SOMA is a Christian ministry which works for the transformation of individuals, churches and the healing of communities and lands through the renewing power of the Holy Spirit through intercession, prayer and short-term multicultural, cross-cultural teams.
SOMA’s Call is to ‘care for the nervous system of the Body of Christ’.
SOMA’s ministry is to facilitate encounter with the Holy Spirit to empower and equip leaders for their own mission and ministry.
SOMA’s heart is relationship, expressed by long-term intercession and prayer, and sending and receiving short-term multicultural, cross-cultural teams.
SOMA does not have a set programme or product. For each Mission we build a unique, flexible programme to address the issues facing the delegates identified by the inviting host that are within SOMA’s call and ministry and, as the Mission progresses, adapt the programme to the issues revealed by the Holy Spirit through intercessors, delegates and team.
Typically, a team of five or six travel to a Diocese at the invitation of the Bishop to facilitate retreat conferences for clergy, women’s leaders, youth leaders, congregational leaders, evangelists, catechists and readers.
SOMA UK is in Transition…
Between July and October 2021 SOMA UK is in transition. Stephen Dinsmore retires as National Director on the 31st July after a near decade and a half as leader and vision bearer; Judy Deegan ceases to be Administrator at the same time; on the 1st August Richard Moy takes over the lead as National Director of SOMA UK. In addition, Bishop Graham Cray ends his time as SOMA UK Patron and we welcome Bishop David Williams.
Revd Richard Moy has now been commissioned as SOMA UK’s new National Director. You can view the commissioning service held on the 6th July at Christ Church W4 in full here.
Thank You, Farewell and Thanksgiving, 1200 noon, Tuesday 12th October at High Leigh Centre, Hoddesdon, EN11 8SG
The thanks and farewells to outgoing patron Bishop Graham with Jackie, staff Steve with Mary, Stephen with Janet and Judy are the opportunity to give thanks for all God’s done through them and to pray with them.
Tuesday 12th October High Leigh Centre, Hoddesdon, EN11 8SG
Arrival from 1200 noon – gathering and mingling before lunch in the garden room;
1300 – lunch for delegates and day visitors together
After lunch – thank you, farewell and thanksgiving to God
Tea and cake to follow
Day visitors depart.
Day visitors are welcome! To book your day visitor place please email our conference organiser email@example.com with your details, who will book you in. Unfortunately, there is a small charge of £20 per person levied by High Leigh. RSVP!
Note: this is also the first day of our UK Residential Conference, those registered for the full Residential will attend as part of the Conference.
SOMA’s UK Residential Conference – October 2021
Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th October 2021. High Leigh, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8SG
Join us for great time of fellowship, teaching, prayer, worship, ministry and relaxation. Be inspired, be encouraged and ignite your passion for intercession, prayer and for mission. Spend time aside with God, enjoy great company.
Originally planned for May 2021, but has been rescheduled for October. It is open to everyone and will be a great to connect with each other, and to meet SOMA’s new National Director, Revd Richard Moy, who will be in post from 1st August, and the new SOMA staff.
“I enjoyed the atmosphere of welcome, friendship, zeal and the presence of God” “I love the encouragement of being with such a humble group of solid Christians with hearts for mission” “It instructs and encourages one praying” (Previous conference delegates)
Information and Booking form here.
Or email Steve.Fincher@somauk.org
Cost: £185 per person.