Following a very enjoyable dinner together where older friendships were renewed and new delegates made welcome the conference assembled.

Chairman, Simon Bryden-Brook, thanked We Are Church (Germany) for their work is organising the conference and the welcome received by all on arrival.   The programme for the next three days was reviewed and agreed.

As is customary time was then given to enable each delegate to introduce themselves and describe the work in which their group was engaged.

François Becker followed by making a presention on the work being undertaken by the European Network as an NGO at the Council of Europe.