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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).

July

3-5:
4:
  • Bethesda Open Day | 2pm | Venue: Bethesda
  • UK Christadelphian Choir Rehearsal | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall | Cost: £15
  • Malvern Study Fraternal | 4.30pm | Venue: Hanley Swan Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich); theme: “The Song of Solomon”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall); theme: “Nazarite deliverers”: (1) “Samson the starter”; (2) “Samuel the finisher”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road); theme: “The praise of his glory (Ephesians)”: (1) “Spiritual blessings in the heavenlies”; (2) “Walking worthily of our calling”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. John Thorpe (Manchester, Sale); theme: “From the last supper to the resurrection of Christ”. Classes for children of primary school age.

5-11:
  • South-West Bible School | Venue: Schreiner University (TX, USA)

    Speakers: Bro. Stephen Hornhardt: Adults – “Come and see – witnessing for Christ” and Teens – “Unlocking Revelation”; Bro. Philip Lawrence: Adults – “Have you been converted?” and Teens – “The Lord is my shepherd”; Bro. Dev Ramcharan: Adults – “The law of kindness is on her tongue – women in the faith” and Teens – “Life skills for young people”. For booking forms and further information, visit the website.

11:
11-18:
  • British Columbia Youth Conference | Venue: Camp Dunlop (BC, Canada) | Ages: 17+ or baptized

    Speaker: Bro. Jim Cowie (Moreton Bay, Qld., Australia); theme: “Jehoshaphat”. Workbook completion required. For further information and registration, visit the website.

  • Manitoulin Family Bible Camp

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Stephen Whitehouse (Birmingham, Hall Green, UK): “Facing the giants” (adults and young people); Bro. Ron Hicks (Washington, DC): “From Gethsemane to Golgotha” (adults and young people). For further details, visit the website.

18:
  • Christadelphian Home Schooling Gathering | 10am | Venue: Hartlebury Parish Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Matt Davies (Nottingham, Forest Road); theme, “A family that seeks Truth”. For further information, visit the website.

  • Leamington Spa Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

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.

19-25:
  • Idyllwild Bible School (CA, USA) | Venue: Idyllwild Pines Camp

    Speakers and subjects: Bro. Barry McClure (Punchbowl, NSW, Australia) – “Miracles, wonders and signs” (adults) and “Ecclesiastes: old heads, young shoulders” (teens); Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place, UK) – “The final message of Paul and Peter” (adults) and “Meeting Jesus: the way he dealt with people” (teens); Bro. Jim Styles (Simi Hills, CA) –“Jeremiah: change before too late” (adults) and “The Bible and science” (teens). For more information, visit the website.

24-26:
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.

25-Aug. 2:
  • Eastern Bible School | Venue: Connecticut College

    Theme: “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD”. Speakers and Subjects: Bro. Joe Hill (Austin, TX) – “The Gospel in Leviticus and the tabernacle” (adults) and “Hearing the word: learning to study from the parable of the sower” (teens); Bro. Steve Cheetham (Moorestown, NJ) – “Lessons for us from the Kings” (adults) and “Judges: go in and possess the land” (teens); Bro. Jason Hensley (Simi Hills, CA) – “The second exodus and the work of Elijah” (adults) and “Jonathan, the faithful prince” (teens).

August

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.

7-8:
  • Southport Preaching Event and Bible Exhibition.
8-15:
  • Malvern CYC Camp | Ages 11-18 | Cost: £105

    Theme: “Who is on the Lord's side?”.

15-21:
  • Winfield Bible School (BC, Canada)

    Theme: “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost …” (Hebrews 7:25). Speakers and subjects: Bro. Joni Mannell (UK), “At the breaking of bread”; Bro. Dev Ramcharan (Canada), “The God of the fallen”; Bro. Jim Cowie (Australia), “Melchizedek – priest of the Most High God”.

15-22:
  • Birmingham (Handsworth) Camp

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Alleyne.

  • Manitoulin Youth Conference | Venue: Manitoulin Bible Camp (ON, Canada)

    Speakers: Brethren Jay Mayock Jr. and Ryan Mutter; theme: “The character of Timothy”. For further information and registration, visit 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.

21-28:
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”.

27-31:
  • Plymouth Camp

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

29-30:

September

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”; (2) “The truth shall make you free”.

  • Napton-on-the-Hill Study Evening | Venue: Village Hall, Napton
  • Solihull Study & Serve Day | 10am | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

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

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

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

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Palmer (Birmingham, Kings Norton).

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

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

18-20:
  • Parkstone Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 13+

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

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

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

26:
  • Manchester (Old Trafford) Study Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

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

  • Northampton Fraternal Gathering | Venue: ecclesial hall
  • 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
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: Brethren Michael Wolstencroft (Punchbowl, NSW, Australia), Roger Long (Coventry, Grosvenor Road, UK) and Ron Hicks (Washington, DC, USA).

October

2-4:
  • Sutton Coldfield Youth Weekend
3:
10:
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”.

17:
23-25:
  • Scarborough Study Weekend

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

24:
31:

November

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”.

14:
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.

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.

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:

April 2016

23:
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