We had such a great time at Lox Lane this year that we have already booked next year's conference, and would love you to join us!

Our volunteer training conference and family weekend away will be held at Lox Lane Farm, Lox Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PU on the 2nd - 4th December 2022. (

There are only 48 overnight places available (and 12 day visitors) so book early! 

Dinner will be served on Friday at 7pm, and we will depart on Sunday in the early afternoon. 

Full weekend cost: £190(includes dinner on Friday)

  • Students: £95 (use code CONFSTUDENT)

  • Young Adults (under 30(ish)): £123.50 (use code CONFYA)

Saturday only (includes lunch and dinner): £50

Sunday only (includes lunch): £30

Our priority is being with our MST family for a great weekend of fellowship and training, so if cost is a barrier to you joining us please talk to us in confidence and we will see what we can do. On the other hand, if you are a student/young adult and feel you are able to pay more for your ticket then this is awesome.

The system will only ask for a 20% deposit now, with the balance due at the end of September. 

If you have any problems or questions with the new booking system please call or email the office - 01243908026 /


This event will include a number of training/breakout sessions to enable volunteers to equip themselves with the skills to support the Trust's ministry. If you might like to support the weekend by delivering some training please contact the office. 


We would love to do our bit to reduce the carbon footprint of our weekend away, and so we may contact you asking if you are prepared to car-share with other people coming from the same place as you, or to pick someone up en-route. 

If you are travelling by public transport, the nearest mainline train station is Gillingham (Dorset not Medway...) and we will be able to provide lifts from the station.