Southern Clergy Conference 2019

Southern Region Clergy Conference

Speaking in the Marketplace

5–8 August 2019
Noosa RACV Resort, 94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads

I am delighted to be hosting this conference and I am excited to be welcoming some special guests as our speakers. Such are their abilities and gifts that we are running the conference for one more day than previously. The conference exists, I believe, to be a period of time for stimulating learning and discussion, and also a relaxing break away from the routine of parish life.” Bishop John Roundhill


  • The Right Rev’d Dr Jo Wells, Bishop of Dorking, Diocese of Guildford
  • The Rev’d Dr Samuel Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London, and Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London
  • Mr Scott Stephens, Editor of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website, and specialist commentator on religion and ethics for ABC radio and television

Resources from the Conference

The 2019 Regional Clergy Conference centred around a series of conversations between the Rev’d Dr Sam Wells and Mr Scott Stephens. Over five sessions, Sam and Scott explored the pattern of the eucharistic liturgy, modelling “good conversation” and sharing stories. The conversations were “repeated” for Southern and Northern Region conferences, and as they were unscripted were different each time. The transcripts from the Northern Region Conference (the second time Sam and Scott had sat down together) are available to download below.
  • Session 1: Gathering
  • Session 2: Hearing
  • Session 3: Responding
  • Session 4: Sharing
  • Session 5: Being Sent
  • Session 6: Final Plenary Session 

View all transcripts.

Bible studies 
The Right Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells delivered a series of Bible studies on the book of Ruth at both the Southern and Northern Regional conferences.

View Bible study notes.
View Bible study slides.

View conference notes taken by The Rev’d Canon Gary Harch, Priest-in-Charge, The Parish of Kangaroo Point.