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43 Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 2TL

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We are pleased you are exploring our website, but we would be even more pleased for you to come and visit us at:

Christadelphian Hall
43 Ridgacre Road
B32 2TL

What to expect

YOU can expect a warm welcome!

Whether you have visited a Christadelphian meeting before or not, there will be someone there to make you feel at home, to make sure that you have a Bible and a hymn book, and to guide you to a seat.

During the meeting there will be prayers, hymns, Bible readings and Bible-based talks. It will very quickly become apparent that Christadelphians respect the Bible; they base their beliefs solely on the Bible; they use the Bible as a guide for their lives.

You will find that Christadelphian meetings are quiet and reverential. Speakers are not heckled or applauded. However, the talks are always received with genuine thanks and often result in enthusiastic discussion after the meeting. Christadelphians do not have paid ministers. Instead the meetings are arranged and led by the members themselves.

Christadelphians stand up during hymns and prayers. They follow the Bible readings and turn up passages with the speaker during the talk. Don’t worry if you don’t know your way around the Bible yet; you can either sit back and listen or keep one finger in the contents page.

Christadelphian women wear hats during the meetings in accordance with the Apostle Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 11, but this is not expected of non-Christadelphians.

If you decide to visit us, we hope that you will stay and chat with us following the meeting so that we may meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Breaking of Bread

11:00am every Sunday

ON the evening before Jesus was crucified, he asked Peter and John to prepare a meal for him to share with his disciples. While they were gathered together Jesus took a loaf of bread, offered a prayer of thanks and divided it amongst the disciples. “This is my body,” he said, “do this as often as you meet together to remember me.”

After the meal he took a cup of wine, offered a prayer of thanks and said, “this is the blood of the new covenant, shed for you — share it between you all.” He explained that he would not taste wine until he met with the disciples in the Kingdom of God.

Do this in remembrance of me.

1 Corinthians 11:24, English Standard Version

After Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension to heaven the disciples met regularly on the first day of the week and remembered Jesus in the way he commanded.

In the same way, baptised Christadelphian believers meet on the first day of the week, Sunday, and remember Jesus by sharing bread and wine. This is the main focus of our lives together as a community of believers. We use this time of shared remembrance to individually consider our lives as disciples of Jesus. It provides a quiet focus for us and refreshes us on our walk towards God’s kingdom.

Our Breaking of Bread meeting includes prayers, hymns, Bible readings and a Bible talk intended to build us up and strengthen us. We share bread and wine amongst our own baptised members and visitors from other Christadelphian meetings to remember God’s love in providing His son Jesus as an offering for our sins.

The Breaking of Bread meeting is held at 11:00am every Sunday and is open to all, but only baptised Christadelphians can share the bread and wine with us or are expected to contribute to the collections.

Bible Hour

1:00pm every Sunday

JUST before Jesus ascended into heaven he commanded his disciples to share the good news of his teaching with the world: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”

The disciples acted on this command and preached in Jerusalem, in Judaea, throughout Israel and eventually throughout the whole of the Roman empire. Through the ages knowledge of the Bible has spread as man has travelled around the world. When talking to the Roman Centurion Cornelius, Peter explained that Jesus had commanded them to preach to the people.

When the leaders of the Jews in Jerusalem were attempting to prevent Peter and the other disciples preaching in the city, Peter defended his actions by saying that he had to share the things which he had seen and heard.

Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Mark 16:15, English Standard Version

The prophet Jeremiah describes his feelings when he once tried to stop sharing God’s message with the people: “God’s word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.”

We too like to share the message of God’s word. Christadelphians are happy to talk about their beliefs at any time and enjoy discussions around the Bible.

So on Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm we hold a public Bible Hour to which all are invited. The session is aimed at those who are not Christadelphians. The meeting includes prayers, hymns and a Bible reading. There is a varied programme of talks based around the core principles of the Bible message. There is no collection and you will not be asked to make a donation.

Visitors are warmly welcomed and encouraged to arrive up to 30 minutes before the meeting to enjoy our company and some light refreshments.

Bible Class

8:00pm every Wednesday

WHEN Paul went to Berea in Macedonia, the Jews of the synagogue listened carefully to his teaching and then checked that what he had been saying complemented the Old Testament writings. They were commended by God because they were prepared to consider what Paul was saying with an open mind.

Paul instructed Timothy to continue in his love of God’s word. He explained that all the Bible is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Paul explained that the Bible provided all he needed to be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

When writing to the believers in Rome, Paul explained that the stories in the Bible have been recorded to teach us how to live in Christ. The Bible is there to increase our patience and strengthen our hope. In Psalm 119 we read “Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day” and “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105, English Standard Version

Christadelphians appreciate the importance of Bible reading and study. We try to read the Bible daily, following the Bible Companion, a Bible reading planner which guides us through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice in a year.

On Wednesday evenings at 8.00pm we meet at the West Birmingham Christadelphian Hall to enjoy shared Bible study. The meeting includes hymns, prayers and a Bible reading, but the main focus is a talk centred on in-depth Bible study. It is primarily intended for our own members and those used to a detailed study of God’s word. However the meeting is open to the public, we would welcome your company, and encourage you to stay after the meeting to enjoy some light refreshments.