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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.

February

10:
13:
  • Campaigners’ Fraternal | Venue: Moseley School, Birmingham

    Theme: “Preachers of righteousness”; Speakers: Brethren Thomas Kitchen (Cardiff, Museum Place), Tecwyn Morgan (Birmingham, Castle Bromwich) and Martyn Lawrence (Doncaster).

  • Solihull Outreach Event | 3 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall.

    A specialist nurse will talk about “Lewy body dementia”.

Christadelphian Office Book Sale and Open Day

17:
  • Bible Story Time | Venue: Christadelphian Office.

    On Wednesday February 17 we are holding our next Bible Story Time for children up to age seven. The morning starts at 10.30 and a warm welcome awaits any children in the area, along with their siblings, parents, grandparents and carers.

19-21:
  • Peterborough Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 12+ | Cost: £10 (weekend); £5 (day visitors)

    Speaker: Bro. Darren Guy (Halifax, Balmoral Place); theme: “Lessons from Hebrews”.

20:
  • Caerphilly Study Evening | 5 pm | Venue: Caerphilly Guide Hall

    Speaker: Bro. Reuben Evans (Birmingham, Bournville); theme: “Important people in John’s Gospel”: (1) “Nicodemus (John 3)”; (2) “The Samaritan woman (John 4)”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Nigel Patterson (Newquay); theme: “The wisdom and challenge of Calvary”: (1) “Jesus Christ and him crucified”; (2) “Crucified with Christ”.

27:
  • Beyond Lecturing Day | 10 am | Venue: Solihull ecclesial hall | Cost: £5.

    The day aims to share the expertise of brothers and sisters who in a professional capacity teach, educate, train and facilitate learning, to all ages. For more information, and to book, visit the website.

  • Cheshire Christadelphian Choir Choral Evening | 6.30 pm | Venue: Manchester (Sale) ecclesial hall.
  • Rugby Prophecy Day | 10 am | Venue: Benn Hall

    Theme: “The final great earthquake!”: (1) “Jerusalem, the burdensome stone” – Bro. Stephen Palmer (Mumbles); (2) “Babylon, the stone destined to sink” – Bro. Jonathan Cope (Coventry, West); (3) “Milestones update” – Bro. Don Pearce (Rugby).

  • Teeside Study Day | 10.30 am | Venue: Middlesbrough ecclesial hall

    Theme: “Shepherds”; two Discussion Sessions (Moses & David); one Devotional (Jesus).

March

4-6:
  • Pershore Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+

    Speaker: Bro. Tim Davis (Malvern); theme: “Ezekiel”. Booking forms and further information on the website.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Jonathan Legg (Bournville); theme: “Solomon”.

  • Bristol Ecclesias’ joint Fraternal Gathering | 5 pm | Venue: Downend ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. John Owen (Mumbles); theme: “Sit thou on my right hand”.

  • Coventry (East) Study Afternoon | 4.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Kitson Reid (Birmingham, Acocks Green); theme: “The book of how” (two talks).

  • Milnsbridge Fraternal Gathering | 3.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “Perfect in his way (Psalm 119)”: (1) “A good understanding”; (2) “Fainting for salvation”.

  • Morecambe Study Evening | 3 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall.

    Speaker: Bro. Richard Palmer (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “The perfect harmony of scripture”: (1) “Apparent contradictions resolved”; (2) “Fellowship in the Old and New Testaments”.

  • Nottingham (Forest Road) Youth Day | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 14+ | Cost: £13

    Speaker: Bro. Ben Bramhill (Shirley); theme: “Peter”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Walton (Tewkesbury); theme: “Secrets hidden since creation”: (1) “The kingdom of God”; (2) “The blind shall see”.

11-13:
  • Family Bible Study Weekend | Venue: Coalbrookdale YHA | Cost: £65

    Speaker: Bro. Joni Mannell (Walsall); theme: “Teach us to number our days”.

  • The Kettering Weekend | Venue: Isebrook School

    Speakers: Brethren Andrew Walker and Jon Davies (Watford).

12:
  • CALS North-West Preaching Day | 2 pm | Venue: Manchester (Sale) ecclesial hall.

