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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; thereby making it easier to access the information.

  • 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.

January

21:
  • Birmingham (Hall Green) Fraternal Gathering | 5 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “Christ in the Psalms”: (1) “I waited patiently”; (2) “I delight to do thy will”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Philip Weatherall (Daventry); theme: “Athaliah and Joash – from treachery to triumph”: (1) “Darkness covered the earth”; (2) “The coronation of Joash”. Crèche facilities for young children.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Johnson (Lye); theme: “Kingdom visions in Revelation”: (1) “Faithful and true”; (2) “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. David Brown (Bracknell); theme: “Remember your Creator”: (1) “Remember this day”; (2) “Forget not all his benefits”.

  • Petersfield Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: Steep Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “Preparing for the kingdom”: (1) “Witnessing and waiting”; (2) “Suffering for Christ’s sake”.

  • Solihull Family Fun around the Bible | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Walsall Fellowship Day | 10 am | Venue: Afro Carribean Community Association | Ages: 25+
22-29:
  • Melbourne Youth Conference | Venue: Adventure Resort, Philip Island

    Speakers: Brethren Naithan Schipper (Eastern Suburbs, Perth, Australia) and Ben Brinkerhoff (Christchurch North, New Zealand); theme: “One” (Ephesians 4:5,6). Further information on the website.

27-29:
  • Kinver Youth Weekend | Venue: Ashwood Park Primary School | Ages: 14+

    Speaker: Bro. Mike Page (Pershore); theme: “Letter to the Hebrews”.

28:
  • Earlswood Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: Earlswood Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green); theme: “Daniel – making a stand for God”: (1) “Refusing to eat the king’s meat”; (2) “Not bowing down to idols”.

  • Knowle and Dorridge Fraternal Gathering | 3.30 pm | Venue: Fentham Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall); theme: “Joseph becomes Zaphnath-paaneah!”: (1) “God gives an answer of peace”; (2) “You have saved our lives”. A staffed crèche will be provided for pre-school children and Bible Time for children of infant school age. Booking requested.

  • CSN Fellowship and Praise Afternoon | 2 pm | Venue: Leicester (Westleigh) ecclesial hall

    Long, dark winters can be dreary for anyone, but especially those enduring difficult times in their lives. The day will again aim to lift the spirits with an afternoon of fellowship, praise, short thoughts and videos. Further information on the website.

February

1 (Wednesday):
  • Happy Valley / Aberfoyle Park (S. Australia) joint Prophecy Evening | Venue: Aberfoyle Park ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Grant Jolly (Enfield).

4:
  • Coventry (West) Youth Day (year 7+) | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: year 7+ | Cost: £8

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Pennington (Daventry); theme: “Samson”.

  • Manchester (Old Trafford) Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Napton Village Hall
  • Preston Study Afternoon | 1.30 pm | Venue: Samlesbury Memorial Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tom Hallsworth (Preston); theme: “Titus”. Classes are provided for children up to school year 7.

  • UK Christadelphian Choir day | 10 am | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall

    Rehearsals from 10 am to 5.30 pm; Praise Evening for all from 7 pm; theme: “More than conquerors”. Further information on the website.

8 (Wednesday):
  • Happy Valley / Aberfoyle Park (S. Australia) joint Prophecy Evening | Venue: Aberfoyle Park ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Grant Jolly (Enfield).

10-12:
  • Manchester (Sale) Young People’s Winter Weekend
11:
  • Campaigners’ Fraternal | Venue: Moseley School

    Speakers: Brethren Nicholas White (Pershore), Tim Morgan (Ashton-under-Lyne) and Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “The Lord gave the word”. There will be a crèche for younger children, with a video link during the afternoon and evening sessions.

18:
  • Heckmondwike Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Leamington Spa Thanksgiving Evening | 3 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich); theme: “Thanksgiving”, followed by musical items including hymns / songs of praise.

24-26:
  • Peterborough Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 11+

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Goodwin (Nottingham, South); theme: “David”.

25:
  • CSN / CCH “Understanding and caring for those living with dementia” Awareness Day | 11 am | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall

    Leader: Bro. Dave Wilkins (Barton-under-Needwood): Olivet Manager, with contributions from others having personal experience of dementia. Further information on the website.

  • Rugby Prophecy Day | 10 am | Venue: Benn Hall

    Theme: “World events in the hand of God”: (1) “The work of the angels” – Bro. Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale); (2) “Britain, Brexit and the Beast” – Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); (3) “Milestones update” – Bro. Don Pearce (Rugby). Further information on the website.

