Women’s Conference
Inspirational Women’s Day at WRBC
Nadine Parkinson speaking on Saturday 15 November

Inspirational speaker, Nadine Parkinson

Saturday 15 November was an historic day for WRBC day as 230 women gathered for the Living Free New Wine Women’s Conference”.  This was our first significant conference at the church and we hope there will be other such days in the future to inspire Christians in our region.   Main speaker at the event was Nadine Parkinson, Associate Pastor at All Saints, Marple near Manchester.  Nadine and her husband Ian have been on the New Wine Senior Leadership Team for 10 years and Nadine has a special role in developing the relationship between New Wine and the Christian relief & development charity, Tearfund.


Women travelled from all over the region to attend including some from as far way as Cambridge, Peterborough and Sheffield with over forty churches represented.  Nadine’s inspirational teaching looked at how easy it is to be plagued by thoughts, feelings and habits that restrict the freedom and fullness of life that we are promised as Christians.  For many women in today’s world the pressures of life are intense with the need to balance work, family and looking after the home.  The conference offered great teaching, fellowship with other Christian women and an opportunity to reflect and meet with God.  As one delegate expressed afterwards – “An enormous thank you. So lovely to come away refreshed and unwound with the day making me feel ‘I’m worth it’.”


Delegates take their seats for the conference

Delegates take their seats for the conference


The success of the event was very satisfying for the organising team drawn from five churches across Norfolk (including Janice MacInnes, Marion Kelsall and Chris Thomasson from WRBC). The event supported the international charity, Tearfund and locally based Time Norfolk – the pregnancy loss charity.  For details of other New Wine events, see the website  http://www.new-wine.org


More comments from those attending:

  • “Brilliant speaker, excellent worship”
  • “Engaging and amusing” 
  • “Such an inspirational day”
  • “Wonderfully organised day – so efficient.”
  • “So much to think about in the days ahead”
  • “A truly inspiring and informative day.  Nadine is an amazing speaker”
  • “What a day in the power of the Lord!”
The New Wine Women's Day Norwich organisation team

The New Wine Women’s Day Norwich organisation team