    An afternoon of presentations, discussions and workshops.

  • Cambridge Spring Family Day | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Edward Carr (Ashby-de-la-Zouch); theme: “Jehoshaphat – history, psalm and prophecy” (three talks). Booking required.

  • Crewe Study and Serve Day | Venue: ecclesial hall.
  • Kent Prophecy Day | 3.30 pm | Venue: East Malling Village Hall

    Theme: “Behold, I come as a thief … blessed is he that watcheth …”: (1) “Three unclean spirits like frogs” – Bro. Mike Jenner (Rugby); (2) “The nations prepare for Armageddon” – Bro. Nicholas White (Pershore); (3) “Milestones to the kingdom” – Bro. Don Pearce (Rugby).

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

    Speaker: Bro. David Thompson (Wombourne); theme: “The Shechem journey”: (1) “The altar oak and well”; (2) “Worship in spirit and in truth”.

  • Rochdale Jewish Relief Presentation | 3.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Griffin (Birmingham, Kings Norton); theme: “From gifts to gratitude”.

  • Sheffield Spring Study Evening | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Leen Ritmeyer (Cardiff, Museum Place); theme: “Hezekiah – none like him”: (1) “The signs of Hezekiah”; (2) “The songs of the steps”.

  • Weston-super-Mare Study Evening | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Chris Brook (Knowle and Dorridge); theme: “Drawing near to God”: (1) “How close will He come?”; (2) “Christ in us”.

18-20:
  • Hoddesdon Weekend | Venue: High Leigh Conference Centre.

    A weekend focused on praise, worship, Bible teaching and practical living.

  • Rugby Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 11+ | Cost: £12

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Pennington (Daventry); theme: “Peter – the man and the book”.

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

    Speaker: Bro. Simeon Guntrip (Manchester, Sale); theme: “Noah and the last days”.

19:
  • Birmingham Day of Study | 10.25 am | Venue: Hatton Village Hall

    Speakers: Brethren Mark Evans (Napton-on-the-Hill), Geoff Jacks (West Bromwich), John Thompson (Earlswood), Paul Redshaw (Birmingham, Bournville), and David Taylor (Sedgley); theme: “The challenge of Christ’s imminent return” (five talks). Supervision for children is available by prior arrangement.

  • Birmingham (South) Study Day | 9.30 am |Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Andrew Johnson (Kings Norton); theme: “The house of God (John 2)”: (1) “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”; (2) “The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up”.

  • Cleckheaton Fraternal Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall.
  • Darlington Meal-a-Day Publicity Meeting | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Chris Abson (Ormskirk); theme: “Work of the Nalando School, Kenya”.

  • Dudley (Queens Cross) Study Evening | 4.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro Graham Parker; theme: “Faith at the place of refining” (two talks).

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

    Speaker: Bro. David Nicholls (Gorseinon); theme: “The way of the tree of life”: (1) “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life”; (2) “I am the way, the truth, and the life”.

  • Halifax Ecclesias’ joint Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Halifax (Balmoral Place) ecclesial hall.
  • Kingsleigh House Anniversary | 3 pm | Venue: Kingsleigh House Care Home.

    Booking required by the end of February.

  • Solihull family “Fun Day around the Bible” | 2 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall.

    Children under 11 are welcome but must be accompanied by at least one parent or grandparent. Booking required.

  • Wardley Study and Serve Day | Venue: ecclesial hall.
24-28:
  • Jamaica Easter Youth Camp.
25 (Friday):
  • Bournemouth (Winton) Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Wayne Manship (Newport).

  • Leeds (Oakwood) Devotional | Venue: ecclesial hall.
  • Peterborough Fraternal Gathering | 3.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Theme: “Living for Christ day by day”: (1) “Help us to delight in our work and in our pleasure” – Bro. Martyn Lawrence (Doncaster); (2) “Help us to be considerate in dealing with others and honest with ourselves” – Bro. Andrew Johnson (Birmingham, Kings Norton).

25-28:
  • Young People’s Music Camp | Venue: Emmaus Centre | Ages: 10+ (who play an orchestral instrument to at least grade 2 standard).

