‘Ladies Rise Up’ February 2020

21-23 Feb at Highgate House, Northampton

Cost: £180 for shared room, £200 for single room

Full board from Friday dinner up to and including Sunday lunch


Edge Ladies (Ladies Rise Up) is coordinated by Jo Pearse, with Gill Bough and Clare Cleave. The annual women’s conference has run now for many years with a focus on seeing women rise up to live adventurously, fulfil their callings, and discover the freedom that Jesus brings.

It gives women an opportunity to come together - whether married, single, divorced, bereaved, with or without children (etc.) as equals . So often we unwittingly hide behind our partners or children or jobs – but at a women’s meeting we can all be – just women’.

Edge Ministries vision is to launch an evangelistic festival like The Gathering men’s festival, run by CVM (one of our partner ministries). Our dream is to see thousands of women encounter Christ for the first time and many who have walked away from their faith called back home. Watch this space as news unfolds.


The truth is that in my usually frenetic life there is no time for reflection, for sensible prayer, for "letting go and letting God" as we used to say - we just keep soldiering on. Peace, space, good teaching, good safe company, at the weekend all contributed to enabling me to hear God when I needed to do so - a big thank you for that!!

I've been in a season of rest, pampering and grief the last two years and now have a sense of God bringing me out of this so the talks on Esther where spot on to how things have been with the season of her getting ready into what God has called her to do.

I encountered God in a powerful way. I wrote down all the bad stuff that had happened during the last 10 years and shredded the paper it was written on. I think something shifted for me. Certainly I am very much better for having been with you all.

The fellowship, worship and teaching, a real breath of fresh air, and time away from the pressures of home in order to take it all in is also a treat. I often say of camp that it is a treat to have a week in which to be a Christian without having to be anything else - I feel the same about the weekend!