2014 UK Ministers’ Conference


The Banner Leicester Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men who are (or who have been) in pastoral charges,
or who are theological students at present in training for the ministry, and for men who are serving in missionary work at home or overseas.


Tuesday 22 April – Thursday 24 April 2014.


University of Leicester, Gilbert Murray Hall, Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LG.


Speakers: Andrew Davies, David Meredith, Garry Williams, Norman McAuley, O. Palmer Robertson, Iain Murray.

How Much?

The full conference fee for a Tuesday–Thursday resident is £140*.

We realise that many Ministers are on tight budgets and we do not want people to be unable to attend the conference due to the cost. If you are unable to afford the £140 fee, but could pay between £100 and £140, then please feel free to pay what you are able. In the event that you are not able to afford this, please contact John Rawlinson at the Edinburgh office; we really don’t want anyone to be unable to come due to financial constraints.

*This represents a subsidy of about £15 per person from the Trust. If you are in a position where you are able to pay the unsubsidised cost, we would appreciate that.

Those that delight in praising God themselves cannot but desire that others also may be brought to praise him, that he may have the honour of it and they may have the benefit of it. It is a prayer . . . that they might be converted and brought into the church, and then they would have a disposition to praise God, the living and true God, and not the dumb and dunghill deities they had worshipped, Dan. 5:4. Then their hard thoughts of God would be silenced, and they would see him, in the gospel glass, to be love itself, and the proper object of praise. – Matthew Henry on Psalm 67:3.

Tuesday, 22 April

  • 3.30pm – Opening Sermon – Andrew Davies
  • 5.00pm – Preaching Sin in the Contemporary World – David Meredith
  • 8.00pm – Semper Reformanda – Garry Williams

Wednesday, 23 April

  • 7.25am – United Prayer
  • 9.00am – The Church: The Theatre of God’s Glory – Norman McAuley
  • 11.00am – The Flow of the Psalms [1] – O. Palmer Robertson
  • 3.30pm – Metaphors for Ministers – Garry Williams
  • 5.00pm – Biographical Sketch – Iain Murray
  • 8.00pm – Preaching Christ in the Contemporary World – David Meredith

Thursday, 24 April

  • 7.25am – United Prayer
  • 9.00am – The Church: God’s Witness to the World – Norman McAuley
  • 10.30am – The Flow of the Psalms [2] – O. Palmer Robertson
  • 12.00pm – Closing Sermon – Andrew Davies

Facilities and Accommodation

The conference venue is Gilbert Murray Hall, Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LG, in the Oadby Halls campus of the University of Leicester, in the south-east suburbs of Leicester. Maps showing the conference venue can be seen on www.le.ac.uk/maps.

Conference members are accommodated in single study bedrooms. Towels are provided.

The University Sports Centre is nearby, and free passes will be available for conference members to use the gym.
The University Botanic Gardens are also a short walk away.

The bookroom will be open throughout the conference, stocked with all current Banner books at special conference prices.


Unless special arrangements are made, no one should arrive before 12.30 pm on Tuesday at the earliest. Registration of conference members will be from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm in Gilbert Murray Hall. Thereafter a list of room numbers will be found outside the bookroom in Gilbert Murray Hall, with keys for those arriving late.


All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session.

Any Questions?

The Banner of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh EH12 6EL.

Telephone: 0131 337 7310 or email: info@banneroftruth.co.uk.

Andrew Davies has held pastorates in New Zealand, England, Wales, and Australia, and lectured in Church History and Homiletics at London Theological Seminary and Wales Evangelical School of Theology. Now retired and living in Monmouthshire, he is married to Pam and they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

Palmer Robertson is Principal and Director of African Bible University in Kampala, Uganda. He is a well-known conference speaker in many parts of the world, and the author of numerous books and commentaries, including Jonah: A Study in Compassion, and The Final Word, both published by the Trust. He has also edited and revised Matthew Henry’s treatise on prayer, published by the Trust as A Way to Pray.

Norman McAuley has been pastor of Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, N. Ireland, since 2004, having previously pastored for 18 years in Magherafelt. He is married to Joy, and they have three married daughters and three grandchildren.

David Meredith has been minister of Smithton-Culloden Free Church of Scotland near Inverness for 30 years. He was Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly in 2010. Brought up in Paisley and Skye, he is married to Nina, and they have four children.

Iain Murray was co-founder (with Jack Cullum) of The Banner of Truth Trust in 1957, and has ministered in Oxford, London, and Sydney, Australia. He has written many titles published by the Trust, in whose work he remains active. He is still writing.

Garry Williams is the Director of the John Owen Centre at London Theological Seminary, Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA, and an elder at ChristChurch, Harpenden.