National Minister

National “Beatitudes” Chapter June 2019

June 21st to 23rd, 2019

at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire DE55 1AU


Betsy Hart, our National Minister gives us her introduction to the event in the text below.

Invitation to Journey with us at the Beatitudes Chapter of Mats

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

When we as Franciscans gather together we are made more aware of our Franciscan vocation, charism and mission. We come together to BE together, to pray together, to learn together and to encourage one another in our Living of our Franciscan Rule in our everyday life.
I know that many of you, who would have liked to have been with us to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our NEW rule, have for various reasons been unable to join with us physically.
I would encourage EVERY Franciscan to join with us Spiritually. The Programme is posted on the OFSGB website and I would encourage you all to pray with us as we journey through the weekend. On the Programme you will see which Beatitude we are discussing and which Region is leading us in our discussion.
Please pray for each Region as they lead us in discussion about their Beatitude.
Please also pray for your National Council who have worked so hard to ensure all that can be done, has been done, to ensure a smooth running of this Chapter.
We will give you further updates as we go through the weekend programme.
Betsy Hart (National Minister OFSGB)


The programme for the events can be accessed here (pdf)


8 thoughts on “National Minister

  1. Thank you Betsy.

    Please can you confirm how long each presentation will be and when the breakout groups will take place.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Mags,

      Reply from Betsy in answer to your query.
      “The Presentation will be 10 mins long and the discussion groups will be immediately after the Presentation. The discussion groups will last 20 mins and the OHP feedback will be 10 mins.
      Peace and all good

  2. Please add postcode with addresses, especially for this one,so that we can find our way there.
    Bro. Michael ofs

    1. Hi Michael,

      You can access the full address on the Diary Page. However I have updated the National Assembly Page with post code and a link how to find us.

      Hope this helps.
      Theresa of

      1. Thank you Theresa.

        Where is the National Assembly page? I’ve spent some time looking but unable to find and search produced stuff for 2017!

        Which menu option is it under?

        1. Hi Mags,

          Scroll down on the right hand side under Categories, you will find the National Assembly.
          Or you can see the page on the Updates on top.

  3. Hope all goes well Patrick, I shall unable to attend as I will be in hospital recovering I hope from an operation on the 20th. John Barlow.

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