Lay Preaching Unleashed

Together with the Queensland Synod Leadership, it is with heavy hearts we inform you of our decision to postpone the National Conference of Lay Preachers 2020 (31 July–3 August 2020).

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod continues to follow the advice provided by the Australian Government and Queensland Health in this unprecedented time. Please continue to refer directly to these sites for the most current public health information regarding coronavirus. A list of communication that has previously been distributed to our stakeholders is available on the Synod coronavirus update website.

To this end, all Queensland Synod hosted events have been cancelled or postponed, which of course includes National Conference of Lay Preachers.

Caring for our staff, ministry agents and the community in which we serve is of the utmost importance to us therefore it is critically important that we all commit to adhering to Government policy and business protocols so that we play our part in containing the continued spread of the coronavirus.

We will be postponing the event until Friday 10 September 2021 (commencing 4pm) and concluding at 12noon with lunch, on Monday 13 September 2021 at Alexandra Park Conference Centre.

We will be communicating further information at the end of this year, and registrations will be open in early 2021.

2021 National Conference of Lay Preachers

For lay preachers, prospective lay preachers and those interested in leading worship. Share in a wonderful few days and be encouraged, supported and challenged in your ministry.

Starts: Friday 10 September 2021
Ends: Monday 13 September 2021


Alexandra Park Conference Centre
13 Mari Street, Alexandra Headlands QLD 4572


Accommodation Guide

  • Alexandra Park Conference Centre (brochure)
  • Alex Beach Cabins and Tourist Park (flyer | facilities | pricing) – a 5% discount will be available for conference bookings. A discount code will be provided when registering.

For further information, please email