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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.

August

21-28:
22:
  • West Bromwich Study Fraternal | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jared Shilvock (Lye); theme: “Joseph”.

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”.

Christadelphian Office Book Sale and Open Day

26:
  • Bible Story Time at the Office | 10.30-11am | Venue: The Christadelphian Office

    We warmly invite children, parents and carers to join us for a Bible Story Time. The session will last for twenty minutes and is aimed at children aged 3 to 7 years, but younger or older siblings are also welcome to sit in. This will be a good opportunity to visit us, have a chat and browse our latest stock, including our growing range of children’s books and games.

27-31:
  • Plymouth Camp

    Speaker: Bro. Mike Page (Pershore); theme: “Priceless Proverbs”.

29-30:
31 (Bank Holiday Monday):
  • Birmingham (Castle Bromwich) Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Nicholas White (Pershore); theme: “The Living God”.

  • King’s Lynn Fraternal Gathering | 3.30pm | Venue: Terrington St. Clement Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green); theme: “Daniel – faith in the last days”: (1) “Three immoveable objects and an irresistible force”; (2) “In the lions’ den”.

September

4-6:
  • Llanmadoc Study Weekend | Venue: St Madoc Centre | Cost: £35

    Speaker: Bro. Dafydd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place); theme: “The Gospel of Luke – getting to know my Lord”. To book, please visit the website.

5:
  • Glasgow (Central) Fraternal Gathering | 3.30pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay); theme: “Continue in my word”: (1) “You shall know the truth (John 8)”; (2) “The truth shall make you free (Romans 8)”.

  • Grimsby Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: Great Limber Village Hall

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

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

    Speaker: Bro. Neil Jakeways (Sedgley); theme: “Jehoida and the preservation of the house of David”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew E. Walker (Doncaster); theme: “Jacob who became Israel”: (1) “Is he not rightly named Jacob?”; (2) “Your name shall be called Israel”.

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

    Speakers: Brethren Andrew Hale (Manchester, Sale) and Jon Hale (Crewe); theme: “The unspeakable gift”.

  • Stratford-on-Avon Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Arne Roberts (Dunstable).

5-6:
  • Solihull Study & Serve Weekend | 10am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Steven James (Evesham); theme: “The workings of the tabernacle and the human cell”.

11-13:
12:
  • Birmingham (Woodgate) Study & Serve Day | Venue: The Scout Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “Asa’s reformation”. Booking required.

  • Coventry (East) Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay); theme: “Who’s afraid of the Assyrian wolf?”: (1) “Hezekiah’s full heart”; (2) “Sennacherib’s empty threats”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Chris Brook (Knowle and Dorridge); theme: “Forgiveness of sins”.

  • Dudley (Firs Street) Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Martyn Lawrence (Doncaster); theme: “Jude the obscure”: (1) “Fallen angels”; (2) “Talking devils”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Palmer (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “The perfect harmony of scripture”: (1) “The Old Testament”; (2) “The New Testament”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Mike Riley (Bournemouth, Winton); theme: “Moses’ mission”: (1) “The deliverer”; (2) “Show me thy glory”.

  • Windermere Study Afternoon | 3pm | Venue: Endmoor Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall); theme: “The kingdom of heaven”: (1) “Heaven and earth”; (2) “Principles past and present”; (3) “The kingdom of heaven is like …”. Booking required by Sep. 5.

18-20:
  • Kettering Study Weekend | Venue: Isebrook School | Ages: 18+

    Speaker: Bro. Phil Lawrence (Nottingham, Jarvis Avenue).

  • Parkstone Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 13+

    Speaker: Bro. Joe Miles (Maidenhead); theme: “Meeting Jesus”.

19:
  • Aberdeen / Dundee Joint Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: Millennium Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Walker (Doncaster); theme: “The place made for the Lord to dwell in”: (1) Abraham called the place Jehovah Jireh”; (2) “The holy city, new Jerusalem”.

  • Bath Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: Marksbury Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jeremy Brown (Mumbles); theme: “As it was in the days of Noah”.

  • Broadstone Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: Corfe Mullen Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Simpson (Worcester); theme: “Looking at Hebrews”.

