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SCOTLAND Forthcoming


Lanarkshire Gospel Work: Kirkmuirhill. Prayer at 3.30pm, Open Air at 4.00pm, Tea at 5.15pm, Ministry at 6.00pm. A Summers.

Lockerbie: Ebenezer Hall, Bridge Street at 2.00pm and 4.00pm. B McKellar, S Wheeler.

Perth: Gospel Hall, Bible Study Week. Saturday at 7.00pm. Monday to Friday at 10.30am. Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm. D Newell.


Girvan: Stair Park Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 3.00pm. I Steele, S Jennings, S Gillespie.

Inverurie: Annual Conference in the Town Hall at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. P Coulson, R Stephen, W Stevely.


Bishopton: Gospel Hall, Annual Conference to be held in the Community Centre at 3.00pm. A Foster, J Grant, T Wilson. Mr Grant continues on Lord’s Day at 4.00pm and Monday and Tuesday at 8.00pm.

Irvine: Central Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 3.15pm. J McLatchie, G Dunbar, S Grant. Mr Grant continues on Lord’s Day at 4.00pm and 8.00pm and Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm.

N. IRELAND Forthcoming


Bleary: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 12 noon.

JULY 10-21

Bushmills: Bible Readings (see special notice in June issue).


Ballybollan: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 12 noon.

Dunmullan: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference will be held in a tent beside the Hall at 1.00pm.

Kingsmills: Gospel Hall. Annual meeting for believers at 12.30pm.


Ballymagarrick: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 12 noon to 4.30pm.

JULY 24-28

Portrush: Gospel Hall. Ministry by J Baker at 8.00pm.

AUGUST 21-25

Portrush: Gospel Hall. Ministry by R McKeown at 8.00pm.

AUGUST 25-29

Larne: Craigyhill Gospel Hall. Annual Conference and Bible Readings in Larne Leisure Centre, Tower Road, Larne. Subject for Bible Readings: The Epistle to Titus. J Stubbs, S Higgins, D Gilliland. For details of accommodation in Rathmore House contact: Brian Gribben, 14 Drumnadonaghy Road, Larne, BT40 2TD. Tel: 028 2827 7289.


Ballymena: Cambridge Avenue Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. JG Hutchinson – special thanksgiving meeting for 60 years in the Lord’s service.

ENGLAND & WALES Forthcoming


Great Yarmouth: Gospel Hall, Kitchener Road at 7.30pm. T Ledger.


Tooting: London, Longley Road Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. T Proffitt.


Eastbourne: Marine Hall, 85 Seaside. Missionary Conference at 3.00pm and 6.00pm.


Cheltenham: Bethany Gospel Hall, Hesters Way at 7.30pm. K McDowall (Cyprus/Armenia).

Coltishall: Bethesda Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. J Riddle.

Northampton: Gospel Hall, Spencer Bridge Road at 7.30pm. K Rudge.


Tonbridge: Gospel Hall, Bishops Oak Ride at 7.00pm. J Riddle.


Tooting: London, Longley Road Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. D Sampson.


Coltishall: Bethesda Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. T Ledger.


Helions Bumpstead: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. R Hill.

Northampton: Gospel Hall, Spencer Bridge Road at 7.30pm. D West.


Camp Work: Please remember in prayer the many camps planned for July and August when a large number of children and teenagers will hear the Word of God taught to them on a daily basis for a week at a time. Faskally House, Pitlochry, will be the venue for five weeks of different camps from Ayrshire, mid Scotland, Tayside and the North East. The Fife camp will travel to Suffolk, and others will be in rented schools in central Scotland. Pray that many young people will trust Christ for salvation, and that those who do profess salvation may be challenged to take further steps of faith and obedience to Christ in their teenage years. Much sowing has been done in Sunday Schools, Bible Classes, and Children’s meetings in many localities over many years. May the Lord grant a time of reaping to encourage all who labour in this way, that these young people may be saved and preserved from a godless and evil world. Pray too that camp organisers and leaders may know divine wisdom to deal with problems which often arise, and that all may be kept in safety all of the time.

Fort William: Prayer is requested for a gospel campaign planned in the needy town of Fort William where there is a very small assembly seeking to continue for God. Dan Gillies intends to pitch his tent there and commence meetings on 8th July.

N. IRELAND Reports


Ballinaloob: Gospel meetings continue with very good attendance and interest. D McGarvey and R Reynolds are preaching faithfully.

