autumn university conference

18- 20 November 2022 - United Kingdom


November 2022 University Conference


Dates: 18 – 20 November 2022

Locations: Cefn Lea, Wales and Kiel, Germany

Audio recordings of the messages from both the UK and Germany are now available to listen to and share:

Conference info

SUBJECT: The Faith of the Son of God

DATES: 18-20 November

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday 13 November 2022 (extended!)


Conference venue

This year the conference will be in Wales at a conference centre called Cefn Lea –

It is near the town of Newtown, which is where you would arrive if traveling by train.  There will be shuttles from Newtown to Cefn Lea, with a one-way trip lasting approximately 15 minutes.

“…and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

-Galatians 2:20


Coming from Outside the UK

The nearest airport to Cefn Lea is Birmingham Airport.  Once you arrive, you can take an Air-Rail to Birmingham International train station, which is across from the airport, and take a direct train from there to Newtown, where the shuttle service to Cefn Lea will be operating.

You can also fly into Manchester or Cardiff.  Both have train services that can get you to Newtown with one change.

You can also fly into any of the London airports, but then you will need to transfer to either Milton Keynes (London Luton), Reading (Heathrow and Gatwick), or London Euston (Stansted and London City) to get a train, which will get you to Newtown, usually via Birmingham or Wolverhampton.  This will involve multiple transfers.

All train tickets can be easily booked via Trainline, an app commonly used here in the UK for train travel.

Train Journey Times to Newtown

The train from Birmingham International is approximately 2 hours (direct).  The trains from Manchester and Cardiff are generally under 3 hours (one transfer), and all the trains from London are generally over 5 hours (with multiple transfers).

Coming from within the UK

We recommend you either drive or take the train if you are coming from any other part of the UK. 

Coach from London

If you are traveling from London, there is a coach that will be going to Cefn Lea. 

More information and the link to register and pay (£40 round-trip) can be found here:

The registration deadline for the coach is Sunday, 30 October.


We recommend you try to time your arrival to Newtown sometime between 4 and 6:30pm on Friday, 18 November.  

If you want to come early to help with setup, please email us at so we can work out an earlier shuttle for you.  

If you are arriving before or after the time window mentioned above, we won’t leave you stranded, but please contact us at so we can ensure you will have a shuttle.

There will also be shuttles back to Newtown at the conclusion of the conference.  We recommend that you book all your train departures after 1:00 PM on Sunday, 20 November.  A sign-up sheet for shuttle departures will be made available during the conference. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

“But without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to Him, for he who comes forward to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

– Hebrews 11:6


General Conference Schedule

A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the time of the conference.  Here is a brief sketch:

  • Registration opens at 4:30 PM on Friday afternoon, 18 November.
  • Supper starts on Friday at 5:30 PM, lasting until 7:30 PM; if you need us to save dinner for you, please email
  • The first session of the conference begins at 7:30 PM on Friday.
  • The final session of the conference will conclude at 12:30 PM on Sunday, 20 November, after a group photo; a packed lunch will be provided.


Cefn Lea provides every conference attendee duvets and pillows.

Sheets, Duvet covers, and pillow cases are not provided.  You are welcome to bring your own linen, or sleeping bag and towel.  Or, you can hire linen for £8 per pack and towels for an additional £2 per towel.

You can indicate whether you want to hire linen and/or a towel in the registration form and the amount will be added to your registration fee.

Dietary Restrictions

Please let us know on the registration form concerning any dietary restrictions you may have.

What to Bring

  • Clothing appropriate for the meetings of the conference, bearing in mind it will be November and so the weather can get chilly;
  • Recreational clothes and footwear you can get dirty as the weather is hard to predict; 
  • An umbrella;
  • A Bible (if you have one);
  • Pen/pencil or some means of taking notes.

United Kingdom University Work is a registered charity in England and Wales (#1175012).

Contact us

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London, N13 4BY