Tewkesbury Bible Learning Centre
We opened Tewkesbury's first Bible Learning Centre in July / Aug 2017
It is now closed - but over 1200 visitors came in!!
This amazing centre was designed for one purpose - to help encourage everyone to READ THE BIBLE!
The Bible Learning Centre was at 105 High Street ,Tewkesbury.
What we learned since signing the lease is that 105 High Street, Tewkebsury was actually the home of the first Christadelphian in Tewkesbury and his name was William Osborne.
William Osborne lived from 1825 to 1899 and was baptised 1868. William ran his own grocery business from this exact address and lived above the shop.
In fact William Osborne wrote one of the hymns in the Christadelphian Hymn Book - "A rose shall bloom in the lonely place"
We have also learned that the Tewkesbury ecclesia met in this exact address until the mid 1880’s when they built their own hall.
In 1867 (exactly 150 years ago) Robert Roberts (a pioneer Christadelphian) was invited by William Osborne to give a lecture in Tewkesbury.
He would have undoubedtly stayed with William Osborne at 105 High Street that evening.
It is incredible that we "found" this property and without prior knowledge of its background have re-established a Christadelphian preaching place there.
So what did the Bible Learning Centre show you?
Well the exact same message and understanding of the BIble that William Osborne and Robert Roberts had over 150 years ago.
We had a small Bible Exhibition, Bibles and Children's Bible books for sale, seminars and 1-1 Bible discussions and much more.