  • Caerphilly Study Evening | 5pm | Venue: Caerphilly Guide Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Geoff Cave (Clowne); subject: “Themes in Isaiah”: (1) “Christ in Isaiah”; (2) “Zion in Isaiah”.

  • Dunstable / St. Albans Joint Fraternal Gathering | 2.30pm | Venue: Dunstable ecclesial hall

    Speakers: Brethren James Walker and Devon Walker (Milnsbridge); theme: “As it was in the days of Noah”: (1) “As it was in the days of Noah”; (2) “So shall it be in the days of the Son of Man”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Sam Tomkins (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “The Levites and the saints”: (1) “Who is on the Lord’s side?”; (2) “They shall be mine”.

  • Maidenhead Praise Day | Venue: St. Piran’s School
  • Military Service Committee National Awareness Day | Venue: Warwick Conference Centre
  • Wombourne Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Alistair Firth (Cannock); theme: “Behold the bridegroom comes”.

19-20:
19-27:
25-27:
  • Dronfield Weekend Campaign | Venue: The Peel Centre

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

26:
  • Birmingham (Acocks Green) Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “All things are lawful” (based on the teachings of Paul).

  • Bracknell Study Evening | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Sheppard (Wolverhampton); theme: “Steps on the journey”: (1) “A tree in Jericho”; (2) “A colt in Bethany”.

  • Chichester Fraternal Gathering | 3.30pm | Venue: Birdham Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich); theme: “Let brotherly love continue”: (1) “Be content with the things you have”; (2) “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever”.

  • Exeter Family Praise Day | 11am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speakers: Brethren Phil & Matt Mundey (Bournemouth, Winton).

  • Hereford Fellowship Day | 10am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Simpson (Worcester); theme: “Learning from Paul”.

  • Joint Leeds Ecclesias’ Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: Leeds (West) ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mike Riley (Bournemouth, Winton); theme: “Moses’ mission”: (1) “The coming of the deliverer”; (2) “Show me thy glory”.

  • Manchester (Old Trafford) Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Maurice Green (London, Barnet).

  • Morpeth Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: St. James’ Community Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “Hard sayings from the Master”: (1) “Take heed and beware of covetousness (Luke 12:15)”; (2) “I am come to send fire on the earth (Luke 12:49)”.

  • Northampton Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: Rothersthorpe Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. John Benson (Stevenage); theme: “Jesus the guest”: (1) “In the homes of Pharisees”; (2) “In the homes of his friends”.

  • Sedgley Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: Community Centre

    Theme: “At that time shall Michael stand up”: (1) “A time of trouble (Daniel 12:1)” – Bro. Clive Walton (Kinver); (2) “They that be wise (Daniel 12:3)” – Bro. Steve Davis (Malvern).

  • Shrewsbury Study and Serve Day | 10am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jeff Sewell (Coventry, East); theme: “Samson – a man of faith”.

  • South-West Wales Prophecy Day | 10am | Venue: Princess Royal Theatre

    Speakers: Brethren John Evans (Swansea), Don Pearce (Rugby) and Nick White (Pershore); theme: “Ancient times – types of future events”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Jonathan Cope (Coventry, West); theme: “The city of Jerusalem in the days of David”: (1) “David took the stronghold of Zion”; (2) “The threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite”.

  • Yeovil Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: Chilthorne Domer Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Wayne Manship (Newport); theme: “David and Bathsheba”: (1) “What he did”; (2) “How God responded”.

26-Oct. 2:
  • Busselton Bible School

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Michael Edgecombe (Mount Barker, SA) – “Colossians: since you have been raised with Christ”; and Bro. Mark Dennes (Sydney, NSW) – “Sensing God: experiencing God with all of our senses in every part of our lives”.

26-Oct. 4:
  • Rathmines Spring Bible School | Venue: Rathmines Bible Camp

    Theme: “Rejoicing in the Lord” – Fifty years at Rathmines. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Michael Wolstencroft (Punchbowl, NSW, Australia) – “The shadow revealed”; Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road, UK) – “Prepare to meet thy God (Amos)”; Bro. Ron Hicks (Washington, DC, USA) – “From Gethsemane to Golgotha”. Speakers for Teenagers: Bro. Michael Wolstencroft and Bible Marking Revelation chapter 4 – Bro. Andrew Dangerfield Coordinator. For further information or bookings, visit the website.

