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What's happening at ecclesias around the world?

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).

December

18 (Thursday):
20-26:
  • Ontario Winter Bible School | Venue: Best Western Highland Inn & Conference Centre, Midland (ON)

    Bro. Brian Luke (Brighton, S. Australia) – “The friends of Jeremiah” (and for young people, “The seven angels and the seven trumpets)”; Bro. John Owen (Mumbles, South Wales, UK) –“Israel, my witnesses; Bro. Bryan Styles (Livonia, MI): “The enigma of Ecclesiastes – who knoweth what is good for man?” Further information on the website.

20-28:
  • Rathmines Summer Bible School | Venue: Rathmines Bible Camp

    Bro. Jim Cowie – “The transfiguration of Christ”; Bro. Tim Galbraith – “Reflections of Christ in Old Testament faces”; Bro. Ron Houben – “Seven sayings from the cross”. For further information visit the website.

21 (Sunday):
24-27:
25-28:
  • Sri Lankan Bible School | Venue: Sarvodaya Training Centre

    Bro. Daniel Jolly; theme: “Life of Mary – Behold the handmaid of the Lord”. Booking required.

26-29:
  • Eastern Winter Study | Venue: Letton Hall

    Bro. Eric Marshall (King’s Lynn); theme: “Jesus’ teaching about life”.

28-Jan. 3, 2015:
  • New Zealand Bible School

    Bro. Mark Vincent (Stirling, UK): “Exploring the Psalms” and “A tale told twice – the life of Joseph”; Bro. Anthony Oosthuizen (Durban, South Africa): “This is my beloved Son”. Registration required online.

29-Jan. 3, 2015:
  • Esslingen Winter Bible School | Venue: Jugendherberge Breisach

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Philip Lawrence – “Would you get out of the boat? – A look at how Jesus interacted with Peter” and Bro. Philip Mallinder – “Fearfully and wonderfully made – exhortations from Psalm 139”. For further information and booking forms visit the website.

January 2015

1 (Thursday):
  • Coventry (West) Family Study Day | 12.15pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Paul Round (Kinver); theme: “The Prophecy of Haggai”. Booking required.

10:
  • Birmingham (Bournville) Fraternal Study Evening | 5pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Stephen Hale (Bournville); theme: “The sons of Noah in the Acts of the Apostles”.

  • Knowle and Dorridge Fraternal Gathering | 3pm | Venue: Fentham Hall, Hampton-in-Arden

    Bro. David Smith (Wardley); theme: “My darling”: (1) “Deliverance”; (2) “Declaration”. Evening Session at 6: “The great house of stones – work in Zimbabwe”.

16-18:
17:
  • Birmingham (Hall Green) Fraternal Gathering | 5pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale); theme: “The Ark and us – a journey to Zion”: (1) “Principles of worship”; (2) “Showing forth the glory of God”.

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

    Bro. Trevor Hanson (Birmingham, South); theme: “Background to the Ecclesia at Colosse”: (1) “An ecclesia in turmoil”; (2) “Set your mind on things above”.

  • Malvern Fraternal Gathering | 4.30pm | Venue: Hanley Swan Village Hall

    Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “Bringing the ark to Zion”: (1) “How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?”; (2) “Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength”.

  • Petersfield Fraternal Gathering | 4pm | Venue: The Pavilion

    Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley); theme: “Isaac, the overlooked patriarch”: (1) “The son of promise”; (2) “The faithful father”.

23-25:
24:
30-Feb. 1:
31:
  • CSN Fellowship & Praise Afternoon | 2pm | Venue: Leicester (Westleigh) ecclesial hall

    Further information is available on the website.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Clive Walton (Kinver); theme: “Life in the Millennium”: (1) “Divine worship in the age to come”; (2) “Yahweh Shammah – its place and purpose”.

  • London (Thornton Heath) Fraternal Gathering | 6pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Walker (Doncaster); theme: “Why God chose Jerusalem”: (1) “Abraham called the place Jehovah-Jireh”; (2) “The Ark came to the city of David”.

February 2015

7:
14:
20-22:
21:
22-27:
28:
  • Rugby Prophecy Day | 10am | Venue: Benn Hall

    Theme: “I say unto all – Watch!”: (1) “O ye dry bones, hear the word of Yahweh” – Bro. David Billington (Brantford, Canada); (2) “The Beast that makes war with the Lamb” – Bro. Mike Jenner (Rugby); (3) “Milestones update” – Bro. Don Pearce (Rugby).

March 2015

6-8:
7:
  • Milnsbridge Fraternal Gathering | 3.30pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. John Roberts (Scarborough); theme: “Psalms for today”: (1) “Our God is in the heavens”; (2) “I will pay my vows”.

  • Nottingham (Forest Road) Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+ | Cost: £10

    Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “Gideon”.

  • Solihull Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Shirley).

13-15:
14:
14-15:
  • Victoria (BC) Spring Study Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Jim Harper (Meriden, CT); theme: “Things eternal: a look at some wonderful New Testament words and phrases”.

21:
  • Birmingham Day of Study | 10.25am | Venue: Hatton Village Hall

    Speakers: Brethren Simon Griffiths (Coventry, West), Geoff Jacks (West Bromwich), Dennis Redshaw (West Bromwich), Mark Evans (Napton-on-the-Hill), and Roy Highfield (West Bromwich); theme: “The Apocalypse in the Psalms” (five addresses).

  • Dunstable Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Cost: £10 | Ages: 13+

    Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “The kingdom of God in Acts”.

  • Meal-a-Day Publicity Meeting | Venue: Llanelli ecclesial hall
27-29:
  • Rugby Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 11+ | Cost: £12

    Speaker: Bro. Sam Tomkins (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “Preparing for the kingdom with David”.

28:

April 2015

2-5:
  • Pacific Northwest Annual CYC Conference (Victoria, BC, Canada) | Venue: Camp Pringle

    Bro. Ryan Mutter (Baltimore, MD); theme: “As it was in the days of Noah”.

3-6:
  • Paris (France) Easter Weekend
4:
  • New Westminster (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road, UK); theme: “Jesus – teacher and healer”.

6 (Easter Monday):
11:
11-19:
17-19:
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”.

25-26:

May 2015

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.

4 (Bank Holiday Monday):
  • Northern Gathering Family Day
9:
16:
24-29:
  • Coffs Harbour (NSW, Australia) Bible School | Venue: Opel Coast Resort

    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

    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.

June 2015

13:
  • Birmingham Family Study Day | Venue: Moseley School

    Brethren Andrew Walker (Doncaster) and James Walker (Milnsbridge).

20:
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 2015

4:
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.

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.

August 2015

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.

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.

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

    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”.

September 2015

5:
12:
19:
26:
  • Shrewsbury Study and Serve Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Bro. Jeff Sewell (Coventry, East).

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

October 2015

3:
10-11:
17:
31:

November 2015

28:
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