The first in the 2020 series of regional meetings was held in Manchester on 3rd March and was attended by around 90 people. This was held in the morning and was followed by a Church Society Regional Conference in the afternoon in a new joint venture. The Bishop of Maidstone Regional Meeting started with a Bible reading from Mike Smith on Romans 16: 1-16: Fellow-workers in Jesus Christ. This was followed by an update from Bishop Rod on complementarian issues including a Q&A session with Caroline West and Anna De Castro focussing on women’s ministry in complementarian churches. The second meeting will be held in Bristol on 25th March. Meetings in Birmingham and London follow after Easter.