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The Spring Conference was held on Saturday 26th May. Scroll down for the Argyll Convention in August.

Spring Conference - Saturday 26th May

Dr Andy Bannister, Director of SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity led this conference. 

SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity describes itself as ' a ministry organisation based in Scotland.  We are primarily involved in what you might think of as apologetics, but we prefer the term “persuasive evangelism”.   This involves bringing the gospel into all areas of public life – politics, art, the workplace and even the church.' Click below for a sample of its work.


Andy Bannister biography


Prior to working with Solas, Andy was Director and Lead Apologist at the Canada office of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. Andy is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments), is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. When not traveling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber, and photographer. He is married to Astrid; they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher.

Argyll Convention 7th - 9th August


This year's theme is God's saving work

The 2018 Argyll Convention will take place from 7th to 9th August

Venue is the Corran Halls, 54 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB

There is parking at the venue and at nearby car parks.

The main speakers will be David Cook and Martin Allen.

At the morning meetings Martin will show us God at work as we learn from 'Jonah - A Signpost for Humanity'. His addresses are: 'Directions to a Sovereign Saviour', 'Directions to a Real Revival' and 'Directions to God's Compassionate Character'.

David's topic is 'The God Who Seeks and Saves' and he will show us God's Word working as we learn from the Book of Acts. He speaks in the evenings with addresses on: 'The Fulfilment', 'God the Evangelist', and 'There is only one Gospel'.

David was Principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 25 years and now works with a Chinese church in Surry Hills NSW and as an author and conference speaker. He is coming to Oban after speaking at the Gideons International Conference in New Orleans and the Keswick Convention in Cumbria.

Martin and his wife, Ann, are frequent conference speakers. Martin was minister of Chryston Parish Church in Lanarkshire and is now Chairman of the Crieff Fellowship.

Afternoon speakers follow this theme

Tuesday: 'See What God Has Done' -  Tom Lennie, author of Glory in the Glen and Land of Many Revivals will speak on ways God has worked in the Highlands of Scotland, especially Argyll.

Wednesday: 'Christians Facing Challenges' - Nigel Kenny from the Christian Institute presents issues facing Christians in an increasingly secular society.

Thursday: 'Community Bible Experience' - Adrian Armstrong of the Scottish Bible Society tells about an increasingly popular programme run by churches to encourage people to read the New Testament and let its power loose - it is simple and successful.

Each day begins with a time of open prayer starting at 10.00. Do come if you are able.

The Convention will be followed by a Songs of Praise in St John's Cathedral on the evening of Friday 10th.

TUESDAY         10.00 Prayer

                                11.00  ' Directions to a Sovereign Saviour' - Martin Allen

                                  2.00  'See What God has Done' - Tom Lennie                          

                                  7.30  'The Fulfilment' - David Cook


                                 10.00  Prayer

                                 11.00  'Directions to a Real Revival' - Martin Allen

                                  2.00  'Christians Facing Challenges' - Nigel Kenny

                                  7.30  'God the Evangelist' - David Cook

THURSDAY     10.00  Prayer

                                11.00  'Directions toGod's Compassionate Character' - Martin Allen

                                 2.00  'Community Bible Experience' - Adrian Armstrong

.                                 7.30  'There is only one Gospel' - David Cook

FRIDAY               7.30  'Songs of Praise' at St. John's Cathedral

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Spring conference: Saturday 26th May. Convention: Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th August 2018


Spring conference - see top af page

Summer Convention - tba