    Rehearsals over the weekend culminate in a concert for parents on Monday.

26:
  • Blackpool Fraternal Gathering | Venue: Staining Village Hall.
  • Solihull Film Afternoon | 2.30 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall.

    Showing a licensed version of the film, “Patterns of evidence: Exodus”.

26-27:
28:
  • Coventry (Grosvenor Road) Fraternal Gathering | 6 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Theme: “Behold I make all things new”: (1) “The song of the saints” (Revelation 5:9) – Bro. Mark Buckler (Ashby-de-la-Zouch); (2) “A new heaven and new earth” (Revelation 21:1) – Bro. David Burges (Leamington Spa).

  • Dudley (Queens Cross) Fraternal Gathering | 4.30 pm | Venue: Wombourne ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Simpson (Worcester); theme: “Ezekiel the watchman”: (1) “The watchman”; (2) “The prophet”.

  • Manchester (Sale) Study Afternoon | Venue: ecclesial hall.
  • South Lakes Family Day | Venue: Old Hutton Public Hall.

April

2:
  • Chelmsford, East Ham, Rayleigh and Southend joint Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: Margaretting Village Hall

    Speaker: Bro Andrew Bramhill (Redditch); theme: “The prayers of the Lord Jesus”. A crèche will be available.

  • Birmingham (Longbridge) Fraternal Gathering | 4 pm | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Mark Basten (Longbridge); theme: “Psalms for today”: (1) “Psalms when in despair”; (2) “Psalms of praise and glory”.

8-10:
  • Cambridge Youth Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Jeremy Pearce (Dunstable); theme: “Getting ready to meet Jesus”. More information and booking on the website.

16:
  • Earlswood Study Afternoon | Venue: Earlswood Village Hall.
  • Rugby Bible Activity Day | 10 am | Venue: ecclesial hall | Ages: 5-10

    Speakers: Brethren Samuel Harrison (Rugby) and Josh Harrison (Nottingham, South); theme: “Parables of the Lost (Luke 15)”.

16-17:
  • Largo (FL, USA) Study Weekend | Venue: ecclesial hall

    Speaker: Bro. Frank Abel (Hamilton, Book Road, ON, Canada).

16-24:
23:
  • Burton-on-Trent Study Day | Venue: Hanbury Memorial Hall

    Speaker: Bro. David Nichols (Nottingham, Jarvis Avenue).

30-May 2:
  • Ammanford Family Weekend | Venue: Pensioners’ Hall

    Speakers: Bro. James Morgan (Pershore) – “Jesus: King & Priest” and Bro. Alf Allfree (Pershore) – “The pleasant theme of Israel’s psalm”. The teenage studies will be led by Bro. Michael Movassaghi & Bro. Johnny Stephenson (Mumbles); theme: “Eight signs of John’s Gospel”.

May

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

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

14:
  • Aylesbury Fraternal Gathering | 3 pm | Venue: Ashton Clinton Village Hall

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

21:
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 can be obtained, and bookings made, via the website.

June

4:
11:
  • Birmingham Family Study Day | Venue: Moseley School

    Speakers: Brethren Richard and Nicholas White; theme: “Ephesians – lessons for every ecclesia”.

18:
24-26:
24-29:
  • Gold Coast Bible School | 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”.

July

2-10:
  • Mid-Atlantic Bible School | 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.

9-16:
  • Manitoulin Family Bible Camp

    Speakers: Bro. Andrew Bramhill (Redditch, UK) and Bro. David Billington (Brantford, ON). See the website for details.

  • New Zealand Winter Family Bible School | 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”. For more details or to register, see 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). Registration forms are available on the Bible School website.

  • Midwest Bible School | 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”. For registration information, see the website.

30-August 6:

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 details and booking forms are available from 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”. Full details and booking forms are available from 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”.

September

3:
17:

October

1-9:
15:
21-23:
  • Scarborough Study Weekend | Cost: £128.

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

22:

November

5:
12:
26:

December

24-Jan. 1, 2017:

April 2017

1:
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