Link Leaders Conference 19th – 20th January 2024

Bookings are Now Closed

2024 – The Year of Jubilee!

Next year we celebrate 50 years since Roger & Faith Forster planted Ichthus, in 1974. We are taking this opportunity to focus in on one of our ‘signature’ verses, and to journey through it during all our conferences throughout the year:

“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)

We are approaching this Scripture through the ‘lens’ of hearing Jesus’ voice, the same voice that read this Isaiah 61 passage out in the synagogue and when he sat down, everyone’s eyes were ‘fixed on him’ in amazement. Join us as we explore how this same voice of Jesus is still speaking to us today, and the anointing that was upon Him and is upon us today as his body. Let’s fix our eyes on him and receive the prophetic calling to be freedom-bringers, gospel preachers and channels of God’s healing power into this world.

In the Link Leaders Conference we are exploring the power of HIS anointing. 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 strength our roots as oaks of righteousness (Isa 61:3), overcoming all despair, fear and attack.

Our hearts leap for joy at the powerful words of Luke 4, 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).

This event is by invitation only. Please contact the office on (0)20 8694 7171, or email if you are interested in coming.

Guest Speaker Ness Wilson

We are excited to welcome Ness Wilson, leader of Open Heaven Church in Loughborough and UK Leader of the Pioneer Network of Churches. She 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.

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 Frozen 2023 prices!!

This year we have chosen to keep our ticket prices the same as in 2023, despite the price increase for Ichthus.  We hope that this step of faith will enable more people to join us for the weekend.

Room Type Price
Standard Room Double Occupancy £135 per person
Superior Room Double Occupancy £140 per person
Single Occupancy Room £170
Full conference no accommodation £90
Friday and Saturday Day Ticket (per day) £49 per person
(includes buffet meal)

Conference fees include attending all sessions, accommodation, Friday evening buffet dinner, Saturday buffet breakfast, Saturday buffet lunch, and unlimited tea and coffee.

For all rooms check in time is from 3pm and check out time is 11am.  Bags can be stored by the Ichthus check in desk until room check-in openson the Friday, or if you have driven to the venue you can leave your bags in your car.

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 noon on Thursday 4th January to ensure you get accomodation.

All payments for the conference must be made by Friday 12th January 2024. If you would like to pay by card over the phone,  Bank Transfer, or Cheque, please contact the office on 020 8694 7171.