October

2-4:
  • Dunstable Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 17+ | Cost: £20

    Speaker: Bro. Luke Whitehouse (Shirley). For further information and booking forms, visit the website.

  • Sutton Coldfield Youth Weekend
3:
  • Birmingham (Kings Norton) Autumn Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Jenner (Cardiff, Museum Place); theme: “The prophecy of Joel”.

  • Christadelphian Care Homes Delegates Meeting | 11.30am | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall
  • Christadelphian Support Network Praise and Fellowship Day | 10.30am | Venue: Arden Academy

    Theme: “Faith and doubt”; introduced by: Bro. Anthony Whitehorn (Maidenhead). Booking required. Full details and booking arrangements can be found on our website.

  • Horley Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Oakwood School
  • Manchester (Sale) Science Day | 2.30pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speakers: Brethren John, Michael and James Thorpe.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Walker (Doncaster); theme: “The coming of the King”. A crèche will be available for children.

7-10:
  • Isle of Wight Autumn Study

    Speaker: Bro. Don Graham (London, East Ham); theme: “Jesus, the prime meridian”.

10:
  • The Big Conversation | 8.30am | Venue: Dudley College
  • Birmingham (Bournville) Fraternal Study Evening | 5pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jim Stansbie (Kings Bromley); theme: “The word”: (1) “In the beginning”; (2) “Sharper than any two-edged sword”.

  • Lichfield Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: Thomas Spencer Hall

    Speakers: Brethren Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green) and Luke Whitehouse (Shirley); theme: “The ecclesia in the wilderness”.

  • Rugby Young People’s Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 16+ | Cost: £10

    Speaker: Bro. Justin Robinson (Cannock); theme: “God’s purpose”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Walker (Doncaster); theme: “God is our refuge and our help”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Bruce Waite (Nashua [Southern New Hampshire], NH).

  • Vancouver (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

  • Washington (DC) Bible Study Weekend | from 1pm on Saturday | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green, UK); theme: “Jesus, a high priest after the order of Melchizedek”.

12-13:
  • Brantford (ON, Canada) Thanksgiving Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Ken Styles (Detroit, Royal Oak, MI, USA).

16-18:
17:
  • Glenfield Study Evening | Venue: Glenfield Primary School
  • Milnsbridge Family Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jeremy Brown (Mumbles); theme: “Faith in Hebrews”. There will be a crèche and Bible activity classes for those under 14.

  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Village Hall, Napton
  • Joint Newcastle / Stafford Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: Newcastle ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “Roles in the kingdom of God”: (1) “The role of Israel”; (2) “The role of the saints”.

  • Nottingham (Forest Road) Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Nichols (Nottingham, Jarvis Avenue); theme: “I must work the works of him that sent me”: (1) “A man born blind”; (2) “The Shepherd and his sheep”.

  • Preston Fraternal Gathering | 2pm | Venue: Samlesbury Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Fenner (Ormskirk); theme: “Twenty-first century proverbs”: (1) “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom”; (2) “Where there is no vision”. Classes are provided for children up to school year 7.

23-25:
  • Scarborough Study Weekend

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

24:
  • Nottingham (Jarvis Avenue) Autumn Study Afternoon | 4.30pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “The Gospel of Luke”: (1) “The Gospel of prayer”; (2) “The Gospel of the priest”.

  • Joint South-East Ecclesias’ Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: East Malling Village Hall

    Theme: “The certainty of the resurrection”: (1) “Seeing is believing” – Bro. Richard Tipton (Bexhill-on-Sea); (2) “Feed my sheep” – Bro. Robert Bache (Leamington Spa).

  • UK Christadelphian Choir Rehearsal | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall | Cost: £15
30-Nov. 1:
  • Newbury Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 18+

    Speaker: Bro. Bill Higgins; theme: “Our relationship with God”.

