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The Fraternal Gatherings section from The Christadelphian magazine has, for many years, been a comprehensive list of the events happening at ecclesias throughout the world. For convenience, this will also appear here on our website, and be updated on a monthly basis. This will make it easier to access the information, and help you plan future weekends!

Events highlighted are new since last month. Events shown in italics may be of particular interest for young people. Some selected events can be booked online via YouthWeekends.com. This is an online booking service, which offers one-click booking for young people, and centralised administration for event organisers. Click here for more information (opens in a new window).

April

17-19:
18:
  • Birmingham (Kings Norton) Spring Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley); theme: “The words of a wise man”: (1) “The glory of kings”; (2) “A word fitly spoken”.

  • Burton-on-Trent Study Day | 10am | Venue: Hanbury Memorial Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jonathan Cope (Coventry, West); theme: “My servant Moses – the first eighty years”.

  • Earlswood Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: Earlswood Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “Let us walk in the light of the LORD”: (1) “Hear, O Heavens, and give ear, O earth”; (2) “The beautiful and glorious branch”.

  • Northampton Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 18+ | Activity: Israeli dancing, a walk, sports and time to chat

    Speaker: Bro. Mike Jenner (Rugby); theme: “Built up in Christ & established in the faith”.

  • Oxford Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Dan Ryan; theme: “Can you live the Bible?”.

  • Wolverhampton Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “Father, glorify thy name”.

24-26:
25:
  • Birmingham Choral Society presentation | 5pm | Venue: North Leamington School

    A programme of choruses, anthems and hymns entitled, “The Lord is my strength and my song”.

  • Bridgend Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich); theme: “Meeting the Lord’s requirements”: (1) “Written in stone”; (2) “Written in the heart”.

  • Halesowen Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: The Scout Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Reg Carr (Barton-under-Needwood); theme: “Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord”: (1) “Behold the Lamb of God”; (2) “I am Alpha and Omega”.

  • London Praise & Fellowship Day | 2-6pm | Venue: Vyners School

    Theme: “With every breath”.

  • Seaton Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: Colyford Memorial Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley); theme: “Deuteronomy, the second law”: (1) “Exhortations to the faithful”; (2) “Blessings and cursings”.

  • Stockport Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. James Walker (Milnsbridge); theme: “Living as members of the remnant ecclesia” (Elisha’s ministry for today): (1) “From death to life”; (2) “Lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh”.

25-26:
  • Baltimore / Washington Gathering and Study Day | 1pm | Venue: Washington ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Matt Colby (Hamilton, Book Road, ON); theme: “Reasons to believe”.

  • Sussex (NB, Canada) Study Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tom Wilson (Cambridge, ON).

May

2:
  • Brant County (ON, Canada) Study Day | Venue: Bellview Community Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Ken Styles (Royal Oak, MI, USA); theme: “Forgiveness”.

  • Newcastle (Staffs.) Study & Serve Day | 10.30am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Geoff Cave (Clowne); subject: “Themes from Hebrews”.

  • Porthleven Study Afternoon | 3.30pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Nightingale (Worcester); theme: “Our great high priest is come”: (1) “Fled for refuge”; (2) “Strong consolation”.

2-4:
  • Ammanford Family Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall / Pensioner’s Hall

    The main studies will be led by Bro. Nicholas White (Pershore) on “Joseph the saviour”, and Bro. John Hellawell (Peterborough) on “Lessons from the first ecclesia”. The teenage studies will be led by Bro. Jeremy Brown (Mumbles) and the youngster sessions will be led by Sis. Hannah Jenkins, looking at the “Story Keeper” series. Booking to Bro. Chris Palmer required by April 20.

  • Manchester (Old Trafford) Fellowship Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Leng (Macclesfield); theme: “Introducing Christ; Christ in us; Christ in our churches; Christ in the world”.

4 (Bank Holiday Monday):
  • Northern Gathering Family Day | 11am | Venue: Manor Croft Academy

    Theme for the main studies: “Christ is on the Doorstep”: (1) “Ready?” – Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe); (2) “When the knock comes” – Bro. Sam Tomkins (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); (3) “The joy to come” – Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall). Theme for the children’s programme (morning and afternoon): “Music in the Bible”.

  • Vale of Evesham Fraternal Gathering | 12.30pm | Venue: Arts Centre

    Theme: “Paul and the book of Acts: the apostle to the Gentiles”: (1) “The Gentile growth in Antioch” (Bro. Kitson Reid, Birmingham, Acocks Green); (2) “The call from Macedonia” (Bro. Stephen Whitehouse, Birmingham, Hall Green).

8-10:
9:
  • Birmingham (Acocks Green) Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+ | Cost: £7.50

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Coleman (Birmingham, South); theme: “The Bible and modern relationships”.

