Canon Rachel Mann

Canon Rachel Mann

Canon Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest, poet and scholar. She writes across a wide field of subjects, including sexuality, gender, poetry and popular culture. Her books include ‘Fierce Imaginings’, a study of the myths and rituals embedded in the Great War, and Dazzling Darkness, a theological memoir of growing up trans.


The Hayes Conference Centre is set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside with easy road, rail and air links. The grounds provide a restful setting with scope for short walks and there is free time built into our programme in which you can explore further afield.


The full conference fee is £540 per person. This includes full board accommodation and attendance at all sessions. There is a reduced fee of £495 for those paying in full on or before 31st October 2019. Both the full and reduced fee include a non-returnable deposit of £50.

Ian Adams

Ian is an Anglican priest, chaplain at Ridley Hall Cambridge and Spirituality Adviser at Church Mission Society. He co-leads Beloved Life retreats, gives spiritual direction, is a poet, photographer and writer published by Canterbury Press and Proost. He has interests in spiritual practice, poems of St John of the Cross, and theology and the arts.

Good variety in the programme, beautifully paced, the rhythm was lovely, balanced with space to reflect, great structure and creativity.