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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!

This section has been updated, along with the redesigned magazine listing, to make it easier to find forthcoming events.

  • Any new events added since last month are highlighted.
  • Events shown in italics may be of particular interest for young people.
  • Whereas limited but essential information can be found in the magazine for events occurring in the next few months, full details for all events are shown below.
  • Where no venue has been notified, it is assumed the event takes place at the ecclesia’s usual meeting place.

July

2:
  • Bethesda Open Day | 2.30 pm | Venue: Bethesda

    There will be stalls for the sale of cakes, preserves and plants. Ice cream and cream teas will also be available during the afternoon. All proceeds will be used for the benefit of the residents.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Steve Weston (Bath); theme: “Themes in Matthew’s Gospel”: (1) “That it might be fulfilled’; (2) “The kingdom of heaven”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Arne Roberts (Dunstable); theme: “Lessons from the son of exhortation”.

  • Newquay Open Day | 10 am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    This will be followed by a series of seven Bible Time presentations on Sunday mornings.

  • Solihull “Family Fun around the Bible” Day | Venue: ecclesial hall
2-10:
  • Mid-Atlantic Bible School, Shippensburg (PA, USA) | Venue: Shippensburg University

    Theme: “Commit thy works unto the LORD (Proverbs 16:3)”. The Youth programme theme is: “Creation: spiritual applications”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Ron Kidd (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada) – “A journey of life in a wilderness of death” (adults) and “Building for the future (Prophecy of Haggai)” (teens); Bro. Dafydd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place, UK) – “Prophets and kings” (adults) and “Getting to know my Lord” (teens); Bro. Roger Lewis (Christchurch North, New Zealand) – “Gabriel – Messiah’s evening angel” (adults) and “The spiritual habits of the saints of God” (teens). Further information on the website.

3 (Sunday):
9:
  • Birmingham (Acocks Green) Musical Evening | 5.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Eden House Open Day | 1 pm | Venue: Eden House

    Join the residents and staff for our annual Open Day. There will be a BBQ, an array of stalls, children’s activities as well as afternoon tea. All monies raised will go to the Eden House Welfare Fund minibus replacement appeal.

  • Halifax (Balmoral Place) “Preaching using social media” Day | 10 am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Fenner (Ormskirk).

  • Olivet Garden Party and Open Day | 2.30 pm | Venue: Olivet

    There will be a barbecue, teas, cakes, hats for sale, a table top sale and a fun bus and games for the children.

  • Preston Study Afternoon | 3 pm | Venue: Samlesbury Memorial Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe); theme: “My Lord delayeth his coming”: (1) “Principles of delay”; (2) “Practical implications”. Classes are provided for children up to school year 7.

9-16:
  • Manitoulin Family Bible Camp (ON, Canada)

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch, UK) – “In the days of Jeremiah” (adults) and “Acts: witness, wonders and the word” (teens); Bro. David Billington (Brantford, ON) – “Can these bones live?: Prophecy fulfilling in Israel with the Jewish people today” (adults and teens). Further information on the website.

  • New Zealand Winter Family Bible School, Napier (NZ) | Venue: Napier Girls’ High School

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. James Jolly (Tea Tree Gully, S. Australia) – “James – the faith that works”; Bro. Brendon Clark (Tawa, New Zealand) – “Peter – fisher of men”. Further information on the website.

10-16:
  • Southwest Bible School, Kerrville (TX, USA) | Venue: Schreiner University

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Roger Lewis (Christchurch North, New Zealand) – “The four faces of Christ in the Gospel” (adults) and “The spiritual habits of the saints of God” (teens); Bro. Wilfred Alleyne (Birmingham, Handsworth, UK) – “The book of beginnings” (adults and teens); Bro. David Jennings (Pomona, CA) – “For who hath despised the day of small things?” (adults and teens). Further information on the website.

  • Midwest Bible School, Angola (IN, USA) | Venue: Trine University

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Jesse Adair (Canada) – “Judas Iscariot”; Bro. Matt Norton (Australia) – “The tabernacle in the wilderness”; Bro. Tim Morgan (UK) – “Arise and build”. Further information on the website.

15-17:
  • Aylesbury Camping Youth Weekend | Venue: The Quarries Campsite | Ages: 14-21 | Cost: £18

    Speaker: Bro. Jeremy Pearce (Dunstable); theme: “Discipleship in the twenty-first century”.

16:
  • Cheshire Christadelphian Choir Choral Evening | 6.30 pm | Venue: Manchester (Sale) ecclesial hall
  • Kings Bromley Fraternal Gathering | 5 pm | Venue: Kings Bromley Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. John Thompson (Earlswood); theme: “The twentieth century through the eyes of the prophets”.

  • Leamington Spa Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: Arnold Lodge School

    Speaker: Bro. Sam Tomkins (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “Ezra”.

16-23:
  • British Columbia (Canada) Youth Conference | Venue: Camp Dunlop | Ages 17+ or baptized

    Speaker: Bro. Ian Macfarlane (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada); theme: “Paul’s Letters to Timothy”. Workbook completion required. Further information on the website.

