FAQs


 
 

+ Who is Maintenance for Mission for?


This event is primarily for those who have read the book Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission and who are committed to applying the principles of parish renewal which it explores.
However, if you exercise leadership in a parish or diocese; if you are passionate about seeing parishes become more missionary; if you are committed to making parish transformation a reality; whether you're a priest, deacon or lay person, this event is also for you and we would love you to join us.


 

+ What is the cost to attend this event?


The first 200 tickets will cost £150, the remainder will cost £175.

 
 

+ Will there be foreign language interpretation?


Yes, however translation will only be available in French and Spanish.


 

+ Can I book to attend just one day of the Conference?


The registration fee covers both days of the conference. Due to how our ticketing system works we are not able to offer a registration option to attend just one day of the event, or for attendance at the evening sessions only.
We are happy for you to make your own arrangements to share tickets but regret we cannot assist in making these arrangements.


 

+ Are refunds available?


In accordance with the Standard E-Commerce Regulations 2013, if you wish to cancel your booking for this event, the following cancellation refund policy applies:
Cancellations made from 8th May-10th July no Cancellation Fees will be charged and 100% of the price of the Event Tickets will be refunded.
Cancellations made from 11th July-28th August will be subject to 50% Cancellation Fees and only 50% of the price of the Event Tickets will be refunded.
Cancellations made after 28th August will be subject to 100% Cancellation Fees and 100% of the price of the Event Tickets will be forfeited.
No fee is applicable for transfers and if a delegate can no longer attend we would encourage them to arrange for someone to replace them in order to avoid losing any percentage of their booking fee.


 

+ Is car parking available at St Mary’s University?


Please note: parking restrictions apply on the campus from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and parking is limited at other times. Please call the main reception on 020 8240 4000 if you require further clarification.


 

+ How do I get to St Mary’s University?


You can use the AA route planner to plan your journey. In accordance with our sustainability policy, visitors are advised to travel to St Mary's by public transport wherever possible. St Mary's is located on Waldegrave Road (A309), please see our location maps for more details.
If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for our Strawberry Hill campus is TW1 4SX and for our Teddington Lock sports facilities it is TW11 9BE.
Useful websites * Google Maps (location) * Streetmap.co.uk (location) * TheAA.com (route planner)


Train
From Central London
Travel direct to Strawberry Hill station from Waterloo station using the Kingston loopline operated by South West Trains. The journey takes about 35 minutes and there are usually four trains an hour. These are listed with the final destination of either Strawberry Hill or Teddington on the Waterloo departures board. You can use an Oyster card for this journey.
From other destinations For train travel from other destinations you can use the National Rail Enquiries or Transport for London websites to plan your journey.
Walking from Strawberry Hill station to St Mary's
St Mary's is a five minute walk from Strawberry Hill station. Turn left when you leave the station, then walk past Premier Wine and the Post Office on your left and take the second road on your right, which is Waldegrave Gardens. At the end of Waldegrave Gardens, turn right onto Waldegrave Road and St Mary's main reception is on your left.
Underground Travel by the District Line to Richmond underground station, and then take a taxi from the rank outside, take the train to Strawberry Hill or take one of two buses (see below) which stop near St Mary's. See the Transport for London website for Underground station and timetable information. Bus
From Richmond-upon-Thames
You can catch the R68 towards Hampton Court from a bus stop just outside Richmond station. Get off at the Twickenham, King Street stop and then take the 33 towards Fulwell. Get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop, which is just outside of St Mary’s main reception. You can also take the 33 from Richmond, although the bus stop is a 5 minute walk from Richmond station on Sheen Road (Bus stop L on this map)
From Twickenham or Teddington
The 33 heading towards Fulwell stops on Richmond Road and York Street in Twickenham. The 33 heading towards Hammersmith stops on Stanley Road and Broad Street (Teddington High Street) in Teddington.
From Heathrow Airport
Please see below. *The fare price for each bus journey in as of August 2015 is £1.50 with an Oyster card or contactless payment card. London buses no longer accept cash. For route and bus stop maps please see the Transport for London website and enter the number of the bus you would like to take.
Air
London Heathrow is the closest airport to St Mary’s. Flight information is available from the Heathrow website.
Taking a taxi The easiest way to reach the University from Heathrow airport is by taxi (approximately £40).
Taking a bus The cheapest route is by bus. From Heathrow central bus station take the 285 (towards Kingston) or the X26 (towards Croydon) and get off at the Teddington Broad Street stop. From the same bus stop you can then take the 33 towards Hammersmith. This journey will only take a few minutes and you should get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop on Waldegrave Road. For route and bus stop maps please see the Transport for London website and enter the number of the bus you would like to take.
Taxi
Taxi ranks are located at all major airports and railway / underground stations. There is a taxi rank at Richmond station (Kingston loopline, overground and underground) and a 24 hour taxi company, Strawberry Hill Mini Cab (020 8898 2009), is located on the platform at Strawberry Hill station. There is also a taxi rank at Twickenham train station. Transport for London promotes the ‘Cabwise’ initiative, whereby you can use your mobile to text CAB to 60835 and get the numbers of one taxi and two licensed minicab firms in the area you are texting from. Google listings for local taxi companies


 

+ Will I need to register for seminars?


There is no pre-booking for seminars, therefore please do turn up early for your chosen talk as seats are issued on a first come, first serve basis.


 

+ Will catering be available at this event at St Mary’s University?


Yes – catering is included in the cost of the ticket. Lunch and dinner will be provided on both days as will tea/coffee during the breaks.


 

+ Where can I stay near St Mary’s University?


We recommend you explore the various accommodation options in the local area. Local hotels and bed and breakfasts can be found via the following websites: Trip Advisor, Google Maps, USA Today Travel. Click here to find a list of recommended B & B's near St Mary's.


 

+ Can I donate to Divine Renovation Ministry?


Yes – you can make a donation to the Divine Renovation ministry below.


 

+ Can I come by myself?


Of course! Although, your parish will benefit more if you come with others from your parish. You can’t change your parish all by yourself and having others on the journey with you will help once you get back to your parish.


 

+ Can children attend this event?


As this conference is adult-focused and we wish to provide a distraction-free environment for our other delegates, we regret that we are not able to accommodate children at this event. We would recommend you do not book tickets for any children who are under the age of 14.



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