Speakers – Bible Convention 2023
We look forward to welcoming you, your family and your friends to our annual Bible Convention this weekend.
We warmly invite you to join us in Longframlington for what will be the 74th Bible teaching weekend in mid-Northumberland, arranged by Longhorsley Mission Church.
This year’s meetings will be chaired by Rev. George Curry, minister of Elswick Parish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, and we also extend a very warm welcome to…
Rev Andrew Lucas
Andrew was born in London, grew up in Milton Keynes, studied in Wales and has been Minister of Omagh Evangelical Presbyterian Church since 2007.
Rev. Conrad Pomeroy
Conrad works full time for the Dudley Baptist Church as Pastor. He takes on the bulk of preaching responsibilities and provides spiritual and pastoral leadership for the church.
Following restrictions to church activities due to Pandemic Covid-19 we have now resumed an full programme of Sunday services and weekly church activities. Please see a summary of details below.
Our Family Service takes place every Sunday morning at 11.00 am, followed by a time of refreshments & fellowship.
Sunday Evening worship takes place 6.00 pm, and is preceded by our prayer meeting at 5.30 pm.
On the first Sunday of each month we meet for refreshments and the service is devoted to a time of prayer
Our weekly programme of church activities includes:
Tuesday 9.30 am – Mother & Toddler Group
Thursday 10.45 am – Women Together
Friday 3:15 – 4:30 pm – After School Bible Club
Following cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic Covid-19, God willing we will be holding this year’s Annual Bible Convention on 1st & 2nd July 2023. For more details and speaker information click here >>
Thank you for your support.
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.