Connexions 2024

Connexions 2024

Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA

3rd-5th May 2024

"Trust in the Lord and do good." Psalm 37:3

Spring is a time of new beginnings, and Connexions 2024 is no exception! This annual event in the GNFE! Calendar is one that all Members and Friends are warmly invited to, along with children and grandchildren.

For those who have never attended this annual celebration of God’s blessing, you are eagerly expected! Whilst some may have been for many years, others who are more recent to the ministry may not have understood the opportunity to connect with Members and Friends from around the country, listen to God’s encouragement through the teaching of Scripture, be thrilled with testimonies of God’s grace in broken lives and be equipped with new resources to enable.

Our new venue at Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island is one that God has opened to us, and we look forward to making new friends there as you come and worship, fellowship, and enjoy time together – all for the essential benefit of new souls saved for eternity.

Rhoda Bourne
Connexions Programme Committee Chairman


Tobias Brown

Tobias Brown

Tobias is originally from the South Side of Chicago. He is an alumni of the Moody Bible Institute and holds both a bachelors and master's in theology. He was the associate pastor of Trinity Grace Church in NYC for 6 years before coming to London where he served as one of the ministers at All Souls Langham Place in 2019. Tobias currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Grace Church Brockley and lives in south London with his wife of 18 years, Angela Brown and their three beautiful girls"




Mamdouh Lawendy

Mamdouh Lawendy

We are delighted to announce that Mamdouh Lawendy, President/CEO of Together Network is going to be with us at Connexions 2024 and look forward to hearing him share what God is doing in many parts of the Middle East.

Mamdouh was born and raised in Egypt. His background includes serving with Campus Crusade for Christ International as Director in Palestine and then Cairo. After almost 18 years with CCCI, he served as the International Director for Arab Vision and then CEO of GRMS (Global Response Management System). As Mamdouh was producing Discipleship Essentials, he reflected on his 25+ years of on-the-ground ministry throughout the Middle East and the constant heart cry of the church for her leaders to be effectively discipled and they in turn know how to disciple others to fully embrace the Gospel as their final authority for life. He became convinced that his calling is to help the church fulfil her purpose, to make disciples, and so in January 2015 became the founder and Director of Together Network. Here are just a few snippets of the work that Mamdouh is involved in.



Will and Beth

Mini Connexions 2024

Connexions 2024 is a weekend for children and grandchildren too and did you know they come FOR FREE?! Every year our wonderful team of leaders led by Will and Beth Windess, Mendip Branch, put on an excellent programme for our young people and 2024 will be no different. It's a great opportunity for them to study the Bible together as well as enjoying all the great activities lined up so why not take them along FOR FREE!

Mini Connexions is an exciting weekend full of fun, adventure, and an opportunity for our young people to learn more about God! We are super excited to be at the Leonardo Hotel this coming year with lots of fun and different activities planned to entertain! Connexions is a fantastic family friendly weekend, a wonderful opportunity to enjoy spiritual blessing and be inspired in this amazing ministry.

Please bring your children and grandchildren (FREE OF CHARGE), they will have a wonderful time.

Beth and Will Windess

Mini Connexions Coordinators






Programme Sessions

During the weekend there will be several encouraging sessions, including Bible teaching, testimonies of lives transformed through reading God’s Word, encouraging reports from around the country as well as internationally, and much other inspiring content. Connexions will be live streamed online for those who would like to watch at home and details of how to watch will be available nearer the time.

Friday 3rd May 7.30pm – 9.10pm

Saturday 4th May (morning) 9.00am – 10.20am; 11.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday 4th May (afternoon) 5.00pm – 5.45pm

Saturday 4th May (evening) 7.30pm – 9.10pm

Sunday 5th May (worship service) 9.30am – 11.00am; (closing session) 11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note these times may be subject to change as the programme is finalised.


Costs and Bookings

Our new venue at Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island, LE10 3JA, is one that God has opened to us and we are delighted to announce that the cost for members to attend Connexions 2024 has significantly decreased from the cost to attend Connexions 2023. For residents, a single room for Connexions 2024 will be charged at £99.00 per night and a double room at £150.00 per night.

By changing venue, this means that a couple attending Connexions 2024 will only pay £300 for the entire event, a saving of over £200 on the proposed prices from the previous venue.

As a resident your meals are included in the price and for day visitors the prices for meals are as follows:

Friday Dinner - £30.00

Saturday - Lunch Only - £16.00

Saturday - Lunch and Dinner - £46.00

Sunday - Lunch Only - £16.00

Breakfast is only available to residents

All adult delegates will also pay a £10.00 registration fee at the time of booking but children can come completely free of charge! We will also keep you well topped up with tea and coffee over the weekend at no extra cost.

For more information contact