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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.

May

7:
  • Birmingham (Acocks Green) Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+ | Cost: £7.50

    Speakers: Brethren Stephen Whitehouse (Hall Green) and Kitson Reid (Acocks Green); theme: “Exciting prophecies about the Lord Jesus Christ”.

  • Glenfield Fraternal Gathering | 5 pm | Venue: Park House

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Allfree (Nottingham, Forest Road); theme: “Haggai – consider your ways”: (1) “I am with you, saith the LORD”; (2) “I will shake the heavens and the earth”.

  • Halesowen Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Romsley Scout Hut

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “The word of his grace”: (1) “Which builds up”; (2) “Which gives an inheritance”.

  • High Wycombe Spring Study Evening | 5 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Wayne Marshall (Cannock); theme: “The consolations of Jeremiah” (two talks).

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

    The general theme is “The Parables of the Master”; Speaker: Bro. Clive Williams (Kinver); theme: “Ten virgins, eight talents and ten pounds”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Andy Hale (Manchester, Sale); theme: “Solomon: a reign of golden echoes”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall).

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

    Speaker: Bro. Wayne Manship (Newport); theme: “Paul”: (1) “Preacher”; (2) “Teacher”.

  • Solihull “Family Fun around the Bible” | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Watford Fraternal Gathering | 5 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mike Jenner (Rugby); theme: “James – fulfil the royal law”.

7-8:
  • Meriden (CT, USA) Spring Study Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jonathan Bowen (Brantford, ON, Canada).

13-15:
  • Derby (Bass Street) Fellowship Weekend
14:
  • Aylesbury Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: Aston Clinton Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “Living by faith”.

  • Bradford Special Talk | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Karl Swan (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “Lessons in creation – featuring the Bumblebee”. Of interest for all ages.

  • Dereham Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Honingham Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall); theme: “Do this in remembrance of me”: (1) “The bread is my body”; (2) “This cup is the new covenant in my blood”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “Learning from the Master”: (1) “I am the Good Shepherd”; (2) “I and my Father are one”.

  • Leicester (Glenhills) Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “Peter – making our calling and election sure”: (1) “I will not be negligent”; (2) “That you may be mindful”.

  • Lichfield Study Afternoon | 4.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Paul Tovell (Burton-on-Trent); theme: “Joshua and the promise driven life”: (1) “The Lord will do wonders among you”; (2) “Not one word has failed”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Palmer (Mumbles); theme: “Born again by the word of God”.

  • Sutton Coldfield Family Fraternal | 1.30 pm | Venue: Elford Village Hall

    We are celebrating seventy-five years as an ecclesia and forty years in our hall so we would like to invite all – particularly former members – to come and join us. Speaker: Bro. Mick Roberts (Ashby-de-la-Zouch); theme: “The challenge of change”. There will be Bible activities for the under 10s.

20-22:
  • Sussex (NB, Canada) Spring Youth Camp | Venue: Snider Mountain Ranch

    Speaker: Bro. Chris Sales (Shelburne, ON).

21:
  • Coventry (West) Inspiration Day | 2 pm | Venue: Coventry (Grosvenor Road) ecclesial hall

    Speakers: Brethren Nigel Bernard (Pembroke Dock) and Philip Weatherall (Daventry).

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

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green); theme: “Job: finding God’s comfort”: (1) “I know my redeemer liveth”; (2) “The LORD out of the whirlwind”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “Peter – making his calling and election sure”: (1) “I will not be negligent – 2 Peter 1:12”; (2) “That ye may be mindful – 2 Peter 3:2”.

  • Spalding Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: Weston Village Hall

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

  • St. Albans / Watford joint CBM Presentation | 3 pm | Venue: St. Albans ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Marc Bilton (Dunstable); theme: “The work of the CBM Welfare”. A collection for the CBM Welfare Fund will be taken.

21-22:
  • Prince George (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: to be advised

    Speaker: Bro. David Jennings (Pomona, CA, USA); theme: “The temple of Zerubbabel”.

22-24:
  • CSN South-West Fellowship Weekend | Venue: Abbey House

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Alleyne (Birmingham, Handsworth); theme: “In the wilderness: finding strength in time of testing”.

25 (Wednesday):
  • Horley Study Evening | 6.45 pm | Venue: Oakwood School

    Speaker: Mr. David Rohl; theme: “Exodus – myth or history?” (two talks).

27-30:
28:
  • Barrow-in-Furness Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Maudsley (Scarborough); theme: “The LORD will shew who are his”: (1) “Korah the son of Izhar”; (2) “Phinehas the son of Eleazar”. A collection will be taken on behalf of the CBM.

  • Christadelphian Choir Rehearsal | 10 am | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall | Cost: £7

    Free Praise Evening for all at 7 pm. Theme: “Even so, come”.

