2024 Annual Conference – The Root of All Evil? Money and Practical Theology

July 2, 2024 - July 4, 2024

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU

Welcome to our 2024 Annual Conference page which we hope will provide all the information you need to book a place at the conference, apply for a bursary or to offer a paper or workshop to the programme.

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Dr Eve Poole


The Revd Dr Carlton Turner


BIAPT 2024 Call for Papers

We welcome 200 – 300 word abstracts for 20 minute papers, from a range of disciplines and religious and spiritual traditions and emerging themes in non-religion.

For more information please click on this link: BIAPT 2024 Call for Papers [not yet live]

BIAPT 2024 Call for Workshops

We welcome 200 – 300 word abstracts for online workshops of 40 or 80 mins duration.

For more information please click on this link: BIAPT 2024 Call for Workshops [not yet live]

The Hayes Conference Centre is located in Derbyshire, a central part of the United Kingdom.

For transport and travel information, please visit: https://www.cct.org.uk/the-hayes/how-to-find-us

Professional Doctorate Summer School – Friday 5 July 2024

Feedback from delegates at previous BIAPT conferences:

“I was so pleased to be able to connect with others interested in research in a similar area” 

“Thoroughly enjoyed it as a first timer – I can’t emphasise that enough!”

“This has been a brilliant experience for me as somebody who was involved at the beginning of BIAPT.”

“The culture of active reflective practitioners – both listening to others and presenting their own research and reflections on experience.”

“I found it a most thought-provoking, challenging and yet reflective experience.”

BIAPT is committed to helping those who might otherwise not feel able to attend our annual conference. We have 2 bursary schemes:

  • Conference Bursaries may be applied for by any BIAPT member in financial need. All Conference Bursaries will be awarded subject to available of funding. Apply here: [not yet live]
  • BAME Bursaries may be applied for by anyone of BAME & BAME heritage. Apply here: [not yet live]

If you wish to support either of our Conference Bursary scheme or our BAME Bursary scheme by making a donation, please find further information following the links.

For further details about our BAME Bursary scheme, please read on.

BIAPT is keen to facilitate Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, scholars and practitioners, and those of BAME heritage, to participate and contribute to its Annual Conference. [We understand that some prefer to identify as African, African Caribbean, Asian, Majority World Christians or Christians from the Majority World, or of Majority World heritage.] We want to address the marginalisation of their voices, questions, experiences and perspectives and to become a space for deeper and broader theological conversation.

To that end, BIAPT offers a bursary for BAME scholars, students and practitioners that will cover much of the cost of attending the conference.  If you are BAME or someone of BAME heritage and would like to join us at the conference but the cost presents an obstacle to you doing so, please do apply. These funds are for those for whom the full conference cost would pose a financial difficulty.

There are a limited number of bursaries available, and bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate that this scheme will be oversubscribed so we suggest you apply promptly and, if you are a BIAPT member, consider making an additional application for a BIAPT Conference Bursary in the event you are not successful in your BAME Bursary application. Successful applicants will be awarded bursaries  to cover the concession conference ticket cost. Please note, if you are successful in your BIAPT BAME Bursary application, you will not also be awarded a BIAPT Conference Bursary.