  • Birmingham (Hall Green) Young People’s Creation Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 10-16

    Speaker: Bro. David Burges (Leamington Spa).

  • Birmingham (Kings Norton) “Study and Strawberries” | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Bernard Burt (Coventry, West); theme: “Challenges to our faith in Genesis 1-3: (1) “Every word of God is pure”; (2) “The first man Adam”.

  • Bishops Stortford Family Bible Study Day | 10.30am | Venue: Rickling Primary School

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Whittaker (Heywood); theme: “The Levites”.

  • CSN Sisters’ Day | 10.30am | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall

    Theme: “Listening to God in our busy lives”. Further information and online booking on the website.

  • Dereham Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: Honingham Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “The words of a wise man”: (1) “The glory of kings”; (2) “A word fitly spoken”.

  • Exeter Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Buckler (Ashby-de-la-Zouch); theme: “Challenges to our community”: (1) “Apathy”; (2) “Affluence”.

  • Leicester (Glenhills) Fraternal Gathering | 4.30pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall); theme: “There talked with him two men”.

  • Manchester (Sale) Fraternal Gathering | 3.30pm | Venue: Ashton-on-Mersey School

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “The Suffering Servant”: (1) “In Gethsemane”; (2) “On trial”.

  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | 5pm | Venue: Village Hall, Napton

    Theme: “The Kings of Israel and Judah”. Speaker: Bro. John Dixon (Caerphilly); subject: “Rehoboam and Jeroboam – I will rend the kingdom”.

  • Nottingham (South) Family Day | 11am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. James Walker (Milnsbridge); theme: “Elisha and Christ”.

  • Sutton Coldfield Family Fraternal | Venue: Elford Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “Family life in the Lord”.

15-17:
16:
  • Barrow-in-Furness Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Gab Bauer (Rochdale); theme: “The Cherubim”: (1) “The likeness of the glory of God”; (2) “Full of grace and truth”.

  • Bradford Devotional Afternoon | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Coventry (West) Creation Day | 2.30pm | Venue: Coventry (Grosvenor Road) ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Palmer (Mumbles): (1) “He that made them at the beginning”; (2) “God that made the worlds”; (3) “He spake and it was done”; (4) “Behold I make all things new”.

  • Glenfield Study Evening | 5pm | Venue: Park House

    Speaker: Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay); theme: “A storm is coming”: (1) “Watchman, what of the night?”; (2) “He makes wars to cease”.

  • Guildford Fellowship Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: St. Catherines Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Philip Lawrence (Nottingham, Jarvis Avenue); theme: “The Lord is my shepherd”.

  • Hereford Children’s Praise Party | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages 4-11(ish)

    Speaker: Bro. Paul Gammon (Maidenhead); theme: “Make a joyful noise”.

  • Heywood Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Reg Carr (Barton-under-Needwood); theme: “Micah – prophet of yesterday and today”: (1) “In the days of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah”; (2) “In the last days”.

  • Kettering Study Afternoon | 3pm | Venue: Isebrook School

    Speaker: Bro. Nicholas White (Pershore); theme: “The Most High rules in the kingdom of men”: (1) “I have told you before it come to pass”; (2) “That, when it is come to pass, ye might believe”.

  • Knowle and Dorridge Fraternal Evening | 6.30pm | Venue: Dorridge Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Leen Ritmeyer (Cardiff, Museum Place); theme, “Walking among the lampstands – the letters to the seven ecclesias”.

  • Maidenhead Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 10-14
  • Newport Family Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Spalding Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: Weston Hills Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale); theme: “The ark and us – journey to Zion”.

16-17:
  • Prince George (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Jackson; theme: “I dwell in the high and holy place”.

23:
  • Ludlow Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tim. Morgan (Ashton-under-Lyne); theme: “Holy yet human (lessons from the life of Elijah)”: (1) “Standing before the living God of Israel”; (2) “A man subject to like passions as we are”.

  • Mumbles Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: Ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Nightingale (Worcester); theme: “Joshua preparing for victory”.

24-29:
  • Coffs Harbour (NSW, Australia) Bible School | Venue: Opel Coast Resort

    Speakers: Bro. Dafydd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place, UK) – “Abraham, I will shew you a land”; and Bro. Paul Cresswell (Aberfoyle Park, SA) – “Jesus, I will give you rest”.

  • Swanwick Family Bible School | Venue: The Hayes Conference Centre

    Speakers: Bro. Mark Johnson (Lye) – “The deliverer Judges”; Bro. Michael Edgecombe (Mount Barker, S. Australia) – “Who then is a faithful and wise servant? (Matthew 24,25)”; and Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley) – “In the days of Jeremiah”. For booking forms and further information, visit the website.