29-Jun. 3:
  • Family Bible School, Swanwick | 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 on the website.

30 (Bank Holiday Monday):
  • Cornish Ecclesias’ joint Fraternal Gathering | 5 pm | Venue: Ladock Community Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Nightingale (Worcester); theme: “God has spoken”.

June

4:
  • Kettering Study Afternoon | 3 pm | Venue: Isebrook SEN College

    Speaker: Bro. Nathan Smith (Wardley); theme: “The mind of the Master”: (1) “Parables”; (2) “Miracles”. Crèche facilities for young children.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Les Bailey (Crewe); theme: “The tabernacle in the wilderness”: (1) “Let them make me a sanctuary”; (2) “… that I may dwell among them”.

  • SE CALS Family Gathering, British Museum Visit and London Bible Trail | From 10.30 am | Venue: Lion Sculpture, British Museum and Coram’s Fields Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “Proclaiming salvation (based on the early chapters of Acts)”: (1) “In Jerusalem”; (2) “Throughout the world”. Children’s activities are organised.

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

    Speaker: Bro. James Walker (Milnsbridge); theme: “In the Holiest of All (Hebrews 9)”: (1) “The golden pot that had manna”; (2) “Aaron’s rod that budded”.

  • Weston-super-Mare Study Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall
10-12:
  • Milnsbridge Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 13+ | Cost: £15

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Storey (Birmingham, Hall Green); theme: “How to improve your image (what does the Bible say about dress and appearance?)”.

11:
  • Birmingham Family Study Day | 9.30 am | Venue: Moseley School

    Speakers: Brethren Richard and Nicholas White; theme: “Ephesians – lessons for every ecclesia”. There will be a full programme for all ages including a quiet room, créche, supervised créche and classes for pre-school children to young adults. During the afternoon there will be a number of activities for both children and adults including an optional adult discussion group. Booking required. Further information on the website.

  • Daventry Fraternal Study Evening | Venue: Watford Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Johnson (Lye).

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

    Speaker: Bro. Giles Marsden (Stockport); theme: “Creation and science”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Allfree (Nottingham, Forest Road); theme: “A new heavens and a new earth”: (1) “The holy city, new Jerusalem”; (2) “The bride, the Lamb’s wife”. Crèche facilities provided.

Christadelphian Office Book Sale and Open Day

18:
  • 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.

  • Kingsleigh House Open Day | 2.30 pm | Venue: Kingsleigh House

    Meet the residents, look round the home and its attractive gardens, and enjoy cream teas and other refreshments. To raise money for the Home Welfare fund, there will be stands selling plants, good as new items, books, hats and cakes. There will also be games and activities for children.

  • Mountsorrel Fraternal Gathering | 4.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe); theme: “My Lord delayeth his coming”: (1) “The principles of delay”; (2) “Practical implications”.

  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Napton Village Hall
  • Petersfield Family Fellowship Day | Venue: The Pavilion

    Speaker: Bro. Phil Mundey (Bournemouth, Winton).

24-26:
  • Solihull Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 11+ | Cost: £20

    Speakers: Bro. Alistair Firth (Cannock – for ages 11-13); theme: “First principles”; Bro. Peter Anderton (Burton-on-Trent – for ages 14+); theme: “Being ready to give an answer”.

25:
  • Harrogate Study Afternoon | 4 pm | Venue: Pannal Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Edwards (Birmingham, Hall Green); theme: “Worship – principles and practice”: (1) “Principles – in spirit and in truth”; (2) “Practice – our reasonable service”. Earlier in the afternoon it is planned to have some children’s activities.

  • Garswood Garden Party | 2 pm | Venue: Garswood

    This year the theme will be “Fun at the Fair”. There will be something to keep all ages occupied and amused and, of course, the usual array of stalls; all funds raised will be for the benefit of the residents. Come early if you wish and enjoy your picnic in the garden.

July

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. Frank Abel (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada) – “The God of peace” (adults) and “The answer of a good conscience” (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.

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

    Speakers: Brethren Andrew Bramhill (Redditch, UK) and David Billington (Brantford, ON). Further information on the website.

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

    Speakers: 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: 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”.

16-23:
  • 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.

23-25:
  • 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-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.

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.

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

3:
3-10:
  • Brittany Study and Fellowship Week | Cost: approx. £220

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

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

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

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

    Speaker: Bro. Gordon Dawes (Ware).

  • Torquay Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
17:
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).

October

1-9:
8-9:
  • Vancouver (BC, Canada) Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Marc Hunter (Saanich Peninsula).

  • 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:
29:

November

5:
12:
19:
26:
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

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:

April 2017

1:
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