The Speakers: Annual Bible Convention, 6th-8th July 2019

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Once again, we warmly invite you and your family to join us over the weekend of 6th-8th July 2019, for our annual Bible Convention. Held in The Memorial Hall, Longframlington, Northumberland.

This will be the 72nd 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. Andrew Lucas, Omagh, Northern Ireland

Andrew was born in London and grew up in Buckinghamshire. After working as a civil servant he trained for ministry in Wales. He has been the minister of an Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Omagh for 11 years. He enjoys reading, walking and country sports.

Rev. Robert Murdock (Edinburgh)

Robert was born in Edinburgh, converted as a teenager in the Republic of Ireland, and trained at the Faith Mission Bible College. After working for the mission he studied theology in Belfast. For almost 20 years he pastored churches in Northern Ireland and, most recently, Canada. Since 2013 Dr. Murdock has served as the Principal of the Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh.

 

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*LISTEN ONLINE* – Recordings of 2018 Bible Convention Services


 

*** Now available ***

ONLINE RECORDINGS

2018 Bible Convention Services

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Our annual Bible Convention took place over the weekend of 7-9th July

For anyone unable to join us this year and to provide an opportunity for everyone to listen to a particular address again, or to share with friends and family – each speaker’s addresses are now available in digital form.

 Simply follow the link from the home page and select the service you wish you listen to from the published selection or click on the image below

 

 

 

 

The history of Longhorsley Mission Bible Convention (1948-2018)


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…

2017 marked 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 these 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.