We pray that you will experience warm fellowship and have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends during the week.
Each day the focus is around the morning Bible Readings and the evening services where we come together to worship God and hear his Word preached. During the conference you will also have an opportunity to take part in many different meetings, events and fellowship groups, all giving an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve heard and to think biblically through some of the issues facing us today. Alternatively, you may just prefer to relax with your family enjoying the beautiful west Wales coast, or spend time having a drink at one of Aberystwyth’s many coffee shops with friends, both old and new, reflecting on all you’ve heard. It’s your holiday, so it really is up to you.
Morning Bible readings
Our main speaker this year will be Ian Parry, and he will be preaching every morning from Tuesday to Friday.
Evening preaching meetings
Each evening from Monday to Thursday, we seek to be refreshed by the Word, as we come together to worship God.
- Monday – Phil Swann
- Tuesday and Wednesday – Christopher Ash
- Thursday – Paul Rees
We hold two services on Sunday: in the morning there will be a Family Service suitable for all ages; there will also be an evening service.
- Morning – Steve Darby (Family Service)
- Evening – Jonny Raine
Prayer is central to the conference and we encourage attendees to come together to pray through the number of meetings every day. The prayer meetings are at 8 & 9am Tuesday to Friday and will be taken this year by Ian Middlemist, Steve McLean and Hywel George.
At our Mission Exhibition you will find organisations and societies offering information, resources and opportunities to help you connect with what God is doing all over the world.
Workshops run during the afternoons dealing with key areas of the Christian life, Themes this year may include ‘Raising Children today’, ‘Jesus in the Psalms’ and ‘The Christian and Mental Health’.
For many, our fellowship groups are one of the highlights of the week, and they are a great opportunity to reflect and discuss what we’ve heard as well giving the chance to think biblically through some of the issues facing us today. From young to old, there will be a warm welcome to all. Our fellowship groups are:
- Extratime – Extratime is a series of events (morning, afternoon and evening) for 16-22 year olds.
- Take time – Take Time is focused on those in their twenties and thirties. They also join Extratime for the morning seminar options.
- Time out – Time Out is aimed at those in middle age and gives a chance to relax as well as reflecting on the conference week as a whole.
- Prime Time – Prime Time is for adults in the prime of life (and those who are a little older than those attending Time Out!).
An opportunity on Monday and Wednesday afternoons to meet for tea, coffee and chat. It would great to see you if this is your first time at Aber!! But if it’s not, you’re very welcome too – the coffee and biscuits are on us!
The conference bookshop will be open all week with the helpful team ready to equip you with cross-centred, Biblical resources.