2019 UK Borders Conference

Friday 8th – Saturday 9th November 2019

The booking form for the Borders Conference can be found here. Online booking is available here.

The theme of the conference is ‘Bold I Approach: Christ Our Mediator

Banner of Truth 2019 Borders Conference

When? 8-9 November 2019
Where? Church of Scotland, Chapel Street, Carlisle CA1 1JA

Bold I Approach: Christ Our Mediator

Norman McAuley
Josh Rieger
Donald John MacLean

Friday, 8th November

  • 7.15pm — Our Greatest Privilege — Norman McAuley
  • 8.30pm — Christ, the Heavenly Lamb — Josh Rieger

Saturday, 9th November

  • 9.30am — Our Advocate with the Father — Norman McAuley
  • 11.00am — Hugh Martin: Mining the Riches of the Atonement — Donald John MacLean
  • 1.30pm — Q&A and Reports
  • 3.00pm — Clothed in Righteousness Divine — Josh Rieger


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:

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.

Josh Rieger is the founding minister of Hexham Presbyterian Church, in Northumberland, where he has served for the last 5 years. After graduating, he served for 7 years in the US Navy. He left the Navy to attend seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received his MDiv. Josh has been married to Gina for 14 years and they have three children.

Donald John MacLean is an actuary by profession, is a Trustee of the Banner of Truth and an elder in Cambridge Presbyterian Church where he preaches regularly. He is married to Ruth and has two children