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- Women in Baptist Ministry

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018 

10:00 - 15:30
IMC, 24 Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6QX 

Last few non residentials places left!  Book your place now.

Ticket Price:  £75.00 (non-residential) 


A joint enterprise of the National Gender Justice Hub and the BME Women Ministers Network, this overnight gathering aims to encourage and connect women in Baptist ministry through sharing wisdom, praying and celebrating together.  

Inspiring women:- ...

pat took

Pat Took
A former BUGB president and Team Leader of London Baptist Association, Pat is currently moderator at Albemarle Baptist Church, Scarborough and continues with speaking engagements and teaching across the denomination.

gale richards

Gale Richards
Baptist minister in Cambridge, who co-ordinates the BME Women Ministers’ Network, which provides support and encouragement to Baptist women from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) in leadership positions. 

catrina gorton

Catriona Gorton - After almost six years as a minister in semi-rural Leicestershire, Catriona moved to Glasgow where she became the first female ordained minister in sole charge of a Baptist Church in Scotland, a somewhat bewildering honour!  Alongside pastoral ministry in Glasgow (now almost nine years) she serves as a trustee of the Baptist Building Fund, and as a ministry mentor within both BUGB and BUS


Dion-Marie White 
The first person to participate in BUGB’s Inspiring Leadership Programme in Jamaica

sharon Prrio  

Sharon Prior - Shortly after becoming a Christian and qualifying as a microbiologist, I felt God was calling me to Bible College and so after much prayer and discussion, I left the hospital and went to Birmingham Bible Institute. I then worked for Crusaders, Moorlands College as a lecturer and Scripture Union. It was whilst I was working at SU to empower and develop volunteers that I felt God was leading me on again to develop a ministry of training, coaching and mentoring. So in September 2006 I set up a ministry called Catalyst Training and Mentoring Ltd, which involves training, consultancy and also coaching and mentoring Christian leaders on an individual basis. I was a Baptist Minister in Sheffield for 2.5 years and then moved to Bournemouth where I lead Ilford Baptist Church on a part time basis – for the rest of the time I lecture at Moorlands College and continue to develop Catalyst Training & Mentoring Ltd.


Mary Taylor - I am a southerner by origin but a northerner by adoption, having lived in West Yorkshire for the last 39 years. My first career was as a librarian, my second as mother of 3 children and thirdly I became a Baptist minister. I ministered to a multi ethnic, highly diverse congregation in Wakefield, and am committed to building just and inclusive communities of faith. A significant part of my ministry has been 15 years working amongst the homeless and asylum seekers, and amongst these folk I have met many wonderful friends. My current role is Regional Minister for the Yorkshire Baptist Association where I look to encourage churches to become communities of peace who share Jesus with all.


Trisha Miller Manarin - met her husband while serving as a missionary in Zambia. Tim and Trisha have three wonderful children.  She has a Bachelor of Music in Education and Performance from Samford University where she was a ministerial student. Her Master of Divinity is from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer) where she earned awards in Missions and Baptist History. She received her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Excellence from Wesley Theological Seminary. Her project, Creating More Effective Clergy Teams: A Process for Senior Pastors and Associates to Grow Deeper in Their Call and Their Understanding of Each Other, assists clergy teams and has enhanced her experience as the Director of Supervised Ministry at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. Ordained in 1997 by Trinity Baptist Church in Philadelphia, she enjoys building relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ all around the world! Trisha is the Coordinator for the Division on Mission, Evangelism and Justice at the Baptist World Alliance.  Rev.  Manarin is the Executive Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She has a passion for pastoring pastors and equipping congregations for the ministry God has called them to do!

Worship will be led by Amie Buhari, singer and actress and director of The Hebe Foundation

This event also marks the first of several centeniaries of the recognition of women in Baptist ministry.  Lynn Green will be joining us on the first day to celebrate with a cake!  We want to make it a springboard for accelerating progress towards full recognition of the gifts of women and men to lead in the church. 

This gathering is for Baptist Women Ministers, non-ordained women in a qualifying office, ministers in training and those exploring a call to ministry. Whilst no creche facilities are available, young children under the age of 2 are welcome and free of charge.  

For more details or to apply for a bursary, please contact Mary Taylor 

To download an advertising poster for this event, please click here

Last few non residential places left.  Closing date for bookings: 21st June 2018