2019 Youth Conference

Dates: 5-8 April 2019

Online booking is closed.



The Conference is intended for young people over the age of 16. It is an opportunity to find out why the Christian’s is the most serious, but also the happiest life, and to have the opportunity of meeting many young people who hold that belief, from churches across the UK and beyond. Every year, many newcomers find a friendly welcome and feel quickly at ease.

Excellent teaching, fellowship and of course, great food! Thoroughly recommended! – Aaron Paul, First-time attendee, St Albans

** As in previous years, a fully-stocked Banner bookroom will be open throughout the conference **


Friday 5 April – Monday 8 April 2019.


Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL


Stuart Olyott
Robert McCollum
Alasdair Macleod
Jonathan Watson

How Much?

Residents – Fri dinner to Sun dinner – £95 (Twin room £55)*
Fri dinner to Mon breakfast – £110 (Twin room £70)*

Those wishing to attend for just one day or part of a day should contact us at the Edinburgh office.

*Sorry, twin rooms are no longer available, fully booked.

Friday, 5 April

  • 6.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.45pm – Christian Doubt – Stuart Olyott

Saturday, 6 April

  • 8.15am – Breakfast
  • 9.15am – The Workings of a Sovereign God (Ruth 2:1-13) – Robert McCollum
  • 10.30am – Coffee
  • 11.00am – Our Deepest Need: Freedom! (Romans 8:1ff) – Alasdair Macleod
  • 12.45pm – Lunch
  • 5.00pm – Why Read C. H. Spurgeon? – Jonathan Watson
  • 6.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.45pm – Christian Zeal – Stuart Olyott

Sunday, 7 April

  • 8.15am – Breakfast
  • 9.15am – Prayer
  • 11.00am – Morning Worship: The Discovery of a Gracious Redeemer (Ruth 2:14-27) – Robert McCollum
  • 12.45pm – Lunch
  • 3.00pm – Questions and Discussion
  • 4.45pm – Afternoon Tea
  • 6.00pm – Evening Worship: Our Deepest Need: Security (Romans 8:3ff) – Alasdair Macleod
  • 7.30pm – Dinner
  • 9.00pm – Fellowship and Prayer

Monday, 8 April

  • 8.00am – Breakfast

Facilities and Accommodation

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Venue

Accommodation is in single study bedrooms. Please note that towels are provided.

There is an opportunity on Saturday afternoon to play various sports, so suitable clothing should be brought by those wishing to participate.

The bookroom will be open on Friday and Saturday. This will be stocked with all current Banner books at special prices.


Arrival should not be before 4.30 pm on the Friday. If not arriving by 6.25 pm, please advise us when booking.


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.



Stuart Olyott is a preacher, writer, and formerly minister of congregations in the UK and Switzerland.



Alasdair Macleod is the minister of Smithton Free Church of Scotland, Inverness.



Robert McCollum is the minister of Newtonwards Reformed Presbyterian Church, Northern Ireland.



Jonathan Watson is the General Editor of the Banner of Truth Trust, formerly a minister in Northern Ireland and Jersey.