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This is a list of the Christmas and Easter Conventions of the Upwey and Belgrave Heights Conventions.

1918 to 1919

Christmas and New Year 1918–1919 [1]      Wednesday 25th December to Sunday 5th January, except Monday 30th December and Saturday 4th January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Rev. C. and Mrs. Lack of the China Inland Mission
  • Dr. D. S. MacColl
  • Dr. Thos. Porter
  • Frank Varley
  • W. J. Foster
  • others

3 p.m. and/or "on departure of Evening Trains", plus morning meetings on the Sundays.

Xmas and New Year 1919–20 [2]      Thursday 25th December to Sunday 4th January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

1920 to 1924

Christmas and New Year, 1920–21      

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Rev. C.H, Nash
  • Dr. D.S. MacColl
  • Rev. Edgar Miller
  • Rev. Carment Urquhart

Xmas and New Year, 1921–22 [1][3]      Sunday 25th December to Monday 2nd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speaker included:

  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • Dr. D. S. McColl
  • Geo. T. B. Davis (U.S.A.)
  • Rev. Walter Jarvis (Queensland)
  • A. W. Bradley (Egypt General Mission)
  • Dr. Northcote (S.S.E.M.)
  • Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Jamieson (China Inland Mission)
  • Miss Bennetts (S. African General Mission)
  • N. Lumsden (Victorian Open-Air Mission)
  • W. J. Foster (Bendigo)
  • Frank Varley
  • T. Graham
  • others

Morning, afternoon (3 p.m., for children), and/or evening meetings on the Sundays, in the Upwey and Belgrave Union Church halls. Afternoon (3 p.m.) or evening (8 p.m.) meeting on other days.

Xmas and New Year, 1922–23 [4]      Saturday 23rd December to Friday 5th January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • Rev. S. Beckingham
  • Rev. J. Campbell Robinson
  • Rev. H. A. C. Allen
  • Dr. Northcote Deck
  • Dr. D. S. MacColl
  • N. Lumsden
  • F. Varley

Missionaries expected to take part included:

  • Mr. & Mrs. H. A. C. Allen
  • Mr. & Mrs. Westwood of China Inland Mission
  • Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Carne of Christian Missionary Alliance, South China
  • Dr. Deck of the Solomon Islands
  • J. H. Coombe
  • Miss M. Gould of India
  • Miss S. A. Bennetts of South Africa
  • Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Burgess of Australian Aborigines

Xmas and New Year, 1923–24      
(No details yet found.)

Xmas and New Year, 1924–25 [5]      Wednesday 24th December to Sunday 4th January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Northcote Deck from the Solomon Islands
  • Rev. Paul Kanamori, a Japanese evangelist
  • C. H. Nash
  • S. Beckingham
  • J. S. Harrison from London
  • A. Jolly
  • W. J. T. Pay
  • H. F. Wright
  • D. Hamilton
  • W. J. Foster

Missionaries expected to take part included:

  • Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Pike from China
  • Miss Bennetts from Africa
  • G. Liptrott
  • Miss Cornish
  • Miss Ferguson
  • Miss Todd from India
  • Miss Mannett
  • Miss M. Searle with the Church Missionary Society

1925 to 1929

Xmas and New Year, 1925–26 [6]      Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Northcote Deck, F.R.G.S.
  • C. J. Rolls of the Auckland Bible Institute
  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • J. S. Harrison
  • S. Hanna

Missionaries expected to take part included:

  • Madame Yasnovsky of Russia
  • Dr. Northcote Deck of the Solomon Islands
  • Miss Bennetts of South Africa
  • Miss Grace Chapman of India
  • Miss Lock working with Australian Aborigines
  • Miss Malcom working with Australian Aborigines
  • Miss Pemberton of China
  • Miss Poppins of China
  • Miss Parsons of Poona
  • Miss Todd of Mukti

Christmas & New Year, 1926–27 [1][7][8]      Friday 24th December to Monday 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

Christmas & New year, 1927–28 [1][9]      Sunday 25th December to Monday 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Pastor Mallis (former missionary in India)
  • Rev. W. J. Kemp of the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle

Christmas & New Year, 1928-29 [1][10]      Monday 24th December to Thursday 3rd January.

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Pastor W. Mallis
  • Rev. William Lamb
  • J. H. Robinson
  • Hon. secretary: H. P. Smith

Christmas & New Year, 1929–30 [11]      Tuesday 24th December to Thursday 2nd January.

