Babbs

'Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.' - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

How we can we learn to walk in God's peace and not give in to fear and anxiety? Using illustrations from scripture, together with prayer and meditation techniques, we'll uncover anything that might be holding us back in our relationship with God and explore how we might draw so close to God that nothing can shake us.

How to be a peacemaker - in our communities and families

Rachel Turner

Family life can be chaotic, and we all long for a bit of peace. Peace is a fruit of the spirit, a blessing from the Lord and a call for us to be a part of it. And, it is absolutely available for us in the daily flow of our families. This workshop will explore simple ways to allow God’s peace that passes all understanding to be a part of our family life, in the midst of the mess and quirky parts. Peace and mess can be side by side! This is not just for us as parents, but also for us as daughters and sisters. In all aspects of our family, we can experience peace. We will be looking at some practical tools to go back into our families and communities feeling equipped and able to live in peace without having to hide in the toilet, and affect our families and communities with the peace that can exist in the mess.

Being a peacemaker - interceding for our nation

Amy Boucher Pye

What does prayer have to do with being a peacemaker? We’ll explore this key question in our seminar, unpacking scripture and looking at some stories of transformation and how peace has been achieved through the God’s gracious answers to the prayers of his people. Amy will share some prayer starters for peace, and we’ll also have time to pray together.


Bridget PlassBridget Plass

After a career in residential social work and teaching, the last 25 years have been a mixture of writing, driving ludicrous distances, speaking at events and performing alongside her husband Adrian. The writing has included Bible reading notes for Day by Day with God, three books for BRF and two books written jointly with Adrian reflecting the work of World Vision. The speaking has included BRF quiet days; the performing has taken them all over the world. A recent highlight has been living in community at Scargill House in Yorkshire, leading conferences and retreats and meeting some amazing people, both guests and community.

Liz BabbsLiz Babbs

Liz Babbs (MEd) is a dynamic keynote speaker known for her wit and wisdom and for communicating Christ creatively. An award-winning author of 16 books and ten CDs, she has written books for Zondervan, Lion Hudson and CWR and is considered an expert in the area of prayer and spiritual formation. Liz has been an advisor to the Bible Society and is a member of the Archbishop's College of Evangelists. She is also a Philo Associate - her ministry endorsed by J. John.

Rachel TurnerRachel Turner

Rachel is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer for The Bible Reading Fellowship. Over the past twelve years, she has worked as a children’s pastor, youth pastor and family life minister. She is the author of four books equipping parents to grow in their confidence and skill to help their children connect with God.

Amy Boucher PyeAmy Boucher Pye

Amy is a writer and speaker who loves engaging with women. She has written the award-winning Finding Myself in Britain and the BRF Lent book, The Living Cross. For over a decade, she has run the Woman Alive book club.

Venue information

St George’s Centre Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL


Entrance to St George's Centre Function Room
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Price: £25 per person

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