The Scottish Reformed Conference (SRC) is a unique event in the Scottish Christian calendar at which believers of all ages and denominations gather to know the benefit and blessing of faithful ministry of the highest calibre as well as the delight of warm, Christian fellowship. It is our prayer that God will continue to use the SRC to bless, encourage and inspire His people and to enable them to enjoy fellowship and friendship across denominational boundaries.
SRC 2020 Cancelled
It is with great regret that the SRC committee has decided to cancel this year’s conference, as a result of the current restrictions that are in place due to the coronavirus epidemic.
At this point in time, it looks very unlikely that the venue will be available, mass-gatherings will be permitted in May, and not least, that our speakers will be permitted to travel. Therefore, it will not be possible for the conference to take place.
The committee would appreciate your prayers as they plan for next year’s conference which will take place, God willing, on Saturday 8th May 2021.
Our speakers for 2020 were due to be Dr Joel Beeke and Rev Rupert Bentley-Taylor:
Dr. Joel R. Beeke makes a very welcome return to our platform, having preached at the SRC in 2008 & 2011. He was converted at the age of 14, and has pastored for more than forty years in three churches. Currently, he is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (since 1994), a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan (since 1986), editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.
He has written and co-authored one hundred books, edited another one hundred books, and contributed 2,500 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. He is presently working on writing a systematic theology and a book on preaching from the preacher’s heart to the listener’s heart.
His PhD is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) on assurance of faith. He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world in dozens of countries. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children and four grandchildren.
We are also delighted to welcome back Rupert Bentley-Taylor. Rupert was born into a missionary family and lived as a child in the Far East. He taught history for six years and then went on to serve as a pastor for 30 years, firstly in Bournemouth and then in Bath. He also served for three years as the very last FIEC President and is currently a Trustee of, and Theological Adviser to, the Christian Institute. He has taught the Bible in a number of training courses and conventions and been engaged in preaching training in North India over many years.
Rupert, with his wife Margie, are currently involved in a new church, Emmanuel Church, in Bath, though Rupert now speaks widely across the country. They have four grown-up children and eleven grandchildren.