23:
23-25:
  • Porthleven Youth Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “The book of Proverbs – lessons for today”.

23-30:
  • Eastern Bible School, Rindge (NH, USA) | Venue: Franklin Pierce University

    Theme: “Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Dennis Bevans (Baltimore, MD) – “Jonah and Nahum: Christ’s first and second advent” (adults) and “Philippians: Christ our everything” (teens); Bro. Allen Laben (Baltimore, MD) – “Peter: a living hope” (adults and teens); Bro. Jim Styles (Simi Hills, CA) – “Family life lessons from Genesis” (adults) and “Ecclesiastes: lasting happiness can only be found with God” (teens).

24-29:
  • Gold Coast Bible School (Qld., Australia) | Venue: Quality Hotel

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Anthony Oosthuizen (Durban, South Africa) – “This is my beloved Son”; Bro. Max Bourne (Hurstville, NSW) – “From faith to faith: the story of Acts”.

29-August 5:
  • Netherlands Fellowship / Campaign Week

    The weekend will follow a Study and Serve pattern, and the following week will be mostly billing activities, together with fellowship with our Dutch brothers and sisters. Accommodation is in modern group accommodation with mostly en suite rooms. Families welcome; Dutch language skills are not required!

30:
  • Southport Study Afternoon | 3.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Hale (Earlswood); theme: “The preservation of the Truth …”: (1) “… in the first century”; (2) “… in the twenty-first century”.

30-August 6:
  • Birmingham (Handsworth) Camp | Venue: Barmouth, Wales
  • Llan Camp | Venue: Llangwnnadl | Ages year 7+

    Further information on the website.

August

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) – “Exploring the Psalms”; Bro. Christian Russell (Verdugo Hills, CA, USA) – “The journey of the man of God”. Further information on the website.

6-9:
  • Singapore National Weekend Special Effort

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Hill (Aberfoyle Park, SA); theme “What it means to be a Christadelphian”.

6-13:
  • East Anglian Youth Group Camp | Venue: Bradfield Combust

    Speaker: Bro. Ron Walding (Spalding); theme: “Jesus’ Parables – a challenge for us today”. Further information on the website.

  • Southport Bible Exhibition / Campaign | Venue: ecclesial hall
13-20:
  • Malvern CYC Camp | Venue: near Barmouth, Wales | Ages: 11-18 who regularly attend a CYC or Sunday School | Cost: £105

    Theme: “The Man from Nazareth” and there will be different study groups split according to age. In addition, we have lots of fun activities planned through the week. Booking essential. Further information on the website.

  • Manitoulin (ON, Canada) Youth Conference

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green, UK); theme: “Psalms of the Sons of Korah”. Further information on the website.

15-20:
  • Brecon Bible School | Venue: Christ College, Brecon

    Theme: “Teach me Thy way, O Lord”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe) – “The faithful remnant”; Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay) – “Peter: servant and apostle of Jesus Christ”; and Bro. Tim Bateman (Newport) – “Five women”. Further information on the website.

20-26:
  • Winfield Bible School

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road, UK) – “We have found the Messiah”; Bro. Richard Morgan (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada) – “Malachi”; and Bro. Joseph Palmer (San Diego, CA, USA) – “Philippians”.

22-27:
  • Christadelphian Conference | Venue: Lane End Conference Centre

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch) – “To the cross, and beyond”; Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall) – “The LORD whose name is jealous”; Bro. Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich) – “Peter and Jude speak out”.

27-28:
  • Victoria (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road, UK).

29 (Bank Holiday Monday):

September

2-4:
  • Reading Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 13+ | Cost: weekend, £12; Saturday only, £8

    Speaker: Bro. Martyn East (Nottingham, South); theme: “Forty days with the risen Lord”.

  • Solihull Study & Serve Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall
3:
  • Glasgow (Central) Fraternal Gathering | 3.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial 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”.

  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Napton Village Hall
  • Southport Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
3-10:
  • Brittany Study and Fellowship Week | Cost: approx. £220

    Speaker: Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay); theme: “Paul; a man with a mission”.

9-11:
  • Nottingham (South) Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green).

10:
  • Coventry (East) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green).

  • Dudley (Firs Street) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Hereford Fellowship Day | 10 am | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andy Walton (Tewkesbury); theme: “The Bible – is time to change your mind”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Gordon Dawes (Ware).

  • Torquay Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
17:
  • CCH Annual Delegates Meeting | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall
  • Dunstable Study and Fellowship Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Walker (Watford).

  • Stafford / Newcastle (Staffs) joint Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Stafford ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton).

17-18:
  • Bedford (NS, Canada) Study Weekend | Venue: North Woodside Community Centre

    Speaker: Bro. Dev Ramcharan (Toronto, Church Street, ON); theme: “‘I will arise and shake myself!’ – a life of Samson”.

23-25:
  • Parkstone Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 13+

    Speaker: Bro. Andy Bassford; theme: “What’s Church?” Further information on the website.