Buckna: J Smith and S Wells continue in the gospel with a very good interest and blessing in salvation. Large numbers each evening. Pray for many who need to be saved.

Ballyclare: J Allen had well attended and challenging ministry meetings during May.

A Bergsma gave interesting reports and ministry in many assemblies during April and May.

Clough: Phil Coulson had three nights’ much appreciated ministry in May.


Altnamackin: WJ Nesbitt and T Wright commenced a gospel series in a portable hall at Altnamackin on Newtownhamilton Road, Castleblaney on 28th May. Prayerful interest will be appreciated.

A Bergsma from Manitoba had a number of report meetings of work among the Hutterites. These reports proved to be refreshing and challenging.


Drumlough (Gransha area): J Martin and W Martin commenced gospel meetings in a portable hall here in early May and are encouraged with good numbers attending nightly and interest amongst the unsaved. Please pray for blessing.

Growell: D Gilliland concluded three weeks in the gospel at the end of May. The meetings were well attended with good support from surrounding assemblies. The Word was preached with power and simplicity, with a good number of local people hearing the gospel over the period. The assembly has been small and weak for some years, but over recent times a number of brethren and sisters have been added to the company and are giving good help. The recent series has been a real stimulant to the believers.

Lisburn (Plantation): M Radcliffe and M Turkington commenced gospel meetings on the 28th May with the assembly at Plantation on the County Down side of the city. There is a lot of new development in this area. Prayer valued.

Moira: L Craig and A Colgan conducted a gospel series during the month of May in the Gospel Hall. There is no assembly in the village and the locals have not been very responsive. The gospel was faithfully declared nightly and the coming Day will declare what God hath wrought.

Drumlough: A large company of saints gathered on 17th May for the Conference and profitable ministry was given by the following speakers: JG Hutchinson, WJ Nesbitt, S Wells, J Smith, M Radcliffe and S McCauley.


Brookeborough: B Glendinning and N Coulter commenced gospel meetings in a portable hall in this village at the end of May. This is a needy area not touched much with the gospel, and a prayerful interest is desired.


Bridgetown: G Stewart and J Fleck are in their sixth week of meetings at the end of May in the Gospel Hall. There has been a most encouraging response from the locality. A number of young men attending are showing an interest in being saved.

Killykergan: J Rogers and R McKeown have finished seven weeks of gospel meetings (end of May). Good numbers attended, including large numbers of children, one of whom professed to be saved.

Limavady: The Annual Conference was again very well attended by believers from over a wide area. J Allen was responsible for the morning Bible Reading. J Hutchinson, J Allen, J Smith (USA), W Martin and A Bergsma (Canada) gave ministry in the afternoon. Reports were given by D McKillen (Botswana), R Watterson (Brazil), and R McKeown on his recent visit to the far east. The conference was considered to be profitable with a helfpul spirit prevailing.


Kingsbridge: During the month of May T Topley and D Armstrong conducted a series of gospel meetings and were encouraged to see fair numbers attending nightly. The good seed of the Word of God was faithfully sown. The assembly here is now small and with support from other believers they were encouraged with the effort to reach out into the area.

EIRE Reports

Rathmines Gospel Hall, Dublin: The annual meeting of believers on the 6th and 7th of May was a time of blessing for the assembly and for those who attended from all parts of the island. The hall was well filled and the ministry appreciated. Those taking part were: W Turkington, WJ Nesbitt, J Smith (U.S.A.), B Currie, D Mowat (Scotland), T McNeill, G Stuart. The assembly that meets at Rathmines appreciates the interest and fellowship of all who attended the conference.

The saints were encouraged by a visit from our brother John Rogers on Lord’s Day 21st May for ministry and gospel.


A special gospel effort is commencing in mid June by H Milliken and S Gilfillan in a rented building. This is an area where the gospel is not normally preached. Prayer greatly valued.



Birmingham, Northfield: The annual conference at Quarry Lane was a time of helpful and enriching ministry. J Coltman and D Gillies were responsible for the ministry which was appreciated by the saints.

Broadwas on Teme: S Baker, R Hill and J Holifield have ministered at the monthly Saturday evening ministry meetings in recent months. Their help has been a blessing and an encouragement.

Redditch, Batchley Estate: The assembly has a full programme of meetings for ministry and gospel work throughout the September to May period. C Hutchison spent four days with the assembly in May to conclude the latest programme. His ministry and visit were appreciated.


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