25 (Monday):
  • Combined Cornish Ecclesias Spring Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: Community Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Smith (Wardley); theme: “Ecclesial Fellowship”: (1) “Principles”; (2) “Practice”.

30:
  • Birmingham (Kings Norton) Study Evening | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Michael Edgecombe (Mount Barker, S. Australia); theme: “Melchizedek, Messiah and us: what it means to be a king and priest today and tomorrow”.

31 (Sunday):

June

3 (Wednesday):
  • Weston-super-Mare | TBC | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Keith Pearson (Mount Waverley, Vic., Australia).

6:
  • Dronfield Family Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: The Peel Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Phil Lawrence (Nottingham, Jarvis Avenue); theme: “Drawing closer to God through art – the Lord is my shepherd”.

  • Harrogate Study Afternoon | 4pm | Venue: Pannal Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “The great day of the LORD” (Zephaniah): (1) “I will utterly consume”; (2) “I will make you a name and a praise”.

  • Ormskirk Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: Aughton Village Hall

    Speakers: Brethren Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich) and Tim Morgan (Ashton-under-Lyne); theme: “Let brotherly love continue”: (1) “Be content with such things as ye have”; (2) “Jesus Christ: the same yesterday, today and tomorrow”.

  • Scarborough Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: Jubilee Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Peter Forbes (Glenfield); theme: “Sorrow turned to joy”.

  • SE CALS Family Gathering, British Museum Visit and London Bible Trail | 10.30am
13:
  • Birmingham Family Study Day | Venue: Moseley School

    Theme: “Painful lessons from Peter”; speakers: Brethren Andrew Walker (Doncaster) and James Walker (Milnsbridge). Further information and booking forms available on the website.

  • Cambridge Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Karam Ram (Tamworth); theme: “The Sermon on the Mount”: (1) “The kingdom of God”; (2) “Righteousness”.

  • Rochdale Fraternal Gathering | 3.30pm | Venue: Thrum Hall Methodist Church

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “The glory of God (2 Corinthians 3 & 4)”: (1) “In the face of Jesus Christ”; (2) “We have this treasure in earthen vessels”.

19-21:
20:
26-28:
27:
27-Jul. 5:
  • Mid-Atlantic Bible School | Venue: Shippensburg University (PA, USA)

    Theme: “The LORD is my light and my salvation” (Psalm 27). The Youth Programme theme will be “God’s 7,000-year plan”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Jason Hensley (Simi Hills, CA) – “Hezekiah: faith in desperate times” (adults) and “Seeking the lost” (teens); Bro. Steve Hornhardt (Salisbury, S. Australia) – “Come and see: witnessing for Christ” (adults) and “Unlocking Revelation” (teens); Bro. Garth Maier (East Texas, TX) – subjects to be announced. For booking forms and further information, visit the website.

July

4:
5-11:
  • South-West Bible School | Venue: Schreiner University (TX, USA)

    Speakers: Bro. Stephen Hornhardt: Adults – “Come and see – witnessing for Christ” and Teens – “Unlocking Revelation”; Bro. Philip Lawrence: Adults – “Have you been converted?” and Teens – “The Lord is my shepherd”; Bro. Dev Ramcharan: Adults – “The law of kindness is on her tongue – women in the faith” and Teens – “Life skills for young people”. For booking forms and further information, visit the website.

11:
11-18:
  • British Columbia Youth Conference | Venue: Camp Dunlop (BC, Canada) | Ages: 17+ or baptized

    Speaker: Bro. Jim Cowie (Moreton Bay, Qld., Australia); theme: “Jehoshaphat”. Workbook completion required. For further information and registration, visit the website.

  • Manitoulin Family Bible Camp

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green, UK): “Facing the giants” (adults and young people); Bro. Ron Hicks (Washington, DC): “From Gethsemane to Golgotha” (adults and young people). For further details, visit the website.

18:
  • Leamington Spa Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich).

18-26:
  • Midwest Bible School | Venue: Trine University (IN, USA)

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Roger Lewis (Christchurch North, NZ) – “The four faces of Christ in the Gospels”; Bro. Mark Vincent (Stirling, UK) – “The problem of suffering”; Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley, UK) – “Isaac, the overlooked patriarch”. For booking forms and further information, visit the website.

19-25:
  • Idyllwild Bible School (CA, USA) | Venue: Idyllwild Pines Camp

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Barry McClure (Punchbowl, NSW, Australia) – “Miracles, wonders and signs” (adults) and “Ecclesiastes: old heads, young shoulders” (teens); Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place, UK) – “The final message of Paul and Peter” (adults) and “Meeting Jesus: the way he dealt with people” (teens); Bro. Jim Styles (Simi Hills, CA) –“Jeremiah: change before too late” (adults) and “The Bible and science” (teens). For more information, visit the website.

