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Women Arise & Pray Conference 2023

Date: December 1-3, 2023

Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre (pictured)
Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU
For Sat Nav use DE55 1AT

Registration Fee (Full package): £165.00 per person

Registration Fee (Day Delegate): Rates given on application.

Women Arise & Pray Conf: About Us

Who We Are

The Women Arise & Pray Conference is a partnership with The Esthers of Now & Marama Alliance UK. The conference took place face-to-face for the first time in 2022 and is now coming back in 2023! The Esthers of Now & Marama Alliance are two women-focussed groups that strive to build community and growth in the lives of women in the UK.

Women Arise & Pray Conf: About

How it all began…

At its early stages, the lead up to the conference began when the Esther's of Now founder, Mrs. Sereima Tawake, was moved by the Holy Spirit to start online bible studies in the first lockdown of March 2020. She knew that God was calling her to bring women, specifically Fijian women, together and create a safe space where they could share their stories and testimonies. In June 2020, she properly launched The Esthers of Now, a social media group that allows women to come as they are, free of labels to intercede on behalf of the people they love. Their motto is based on Esther 4:14 – “You’ve been called for such a time as this.”

Soon after the group was formed, The Esther's of Now, with the help of the Alliance, worked towards an online Women Arise & Pray Conference which was aired live across Facebook in November 2020. The conference hosted keynote speakers from Australia, France, Fiji and UK based connect groups such Sunflower Sisters, Aroma of Grace Young Mother's Ministry, the Living Stone Lydias and individuals who were ready to tell their powerful, moving testimonies to their fellow sisters .It gave women an opportunity to grow holistically and to come out from whatever was holding them under – limiting them from achieving their dreams and reaching their full potential.

This year, the Esther's will work with a team of volunteers and Alliance committee members to bring the conference to you, face to face! It will be a two-day conference with speakers from around the UK, prayer sessions to intercede together, interactive sessions and fun activities.

The conference is taking a holistic approach to the growth of women, which means the speakers and activities that take place at the conference will focus on all aspects of life including professional growth, mental health, motherhood, relationship building and spiritual growth.

A message from the Conference Founder: “Come as you are! We need to stand up and speak for those women who aren’t able to stand up for themselves and help them in their journey, to do what God is calling them to do. We are here for such a time as this. Join us for a powerful time of reflection at Women Arise & Pray Conference 2023.”

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Conference Information

Date: December 1-3, 2023

Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre
Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU
For Sat Nav use DE55 1AT

Registration Fee (Full package): £165.00 per person

Registration Fee (Day Delegate): Rates will be given on application.

Full package is inclusive of:

 1. Access to all sessions organised

 2. Accommodation ensuite rooms with Lakeside views (2 nights and 2 days)

 3. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 4. Morning coffee with biscuits and afternoon tea with cake

 5. Access to tea, coffee and hot chocolate from our communal areas between 8am and 8pm

 6. Wi-Fi throughout

 7. Onsite parking

Day Delegate package is inclusive of:

  1. ​Access to all sessions organized

  2. Lunch

  3.  Morning coffee with biscuits and afternoon tea with cake

    Other Important things to note:

  • The conference is open to all women everywhere! Please come as you are.

  • There will be child care facilities and a special programme for children. Children under the age of 6 are FREE and there will be additional charges for other children i.e. for meals. This can be discussed once you register.

  • To pay for your registration, we ask that you register in the form below and we will follow up with an email to provide you with bank account details to secure your spot at the conference.

Women Arise & Pray Conf: About

Register for the Conference

We are so excited to meet you at Women Arise & Pray Conference. Tell us a bit more about you below!

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Meet the Conference Working Group

Here are the women involved in making the Women Arise & Pray Conference 2023 a success!

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Sereima Tawake

Conference Founder & Coordinator

Vasemaca Bainitabua

Prayer & Children

Sereana Naulivou

Registration & Administration

Miriama Suraki

Programmes & Registration


Suliana Lotawa

Conference Merchandise & Social Media

Kiara Valentine

Social Media

Susansa Rakaseta

Programmes & Prayer

Filomena Tuivanualevu

Registrations & Fundraising

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Luisa Matatolu

Programmes & Registration

Audrey Hicks

Programmes & Children

Damanu Qareqare


Women Arise & Pray Conf: Our Team
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