31:
  • Birmingham (Woodgate) Study Fraternal | Venue: The Scout Centre
  • Northern Prophecy Day | 1.30pm | Venue: Castleford ecclesial hall

    Theme: “The visible finger of God – Islam in prophecy”: (1) “The woe trumpets – Islam in the purpose of God”; (2) “The drying up of the River Euphrates and the decline of Islam”; (3) “The Arabs during Armageddon and the kingdom age” – Bro. Jonathan Bowen (Brantford, ON, Canada); (4) “Milestones update” – Bro. Don Pearce (Rugby).

  • Weston-super-Mare Study Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall

November

7:
  • CBM Europe Open Day | 1.30pm | Venue: Coventry (Grosvenor Road) ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Peter Brown; theme: “Sanctification and the promised inheritance”.

  • Rugby Family Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Johnson (Lye); theme: “Faithful families”. There will be separate groups and a crèche to cater for children of all ages.

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”.

13-15:
  • Kettering Youth Weekend | Venue: Isebrook School | Ages: 14+

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green); theme: “The coming kingdom of God”. To book online visit our website.

14:
20-22:
  • Washington (DC, USA) Family Bible Study Weekend | Venue: Camp Hashawha

    Speaker: Bro. Ryan King (Richmond-Petersburg, VA); theme: “Jeremiah and his friends”.

28:

December

Christadelphian Office Book Sale and Open Day

5:
  • Christadelphian Office Book Sale and Open Day | 9am-4pm | Venue: The Christadelphian Office

    As usual a wide range of discounts will be available on all our stock, and online for those who cannot visit. Refreshments will be served throughout. Please join us to see the showrooms, memorabilia display and libraries, and to enjoy fellowship with others. There will be Bible Story Times at 10.30am and 2.30pm for children aged between 3 and 7 (though younger and older children are welcome to join in!).

24-27:
27-30:
  • Eastern Winter Study | Venue: Letton Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Peter Forbes (Glenfield); theme: “Lessons for life from the time of the Judges”. Booking forms from your ecclesial notice board or on the website.

25-Jan. 2, 2016:
  • New Zealand Family Bible School | Venue: Blue Skies Centre

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road, UK) – “From upper room to resurrection”; Bro. Nathan Lewis (Christchurch North, NZ) – “Esther: queen of destiny”. For more details or to register see the website.

26-Jan. 1, 2016:
  • Winter Bible School, Midland (ON, Canada) | Venue: Best Western Highland Inn & Conference Centre

    Speakers: Bro. Mark O’Grady (Tawa, New Zealand); Bro. Everett Muniz (Paris Avenue, OH, USA); Bro. Paul Billington (Brantford, ON) – adults; Bro. Jesse Adair (Hamilton, Book Road, ON) – young people. Registration information and other details are available from the website.

28-Jan. 2, 2016:
  • Esslingen Winter Bible School

    Speakers: Bro. Daffyd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place, UK) and Bro. Chris Sales (Shelburne, ON, Canada). More information on the website.

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:

February 2016

6:

March 2016

12:

April 2016

23:

May 2016

7:
14:
29-Jun. 3, 2016:
  • Family Bible School | Venue: Hayes Conference Centre

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Stephen Palmer (Mumbles) – “If ye then be risen with Christ – a study of Colossians”; Bro. Kevin Hole (Lye) – “Joshua – conquering the promised land”; and Bro. Jonathan Bowen (Brantford, ON, Canada) – “The dawn of the sun of righteousness”. Further information can also be obtained, and bookings made, via the website.

June 2016

18:

August 2016

1-6:
  • Harper Adams Bible School | Venue: Harper Adams University

    Theme: “Of one mind”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Stephen Palmer (Mumbles) – “One new man (Ephesians)”; Bro. Mark Vincent (Stirling) – “For better, for worse (marriage)”; Bro. Christian Russell (Verdugo Hills, CA, USA) – “The journey of the man of God”. Further details and booking forms will be available from Sunday Oct. 18 from the website.

September 2016

3:

October 2016

15:

November 2016

26:
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