2017 UK Borders Conference

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 Friday 10th – Saturday 11th November 2017

The 2017 Conference Booking Form can be found in PDF format here. Booking is now closed.

Banner of Truth 2017 Borders Conference

When? 10-11 November 2017
Where? Church of Scotland, Chapel Street, Carlisle CA1 1JA

Reformation Past and Present

Iain H. Murray
Ian Hamilton
Phil Heaps

Friday, 10th November

  • 7.15 pm – What the Church Needs to Know – Ian Hamilton
  • 8.30pm – The English Reformation and What Followed (1) – Iain Murray

Saturday, 11th November

  • 9.30am – A Reformation for Desperate Times – Phil Heaps
  • 11.00am – The English Reformation and What Followed (2) – Iain Murray
  • 1.30pm – Q&A and Report
  • 3.00pm – The Lonely Reformer – Phil Heaps


The Church of Scotland is in Chapel Street, which is off Lowther Street near the Lanes Shopping Centre.


Registration for the Conference is from 6:30pm on Friday evening. If attending only on Saturday, please allow time to register before the opening session.


Lunch on Saturday is not provided, but tea and coffee will be available at the Conference venue. Delegates may wish to bring a packed lunch, or make use of one of the many eating places nearby.


Details of convenient guest houses, etc., for overnight accommodation can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre on 01228 598596, or through the following website:

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Iain Murray was co-founder of The Banner of Truth Trust in 1957, and has ministered in Oxford, London, and Sydney. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, Jean, and continues to be active in the Trust’s work.


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Ian Hamilton serves as associate minister at Smithton Free Church in Inverness, and is also a lecturer at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, specialising in Scottish church history and theology.


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Phil Heaps serves full time as an elder at Grace Church, Yate (ten miles north of Bristol). He is married to Ruth and they have four children.