24-26:
25-Aug. 1:
  • UKYC | Venue: Pioneer Centre

    Theme: “In defence of faith”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green) – “Daniel – faith under fire”; Bro. Peter Owen (Mumbles) – “Defending the faith in the first century”. Evenings to include presentations on “Bible prophecy in the defence of faith”; to include classes on prophecies concerning Israel led by Bro. Paul Billington (Brantford, ON) and classes on Revelation led by Bro. Mike Jenner (Rugby). For booking forms and further information, visit the website.

25-Aug. 2:
  • Eastern Bible School | Venue: Connecticut College

    Theme: “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD”. Speakers and Subjects: Bro. Joe Hill (Austin, TX) – “The Gospel in Leviticus and the tabernacle” (adults) and “Hearing the word: learning to study from the parable of the sower” (teens); Bro. Steve Cheetham (Moorestown, NJ) – “Lessons for us from the Kings” (adults) and “Judges: go in and possess the land” (teens); Bro. Jason Hensley (Simi Hills, CA) – “The second exodus and the work of Elijah” (adults) and “Jonathan, the faithful prince” (teens).

August

3-8:
  • Harper Adams Bible School | Venue: Harper Adams University

    Theme: “The road to salvation”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton) – “The feasts of the Lord – a parable of our salvation”; Bro. David Smith (Wardley) – “John’s letters of love”; Bro. James Walker (Milnsbridge) – “A week in the way with the Lord – studies in Mark’s Gospel”. Further details and booking forms will be available from Sun. Oct. 19 from the website.

7-8:
  • Southport Preaching Event and Bible Exhibition.
8-15:
  • Malvern CYC Camp | Ages 11-18 | Cost: £105

    Theme: “Who is on the Lord's side?”.

15-21:
  • Winfield Bible School (BC, Canada)

    Theme: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost …” (Hebrews 7:25). Speakers and subjects: Bro. Joni Mannell (UK), “At the breaking of bread”; Bro. Dev Ramcharan (Canada), “The God of the fallen”; Bro. Jim Cowie (Australia), “Melchizedek – priest of the Most High God”.

15-22:
  • Birmingham (Handsworth) Camp

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Alleyne.

  • Manitoulin Youth Conference | Venue: Manitoulin Bible Camp (ON, Canada)

    Speakers: Brethren Jay Mayock Jr. and Ryan Mutter; theme: “The character of Timothy”. For further information and registration, visit the website.

17-22:
  • Brecon Bible School | Venue: Christ College, Brecon

    Theme: “Teach me thy way, O LORD”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley) – “Isaac, the overlooked patriarch”; Bro. Dafydd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place) – “The Lord’s Supper”; and Bro. Arne Roberts (Dunstable) – “The Word of God”. Full details and booking forms online.

21-28:
22-29:
  • Croyde Camp | Venue: Cherrytree Farm Camp Site | Ages: 18+ | Cost: £95

    Speaker: Bro. Ben Dwyer (Walsall); theme: “What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

24-29:
  • Christadelphian Conference | Venue: Lane End Conference Centre

    Speakers: Bro. Martyn Lawrence (Doncaster) – “Isaiah, the servant and the songs”; Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay) – “Jesus as John saw him”; Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe) – “The Psalms of Asaph”.

29-30:

September

5:
11-13:
12:
18-20:
19:
19-20:
25-27:
  • Dronfield Weekend Campaign | Venue: The Peel Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Karam Ram (Tamworth); theme: “What is the world coming to?”

26:
  • Shrewsbury Study and Serve Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jeff Sewell (Coventry, East).

  • South-West Wales Prophecy Day
26-Oct. 4:

October

3:
10:
10-11:
  • Sussex (NB, Canada) Thanksgiving Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Bruce Waite (Meriden, CT).

17:
23-25:
  • Scarborough Study Weekend

    Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “2 Peter – Peter’s guidance for the ‘last days’”.

31:

November

7-8:
  • Sarasota (FL, USA) Fall Study Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Morgan (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada); theme: “Prophecy, predestination and the purpose of God”.

14:
28:

December

5:
27-30:
  • Eastern Winter Study | Venue: Letton Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Peter Forbes (Glenfield); theme: “Lessons for life from the time of the Judges”. Bookings open from May 1, with booking forms available from your ecclesial notice board, the website (www.easternwinterstudy.org.uk).

January 2016

9-17:
  • Australian Christadelphian Conference | Venue: St. Ignatius College

    Speakers: Brethren Matthew Blewett (Westville, South Africa), Mark Vincent (Stirling, UK) and Joe Miles (Maidenhead, UK); theme: “While it is still today” (Hebrews 3:13). Please register at the website.

23:

April 2016

23:
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