Celebrating Achievements and Looking to the future
Join us for this year’s one-day gathering to pray for Nepal and its people.
Our CEO, John Reynolds, will bring you the latest news from his visit in March this year, sharing plans for our projects in Bajura and Kalikot, and a fresh vision for INF’s clinics – captured under the great name from INF’s history - ‘The Shining Hospitals’. There will also be speakers from Nepal so you’ll have an opportunity to chat with some of the staff from the projects and find out more about the work they do.
The day will begin with registration at 9.15 am and the first session will start at 10.00 am. There will be tea and coffee breaks, and a hot lunch is provided. At the end of the day you will have the opportunity to catch up with friends over a light evening meal and we anticipate the conference will conclude at around 6.00 pm.
Children will have their own activities.
The location is modern and convenient – with quick access to motorways M5, M1, M6, M40, and bus and train stations nearby. We hope you can join us and would love to see you in May.
You can complete the booking form below or call the office on 0121 472 2425.
Please note that on this occasion we will not be sharing the conference with UMN. For information about our Prayer Tour with UMN, later in the year, please see our Events page.
John Reynolds will be reporting on his recent trip to Nepal and developments within INF.
Shirley Heywood will be talking about her work and the new Fistula Centre.
Karuna Tamang Gurung has been invited to share about her experience as Nursing Superintendent at Green Pastures.
Bournville College Conference Centre
The Bournville College Conference Centre is located on the site of the old Longbridge car maker, MG Rover.
It has excellent transport links whether you plan to come by road, rail or air.
For those travelling by car the postcode for your SatNav is B31 2TW. There is dedicated parking on levels 3 and 4 of the multi-storey car park opposite the centre which costs just £3 a day.
If you are flying into Birmingham International Airport, trains leave from the International rail station every few minutes for Birmingham New Street. The journey takes around 5 minutes. Change at Birmingham New Street for Longbridge.
The train can be taken from Birmingham New Street at Grand Central in the heart of Birmingham city centre. The campus is located just a few minutes’ walk from Longbridge train station, on the cross city train line which connects Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham New Street, Longbridge, and Redditch. Trains leave New Street every 10 minutes or so, with a journey time of about 20 minutes.
Buses run past the college at frequent intervals. Bus numbers 63 and 98 both run from Moor Street Queensway in the city centre every 7 or 8 minutes. The journey takes 30 to 40 minutes depending on traffic.
As this is a day conference we are not arranging accommodation. However, if you would like to extend your stay, and perhaps visit some of the sites of Birmingham, there is a Premier Inn with a Beefeater restaurant right next to the conference venue. There is also a wide range of hotels closer to the city centre.
Other things to do
If you decide to extend your visit, Birmingham has a huge variety of attractions including Cadbury World, The Symphony Hall, The Hippodrome, The Botanical Gardens, The Jewelry Quarter, and shopping venues such as Grand Central and the Bull Ring. There are also numerous places of historic interest such as Aston Hall [a Jacobean manor house], Blakesley Hall [a Tudor home], and Sarehole Mill [with links to Tolkien]. Other popular attractions are the Thinktank science museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Back to Back houses. A little further afield are the Black Country Museum, Dudley Zoo and the National Motorcycle Museum.