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New Focus Conference 2018

Added: Dec 18, 2017 | Category: Churches


Conference schedule and travel suggestions can be downloaded by clicking the Conference 2018 pdf above.

New Focus Conference

5, 6 May, 2018

Merton Evangelical Church (MEC)

Nelson Grove Road, London, SW19 2LG

We are delighted to welcome once again pastors Don Fortner (Danville, Kentucky, USA), Peter Meney (Great Falls, Montana, USA), Harry Qazi (Merton Evangelical Baptist Church), Allan Jellett (Knebworth Grace Church) and John Graham.

Conference Schedule

Saturday May 5th, 2018

Morning session 

11.00am Start

11.10am Harry Qazi 

11.50am Coffee Break 

12.05pm Don Fortner 

Our morning session will end at approx. 1.00pm and we shall meet again at 4.30pm. Those wishing to bring sandwiches etc. can uses dining facilities in the hall in the church. There are several local food outlets and restaurants in the local area for those seeking something more substantial. A number of parks and shops are close by for a stroll during the break.

Evening session 

4.30pm Start 

4.40pm Allan Jellett 

5.20pm Coffee Break 

5.35pm Peter Meney 

Our evening session will end at approx. 7.00pm. Drinks will be available at the end of the service.

Sunday May 6th, 2018

Morning session

10.00am Start

10.10am John Graham 

10.50am Coffee break

11:10am Don Fortner 


Travel and accommodation suggestions

Location: Merton Evangelical Church building is on the corner of Nelson Grove Road and Rodney Place about 400m from South Wimbledon underground station on the Northern Line, one stop short of its southern terminus at Morden. Turn right out of the station entrance and walk about 200m east along Merton High Street and turn right down Pincott Road and after about 100m turn left into Nelson Grove Road. The MEC building is on the right after about 50m. The entrance is at the side down Rodney Place.

From Wimbledon mainline/District Line station: bus numbers 57, 93 and 131 run from outside the station (turn left out of station entrance). The buses 57 and 131 turn left into Merton High Street where you should get off at the first stop, cross the road and follow the directions above into Pincott Road. On the 93 get off just passed the South Wimbledon Tube station cross roads and walk back to tube station, following directions above from the Tube.

From Raynes Park train station: Buses 152, 57, 13 run to South Wimbledon; get off near to South Wimbledon tube station and follow directions above.

By Car: parking is very limited in the vicinity of the MEC building but there are some possibilities:

• Sainsbury’s car park – free for 4 hours (Access on Merantun Way)

• Abbey Mills car park - 2 hours free (Access on Merantun Way, green button for a ticket)

• Priory Retail park – 2 hours free (Access from Merton High Street)

The recommended route is around the M25 to Junction10 and then the A3 towards Kingston/Central London. Leave the A3 at the Shannon Corner junction and take the 2nd left exit on to the A298 towards Wimbledon (care needed here as it is easy to miss). Follow the A298 to the junction with Merton Road which has South Wimbledon tube station on its south-east corner. 200m past this junction turn right into Pincott Road and follow directions above.

Hotels: it is advised that you use a web-site such as and search for hotels near to the church’s post-code. Expect hotels to be busy and book as early as possible or you may have to rely on late cancellations.

Pastor Qazi has block reserved 10 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express (Wimbledon South) for Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th. The hotel is situated directly opposite Colliers Wood Tube Station.

Holiday Inn Express (Wimbledon South)

200 High Street Colliers Wood,

London, SW19 2BH.

Tel. 0208 545 7300

It is a ten minute walk to Merton Evangelical Church. The rooms are £98.90 per night including full breakfast (and free Wi-Fi) but are held at this rate only until 4.00pm on Friday, April 13th 2018. Those wishing to stay should contact the hotel and book quoting reference Code EG2 which is reserved in name of New Focus Conference. This is the best rate for group reservations. The local Premier Inn and Travelodge may have offers at the beginning of January and might be worth investigating.


The Premier Inn is Wimbledon South

27 Chapter Way, London, SW19 2RF

Tel: 0871 527 8684


Travelodge Raynes Park

Durham House, Amity Grove,

London, SW20 0LQ, (Sat nav postcode: SW20 0TW)

Tel: 08715 591871

Approx. ten minute drive or the Nos. 131 and 57 Bus runs from outside to South Wimbledon.


Travelodge Morden

A24 Epsom Road, Morden,

Surrey, SM4 5PH

Tel: 08719 846196

Approx. ten minute drive or the No. 93 buses run from Raynes Park to South Wimbledon

It is possible to take over-ground rail services from Raynes Park to Wimbledon from where buses travel to South Wimbledon.

Travelling by national rail

From the North

Kings Cross Station

On the London Underground, take the Victoria Line southbound and change to the Northern Line Southbound at Stockwell. Take train to South Wimbledon.

Euston Station

As above

From the West

Paddington Station

On London Underground, take District Line westbound, check board for Wimbledon train. Get off at Wimbledon Station and take bus to South Wimbledon. See information above on bus numbers.

From the East

Liverpool Street

On the London Underground, take the Central Line westbound and change to Northern Line southbound at Bank. Take train to South Wimbledon.

From the South

Waterloo Station

On the London Underground, take the Northern Line southbound to South Wimbledon. Alternatively, you can take local over-ground trains from Waterloo to Wimbledon Mainline (check boards). Take a bus to South Wimbledon.

Victoria Station

On the London Underground, take Victoria Line southbound and change to the Northern Line southbound at Stockwell. Take train to South Wimbledon.

London Bridge Station

On the London Underground, take the Northern Line southbound to South Wimbledon.

For those not wanting to travel on the Underground. From St Pancras and London Bridge Stations, take “First Capital Connect”/ Thames Link over-ground train to Wimbledon Mainline Station and take bus to South Wimbledon. This is not as quick as the Underground.