Ichthus Leaders Conference 19th – 20th January 2024

We’re taking the whole of 2024 to celebrate reaching fifty years as a movement, and to seize the opportunity to launch all the conferences from our signature passage of scripture, Luke 4:18-19, and hear the voice of Jesus prophesying over his own life and ours:

“the Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
to preach the gospel to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favourable year of the lord.”
Luke 4:18-19 / Isaiah 61:1-2

Our hearts leap for joy at these powerful words, with a longing for a sustained season of favour over our churches and ministries. Yet we need to focus on the Kingly Anointing on our Lord Jesus and the authority of these words which he spoke out.

In these days of political and economic uncertainty, there is contesting over who and what we listen to: but we need to listen to the anointed voice of the Lord. His is the voice that shakes the wilderness (Psalm 29:8) of sin and enemy oppression, yet also brings tender comfort to the poor and peace to his people (Psalm 29:11).

How do we stand as leaders in this time? We need the anointed voice of Jesus to define everything that we are. Embracing his powerful words to strengthen our roots as oaks of righteousness (Isa 61:3), overcoming all despair, fear and attack.

We deeply treasure the spiritual agreements and friendships we have with link churches and leaders across the UK , so we would love to have you there! We will, as always, pack lots into our time together including: in-depth teaching, powerful worship, discussion, forums and prayer ministry times for everyone to receive personally from the Lord. We always hold it in January as a chance to pray into the year ahead and hear God’s heart for our churches and for the UK. Book in now to secure your room at this significant annual conference!

We return to the Horsley Estate Hotel for a third time, the quiet and peaceful setting that made 2023 really feel like a retreat, full of restoration and the building of relationships new and old.  We are committed to helping any link leaders who are travelling by public transport, so please do get in touch to let us know if you need a lift from the train station. Scroll down for more information about the hotel.

Guest Speaker Ness Wilson

Ness Wilson.jpeg We are delighted to welcome Ness Wilson as guest speaker for the Friday of the conference. Ness is the leader of Open Heaven Church in Loughborough and UK Leader of the Pioneer Network of Churches. Ness carries a heart and a passion to see people released into their Jesus-centred calling and we’re really looking forward to hearing from her at our conference!

The programme will be released nearer the event, but here are approximate timings for the conference:

Friday 19th January 2024
Arrivals from 1pm Tea & Coffee Available
2:30pm – 4pm Session 1
4pm – 4:30pm Tea & Coffee Break. Check into Rooms
4:30pm – 6pm Session 2
6pm – 7:30pm Buffet Dinner
7:30pm – 9:30pm Session 3
Saturday 20th January 2024
7:30am – 9:30am Buffet Breakfast served
9:30am – 10:15am Session 4
10:45am – 11:15am Tea & Coffee Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Session 5
12:30pm – 2:00pm Buffet Lunch
2:00 – 4:00pm Session 6

Please note that the DeVere Horsley Estate Hotel has no twin rooms – all rooms contain double beds.  
Located in East Horsley, Surrey, De Vere Horsley Estate effortlessly combines a magnificent 19th century mansion with a state-of-the-art management centre. Walk around the beautiful grounds, wonder around Horsley Towers, enjoy a swim in the pool, burn energy in the gym, play tennis, or simply spend time with one another in the many seating areas over a free cup of coffee. This hotel is an ideal setting for our Link Leader’s Conference and we received good feedback from last year’s event. 

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For more information about the hotel visit their website here.

Please note that Horsley Estate has no twin rooms – all rooms contain double beds.

The appropriate room for families will depend on the number/age of your children. We will contact you to discuss the best option for you and your family.

The De Vere Horsley estate offers standard and superior en suite rooms:

Standard Room.jpgStandard rooms have a standard-sized double bed (4ft 6) and are all en suite shower rooms. They have superfast Wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and a flat screen multi channel television. These rooms are situated close to the main meeting and dining areas and can be booked as a single or double occupancy.   Please stipulate if you require a ground floor room when booking in.

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Superior rooms have en suite bath/shower facilities with King-size 5ft double beds.  These rooms are more spacious with superfast Wifi, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and a flat screen multi channel television.

Conference Fees

We have kept our prices as low as possible, hoping that most people will be able to stay overnight and enjoy this as a special time of retreat, refreshing and fellowship. As a result of the high inflation we have had to put up our prices a bit from last year, which was subsidised by a generous gift. As a movement we are deeply committed to investing in the children of our leaders, and we are delighted to be able to subsidise the cost for all under 18’s enabling them to attend the conference for free.

Room Type Price
Standard Room Single Occupancy £140
Superior Room Single Occupancy £150
Standard Room Double Occupancy £115 per person
Superior Room Double Occupancy £120 per person
Family Room Adult (Double Occ.)
for family rooms we need to allocate superior or standard rooms according to the age/number of your children
£115 per person
Children and Youth Under 18 Free (subsidised)
Day Ticket Friday Evening £35 per person (includes buffet dinner)
Day Ticket Saturday £49 per person
(includes buffet lunch)

Conference fees include attendance to all sessions, accommodation, Friday evening buffet dinner, Saturday buffet breakfast and Saturday buffet lunch (all buffets) and unlimited tea, coffee and alternative hot drinks.

If you are planning to come just for the day on Saturday and wanting to bring your child/youth with you, please contact the office.

Please note, the hotel requires 14 days notice to guarantee a room (although we are willing to try after that!) so please book in by Thursday 13th January to ensure you get accommodation.

All payments for the conference must be made by Friday 20th January 2023. If you would like to pay by card over the phone,  Bank Transfer, or Cheque, please contact the office on 020 8694 7171.