24:
  • South-West Wales Prophecy Day | 10 am | Venue: Princess Royal Theatre

    Theme: “Daniel chapter 11 and the time of the end”: (1) “The King of the South and Egypt” – Bro. Matt Davies (Nottingham, Forest Road); (2) “The King of the North and Turkey” – Bro. Mike Jenner (Rugby); (3) “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power” – Bro. Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale).

  • Yeovil Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: Chilthorne Domer Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Burgess (Leamington Spa); theme: “Living by faith”: (1) “Saved by grace through faith”; (2) “Created in Christ Jesus unto good works”.

24-30:
  • West Coast Bible School, Bussleton (Western Australia)

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Jon Fry (Canterbury, Vic.) – “Samson” and Bro. Neil Creighton (Sydney, Castle Hill, NSW) – “Kingdom discourses: studies in the Gospel of Matthew”.

30-October 2:
  • Sutton Coldfield Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: year 9+

    Speaker: Bro. Andy Oram (Birmingham, Hall Green).

October

1-9:
  • Rathmines Spring Bible School (NSW, Australia) | Venue: Rathmines Centre

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Tim Galbraith – “Ecclesiastes – what’s the purpose of being alive?”; Bro. Mark O’Grady – “Isaac – man of faith, children of promise”; Bro. Steve Mansfield – “Aaron the High Priest – outstanding example of dedication”. Further information on the website.

7-9:
  • Hull and Beverley Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “Paul’s message for the last days”.

8:
8-9:
  • Vancouver (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Marc Hunter (Saanich Peninsula); theme: “Thinking twice and the Sermon on the Mount”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Benjamin Link.

15:
21-23:
  • Scarborough Study Weekend | Cost: £128

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew E. Walker (Doncaster); theme: “A man after God’s own heart”.

22:
  • Birmingham (South) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • South-East joint Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: East Malling Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Simpson (Worcester); theme: “We have an altar (a look at the Epistle to the Hebrews)”.

  • UK Christadelphian Choir day | 10 am | Venue: Coventry (Grosvenor Road) ecclesial hall

    At our Praise Evening, from 7 pm, there’s a chance to hear and learn songs from the new orange Worship Book, together with with hymns and readings. Further information on the website.

29:

November

5:
12:
18-20:
  • Washington DC Family Bible Study Weekend | Venue: Camp Hashawha

    Speaker: Bro. Dennis Bevans (Baltimore, MD).

19:
26:
  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Napton Village Hall
  • Weston-super-Mare Study Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Wombourne Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Cost: £12 | Activity: rollerskating / Jewish dancing

    Speakers: Brethren Luke Foley (Coventry, West) and John Beall (Wombourne); theme: “In the kingdom …” Further information on the website.

27-28:
  • Victoria (BC, Canada) Fall Study Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Carr (Toronto, West, ON); theme: “My strength made perfect in weakness (Samson)”.

December

2-4:
  • Pioneer Centre Bible School Weekend | Venue: Pioneer Centre

    Theme: “Great examples of women of faith”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Richard Mellowes (Caerphilly) – “Ruth” and “Abigail”; Bro. William Taylor (Cannock) – “Sarah” and “Hannah”; and Bro. Clive Walton (Kinver) – “Rahab” and “Anna”. The children and young people will have separate study classes, divided into ages 0-6, 7-10 and 11-16. Further information on the website.

Christadelphian Office Book Sale and Open Day

3:
  • Book Sale and Open Day | 9 am | Venue: Christadelphian Office

    Discounts will be available on much of our stock, both in store and online. Refreshments will be served throughout the day, and there will be an opportunity to see the libraries and the Office’s extensive archives. A warm welcome awaits.

  • Coventry (East) Study Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Hole (Birmingham, Hall Green).

24-27:
  • Northern Winter Study | Venue: Castleton Youth Hostel

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Allfree (Nottingham, Forest Road); theme: “The resurrection of the Lord Jesus” (four talks). In addition there will be a few other studies including a breaking of bread. Regular pursuits such as evening hymn singing at a cavern entrance, walks, rambles and other activities for old and young alike will be included and a full children’s programme. Bookings will be accepted from May 1.

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

    Speaker: Bro. David Burges (Leamington Spa); theme: “Looking unto Jesus”: a study of the Lord in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Further information on the website.

24-Jan. 1, 2017:

February 2017

25:

March 2017

11:
  • Cambridge Spring Family Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Pennington.

April 2017

1:
21-23:
  • Cambridge Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Wayne Manship (Newport).

May 2017

7-12:
  • Coffs Harbour Bible School

    The theme for the week is “On track with the pioneers”. Speakers and subjects – Bro. Bernard Burt (Coventry, West, UK) – “Leading the way to Zion – Ezra and Nehemiah”; and Bro. Carl Parry (Salisbury, S. Australia) – “Forging frontiers for Christ – Peter and John”. Further information on the website.

June 2017

10:
  • Cambridge Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe).

November 2017

11:
  • Cambridge Autumn Family Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

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