  • Northern Christadelphian Choir Evening of Praise | Venue: Sheffield ecclesial hall
  • Teesside Study Day | Venue: Middlesbrough ecclesial hall
  • Weston-super-Mare Study Afternoon | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

March

4:
  • Cannock Junior Youth Day | 10 am | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: school years 3-6 | Cost: £3

    Speaker: Bro. Alistair Firth (Cannock); theme: “Six-day creation”. Booking essential.

  • Nottingham (Forest Road) Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+ | Cost: £12

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Varley (Birmingham, Hall Green). Spaces are limited.

  • Solihull Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

10-12:
  • The Kettering Weekend | Venue: Isebrook School

    Speakers: Brethren Arne Roberts (Dunstable) and Dafydd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place).

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

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Pennington (Daventry).

  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Napton Village Hall
  • Oldbury Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall).

17-19:
  • Hoddesdon Weekend | Venue: High Leigh Conference Centre

    A weekend of praise, worship, Bible teaching and practical living. Further information on the website.

  • Spalding Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 13+ | Cost: £10

    Speaker: Bro. Luke Bamford (Wardley); theme: “Palaces, pilgrims and plagues – powerful lessons from the life of Moses”.

18:
  • Birmingham Day of Study | 10.25 am | Venue: Hatton Village Hall

    Speakers: Brethren Simon Griffiths (Coventry, West), Paul Redshaw (Birmingham, Bournville), Dennis Redshaw (West Bromwich), David Taylor (Sedgley) and Roy Highfield (West Bromwich); theme: “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest” (five talks). Supervision for children is available by prior arrangement – booking required.

  • Cleckheaton Fraternal Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • Rugby Bible Activity Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 5-10

    Theme: “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – three great men of old”.

24-26:
  • Family Bible Study Weekend | Venue: Coalbrookdale YHA | Cost: £65

    Speaker: Bro. Dafydd Jenkins (Cardiff, Museum Place).

25:
  • Chelmsford, Rayleigh & East Ham joint Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: Margaretting Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Peter King (Worcester); theme: “Lessons from Luke”.

  • Kent Prophecy Day | 3.30 pm | Venue: East Malling Village Hall

    Speakers: Brethren Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road), Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale), and Don Pearce (Rugby); theme: “The most High rules in the kingdom of men …”.

  • Solihull Family Fun around the Bible | Venue: ecclesial hall
31-April 2:
  • Newbury Youth Weekend | Venue: Streatley Youth Hostel | Ages: 13+ | Cost: £25

    Speaker: Bro. Rodger Yuile (Newbury); theme: “Solomon – wonderfully wise or fatally foolish?”.

April

1:
7-9:
  • Rugby Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages 11+ | Cost: £15

    Speaker: Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “The Gospel of Luke – lessons for life”.

8:
  • Ormskirk Serve and Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Peter Hale (Birmingham, Erdington).

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

    Speaker: Bro. Steven Hornhardt (Salisbury, S. Australia).

13-16:
  • Victoria (BC, Canada) CYC Conference | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Stephen Macfarlane (Hamilton, Book Road, ON); theme: “Samuel – strengthening relationships”.

14 (Good Friday):
17 (Easter Monday):
  • Coventry (Grosvenor Road) Fraternal Gathering | 6 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Theme: “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb”: (1) “Behold the Bridegroom cometh” – Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green); (2) “The Bride hath made herself ready” – Bro. Andrew E. Walker (Doncaster).

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

    Speaker: Bro. Wayne Manship (Newport).

22:
28-30:
  • Swanwick Family Bible Weekend | Venue: Hayes Conference Centre

    Speakers: Brethren James Walker (Milnsbridge) and Jeremy Brown (Mumbles); theme: “Elisha – man of God”. Further information on the website.

29-May 1:
  • Ammanford Family Weekend | Venue: Pensioners’ Hall / ecclesial hall

    The weekend will as usual include main study session and separate sessions for ages 3-8 and 9-14 held in separate areas. This year the main studies will be led by Brethren Peter and John Owen (Mumbles); theme: “David – a man after God’s own heart”. The middle group studies will be led by Brethren James Morgan (Pershore) and Steve Jenkins (Bristol, Downend), and they will be looking at Ezekiel. The younger group will be led by Sis. Hannah Jenkins, looking at Joseph.

May

6:
  • Bridgend Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    (Note: Change from our normal fraternal date).

  • Solihull Family Fun around the Bible | Venue: ecclesial hall
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.

