How It All Started

In August 1964, nearly one hundred brethren and sisters met for a week-long Bible Conference in Lincoln College, Oxford University. It was from this initial venue that the name ‘The Oxford Conference’ arose and it was kept for many years, even though the venue often changed. More recently it has become ‘The Christadelphian Conference’ but the objectives of the gathering have remained unchanged – to provide an occasion for brethren and sisters to share in worship, prayer and study at a tranquil location, away from the distractions of daily life.

2023 sees the start of a new venue – Moor Hall Conference Centre, Cookham, which is a 19th century Manor House, set within 9 acres of landscaped grounds and can accommodate up to 80 attendees. Because of the small size of the Conference, it has a family atmosphere making it easy to get to know everyone and to “belong”.

The Conference begins at 4pm with a cup of tea in the lounge and and concludes at 1pm Saturday after a Breaking of Bread or Devotional followed by lunch.

A Typical Day

7.40 am  –  Meditation
8.00 am  –  Breakfast
9.00 am  –  First study
10.00 am  –  Break
10.15 am  –  Second study
11.15 am  –  Coffee break
12.00-12.50 pm  –  Group discussion on the daily readings
1.00 pm  –  Lunch
3.15 pm  – Informal discussion on the day’s studies
4.15 pm  –  Tea/Coffee
4.45 pm  –  Third study
6.30 pm  –  Dinner
8.00 pm  –  Evening activity
9.00 pm  –  Supper drinks
9.15-10.00 pm  – Informal Singing

Things To Do

Afternoons provide time to sit and chat, walk around the grounds, organise your own activities or simply to rest.

There’s also the opportunity to organise your own activities.  Moor Hall is in the historic Thames Valley village of Cookham near Maidenhead.

At 3.15pm there is an informal discussion on the day’s studies followed by coffee or tea at 4.15 pm.

Evening activities are more practical or light hearted such as information on our welfare organisations and preaching work, the wonders of God’s creation or items with a musical flavour, such as ‘Desert Island Hymns’ or ‘Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs’.