A brief history: Longhorsley Mission Bible Convention (1948-2017)


The foundation year…

In 1948 the Yorkshire Evangelist Harold Watson was invited to speak during a weekend at Longhorsley Mission in rural Northumberland. When mission members became aware of the interest being expressed by many people it became obvious that the Mission hall in Longhorsley would not be able to accommodate everyone.  The decision was made to hire a marquee.

As time progressed concern was expressed that the marquee ordered would not be big enough to hold everyone so a second marquee was acquired. The marquees were erected in a field in the centre of the village behind what was then the village blacksmiths.


An established event – seven decades of Bible teaching in rural Northumberland…

This event was repeated with different speakers, on the first weekend in July, over the following six years. The numbers attending increased and the Mission members realised that they should continue and thus Longhorsley Mission Bible Convention was established.

In 1954 a member of the fellowship purchased a field in the centre of the village to be used for the Convention each year. The Convention was held in a marquee on this site until 2006. The preparation for this annual weekend was quite physically demanding for Mission members often under adverse weather conditions, and after prayerful consideration the decision was made in 2007 to relocate the Convention to the Memorial Hall in Longframlington, a village only four miles away. 

This has proved to be the right decision as the Memorial Hall has excelllent facilities and we have appreciated the help and support which we have received from the Hall committee during the subsequent years. 


70th Anniversary year in 2017…

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Convention. We have five members of our fellowship who have attended each Convention and we have a record of every speaker who has preached God’s word over the 70 years. We give thanks to God for the encouragement we have had from Christians throughout the area who have supported the work of Longhorsley Mission over so many years.


Looking to the future…

In 2015 Longhorsley Mission marked 140 years since it began in 1875. As we look to the future we pray that the Lord will guide our fellowship as we seek to maintain the Convention in rural Northumberland. 

70th Annual Bible Convention – July 2017

We warmly invite you and your family to join us over the weekend of 1st-3rd July 2017, for our annual Bible Convention. Held in The Memorial Hall, Longframlington, Northumberland – This will be the 70th Bible teaching weekend arranged by Longhorsley Mission.

Chairman 

Rev. George Curry (Newcastle) 

George Curry is the minister of Elswick Parish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne. His prayer is for the Lord to come down in refreshing power upon his people. 

Speakers 

Rev. Harry Coulter (Carrickfergus)

Harry Coulter is the pastor of a new church in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, some 15 miles North of Belfast. He is married to Heather. They have five children. For relaxation Harry enjoys classical music, cycling and photography.

Rev. Sinclair Feguson (Carnoustie)

Sinclair Feguson has pastored churches in Glasgow and Colombia, USA. He has served as a Professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and Redemmer Seminary, Dallas. He is married to Dorothy. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. He is Evening Preacher at St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee, has written many books and enjoys a round of golf.

Evening Study Course – Christianity Explored (Commencing 12th May)

An invitation is extended to all who would like to join our spring bible study course ‘Christianity Explored’ – starting next month and taking place on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm over a seven week period. 

The course will commence on Thursday 12th May and conclude on Thursday 23rd June 

For further information please contact Ian Pagan on: 01670 788263

30th May, 7pm – Service of Thanksgiving

We are holding a service of thanksgiving to give thanks to God for 140 years of this church in Longhorsley. This will be followed by refreshments.

At this time we remember the way God has blessed the church over so many years and recall some of the many church activities. We also remember those who have given their time to support the work of the church in our area.

There will be our usual Family Service on Sunday 31st May at 11am followed by coffee time.

The speaker on both occasions will be John Clunas from Scotland

26th May, 2:30pm – Ladies Fellowship

Tuesday 26th May at 2:30pm – Anniversary Service

There is a warm invitation to join us on this special occasion, followed by afternoon tea.

  • Speaker         Janice Taylor (Low Fell)
  • Soloist           Win Pagan (Longhorsley)


Friday Clubs

On Fridays from 6pm to 7pm children aged 4-9 years meet together in the church hall. For the first twenty minutes the children have a time of singing and a Bible story with a power point presentation. There is a break of ten minutes for refreshments. The final half hour is devoted to football on the nearby hard court and games or activities in the church hall.

All children and young people are very welcome to join with us. Get in touch for more information.

Activities at Longhorsley Mission

Over the years many Mums and little ones have enjoyed sharing time together over tea, coffee and home made cakes every Tuesday. As a natural course we have seen this group change as the little ones grow up, but we have been encouraged to see many of the children go on to attend Bible Club and eventually 913 Club.