13:
19-21:
20:
  • Reading Music Day

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Vincent (Stirling); theme: “The paradox of God”. Evening of praise: “Jerusalem, I will not forget you” (Bro. John Palmer). Workshops: Orchestra rehearsal (Bro. Derek Wroughton); Praise in Crisis - Psalms for the Hours of Darkness (Bro. Mark Vincent); Let’s Sing Together! (Sis. Margaret Green); Making the most of the hymns in the Christadelphian Hymn Book (Bro. Graeme Rudland); Just Write! (Bro. Tony Stewart); Using instruments in worship (Bro. David Dunstan); Orange Worship Book (Sis. Amy Parkin); Praise The Lord 16 (Bro. John Dunstan).

  • Ware Family Study Day | Venue: Little Hadham Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jon Davies (Watford).

28-June 2:
  • Family Bible School, Swanwick | Venue: Hayes Conference Centre

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Steve McGeorge (Enfield, South Australia) – “Joined unto Yahweh: successful Levites from all ages”; Bro. Jonathan Cope (Coventry, West) – “The wisdom of the prudent: lessons from the Proverbs”; Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green) – “Come over into Macedonia and help us”. Further information on the website.

29-June 2:
  • Hertfordshire Spring Bible School | Venue: High Leigh Conference Centre

    Theme: “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”; speakers and subjects: “A schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ” – Bro. Philip Jannaway (Fawley); “The Apocalypse: its structure and context” – Bro. Stephen Egginton (Stourport); “The book of Ecclesiastes: wisdom opposes folly” – Bro. Paul Danks (Napton-on-the-Hill). Further information on the website.

June

3:
  • Ormskirk Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Aughton Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. John Hellawell (Peterborough).

10:
  • Cambridge Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Whittaker (Crewe).

  • Hull and Beverley Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay); theme: “The God of the armies of Israel”.

17:
  • Birmingham Family Study Day | Venue: Moseley School

    Speakers: Bro. David Smith (Wardley) and Bro. Jonathan Cope (Coventry, West).

23-25:
  • Solihull Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Luke Whitehouse (Shirley).

24:

July

8:
15:
  • Leamington Spa Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. John Owen (Mumbles).

15-23:
  • Midwest Bible School | Venue: Trine University

    Speakers: Bro. Ron Cowie (East Torrens, S. Australia) – “Jesus the master teacher”; Bro. Roger Lewis (Christchurch, North, New Zealand) – “Who was the nameless man of God?”; Bro. Jay Mayock (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada) – “All in all (Psalm 8)”. Further information on the website.

August

7-12:
  • Harper Adams Bible School | Venue: Harper Adams University

    Theme: “Behold your King is coming”; speakers and subjects: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road) – “The coming King in Zechariah”; Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall) – “Paul’s perspective on Sinai”; Bro. Jeremy Brown (Mumbles) – “Exhortation on these last days from Jude”. Further information on the website.

21-26:
  • Brecon Bible School | Venue: Christ College

    Theme: “Teach me Thy way, O Lord”. Speakers and subjects: Bro. Leen Ritmeyer (Cardiff, Museum Place) – “Nehemiah and the joy of Jerusalem”; Bro. Jon Hale (Crewe) – “Romans: the Gospel in a nutshell”; and Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green) – “The Letter to the Philippians”. Further information on the website.

  • Christadelphian Conference | Venue: Lane End Conference Centre

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton) – “Songs of deliverance”; Bro. Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale) – “The Epistle of James”; Bro. John Owen (Mumbles) – “Zephaniah – wait upon the Lord”. Further information on the website.

September

2:
  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Napton Village Hall
  • Solihull Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

16:
23:

October

14:
28:

November

4:
  • London (Thornton Heath) Study Afternoon and Meal-a-Day Presentation | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Gordon Dawes (Ware); theme: “The water of life”.

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

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

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

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

  • Earlswood Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Earlswood Village Hall
  • Shirley / Solihull joint Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Vincent (Stirling).

  • Taunton Study Evening | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

25:

December

1-3:
  • Pioneer Centre Bible School Weekend | Venue: Pioneer Centre

    Speakers: Brethren Paul Hamnett (Earlswood), Nicholas White (Pershore) and Gerald Whitehouse (Kinver); theme: “Studies in the Book of Malachi”. The children and young people will have separate study classes, divided into ages 0-6, 7-10 and 11-16 and will study the subject “Samuel: ministering before the LORD”. Further information on the website.

2:

April 2018

7:
  • Taunton Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch).

November 2018

10:
  • Taunton Study Evening | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. John Owen (Mumbles).

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