Themes, Topics and Strategies

Every three years a strategy with three annual themes is decided by the Guild. The Guild also decides on a discussion topic every year. See below for the current theme, topic and strategy.

Strategy 2018 - 2021: One Journey, Many Roads

Theme 2020: The Extra Mile

Annual themes were introduced to encourage Guilds to plan their programmes more effectively. These resources were introduced in the 1950s to give a focus for Guilds but are sufficiently broad to allow for imaginative planning.

Discussion Topic 2020 - 2021: The end of the road

Topics offer a chance to explore a particular issue of current concern, possibly leading to some local action.

Resource material for each topic is prepared and circulated before each new session and training days are offered to help local leadership teams address the topic in their local groups.

You can download the 2020 - 2021 Extra Mile theme and discussion topic guide.

For a list of all previous themes, topics and strategies, please see the resources page where you can download this information.