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Northcote Deck
  • Rev. Canon Begbie
  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • Rev. C. N. Lack
  • Rev. A. D. Shaw

1930 to 1934

Christmas 1930 [12][1]      24th December to 2nd January
(On new property)

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • C. J. Rolls of New Zealand
  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • Rev. C. N. Lack
  • Rev. F. E. Newnham
  • Rev. W. P. Hodge
  • Rev. R. C. M. Long
  • F. McCarthy
  • Rev. S. Beckingham
  • various missionaries
  • Starts 8 p.m. Wednesday 24th.
  • Daily prayer meeting at 7 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. weekdays and Sat. 27th (11:15 Tue. MBI meeting)
  • 11 a.m. Sun. 28th
  • 2:30 p.m. Wed. 31st
  • 3 p.m. Boxing Day and Sun. 28th (Sunday is young people's meeting)
  • 3:30 p.m. New Year's Day
  • 7:30 p.m. daily (Sunday Gospel meeting, Wed. 31st Missionary meeting, Thursday 1st Testimony meeting)
  • Last meeting 10:30 a.m. Sat. 3rd.
  • Additional special meetings 7:30 p.m. Sat. 3rd and 3 p.m. Sun. 4th.
  • Chairman: Dr. J. J. Kitchen
  • Hon. Treasurer: Mr. W. L. Wright
  • Hon. Secretary: Mr. H. P. Smith
  • Assistant Secretary: Mr. Andrew Graham.

Christmas 1931 [1]      24th December to 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Rev. Evan R. Harries
  • Dr. D. S. MacColl
  • Rev. J. E. Newnham
  • Pastor W. Mallis
  • Rev. A. D. Shaw
  • Rev. W. F. Betts
  • Rev. A. H. Constable
  • Rev. W. T. C. Storrs
  • Rev. W. D. Jackson
  • Pastor J. E. Thomas
  • various missionaries
  • First meeting 8 p.m. Thu. 24th
  • 7 a.m. daily prayer meeting
  • 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 am. daily except Sundays
  • 11:00 a.m. Sundays
  • 2:30 p.m. Thu. 31st. and Sun. 3rd
  • 3 p.m. Boxing Day, Sun. 27th, and Fri. 1st
  • 7:30 p.m. daily (from Christmas Day)
  • Chairman: Dr. J. J. Kitchen
  • Hon. Treasurer: Mr. W. L. Wright
  • Hon. Secretary: Mr. H. P. Smith
  • Assistant Secretaries: Mr. Andrew Graham and Mr. W. A. Taaffe.

Christmas 1932 [13][14]      25th December to 3rd January
(First convention with permanent building)

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • Principal Morling of the Baptist College in New South Wales
  • M. McCormish of N.S.W. Open-air Mission
  • Rev. A. D. Shaw
  • Rev. C. N. Lack
  • Rev. W. H. Winton
  • Rev. W. D. Jackson
  • Rev. J. E. Newnham
  • Pastor J. E. Thomas
  • Rev. R. Long

Christmas 1933 [15][16]      23rd December to 2nd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Rev. Evan R. Harries
  • Rev. Hugh Paton
  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • John G. Ridley, evangelist
  • J. E. Newnham of Kew Baptist Church
  • A. D. Shaw of Upwey Union Church

Christmas 1934 [17]      22nd December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Dr. W. Grahame Scroggie of Edinburgh
  • Rev. W. P. Nicholson, an Irish evangelist
  • Rev. A. D. Shaw
  • Rev. R. C. M. Long
  • Rev. C. N. Lack of the China Inland Mission
  • Rev. W. H. Hinton
  • Chairman: Dr. Kitchen
  • Secretary: H. P. Smith

1935 to 1939

Christmas 1935       24th December to 5th January[18]
(No other details yet found.)

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Chairman: Dr. J. J. Kitchen

Christmas 1936 [19]      to 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • G. H. Morling
  • Rev. Hugh Paton
  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • Rev. A. H. Potter
  • Rev. A. H. Constable
  • Rev. W. F. Betts
  • W. L. Wright

Christmas 1937 [20][21]      24th December to 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers:

  • Rev. Dr. R. V. Bingham of the Sudan Interior Mission from Canada
  • Archdeacon Begbie of Sydney
  • Dr. C. J. Rolls, Dean of the Missionary and Bible College in Sydney and former missionary in India
  • Rev. W. F. Betts
  • Rev. F. A. Crawshaw
  • Rev. W. H. Hinton
  • J. H. Robinson
  • G. R. Hutchinson

Christmas 1939 [22]      23rd December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers:

  • Principal G. H. Morling
  • Rev. Hugh Paton of Sydney
  • J. Oswald Sanders
  • Archdeacon G. T. Denham from China
  • A. H. Hawley from South America
  • Rev. J. Bruce Montgomerie
  • Trevor Morris
  • Rev. C. H. Nash
  • J. E. Newnham
  • W. L. Wright

1940 to 1944

Christmas 1940 [23]      to 1st January and 4th and 5th January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Canon T. C. Hammond
  • Archdeacon H. S. Begbie
  • Rev. J. G. Ridley

Christmas 1941       24th December to 1st January and 3rd and 4th January[24]

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:[25]

  • Rev. C. J. Tinsley of Sydney, vice-president of the World's Baptist Alliance and former president general of the Baptist Union of Australia.

Christmas 1942 [26]      24th December to 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Canon T. C. Hammond, of Moore College
  • Rev. Adam Clarke,
  • Rev. J. H. Coombe
  • Rev. F. A. Crawshaw
  • Rev. J. Lewis Hurse
  • Rev. J. Bruce Montgomerie
  • Rev. J. E. Newnham
  • Rev. W. Phillips
  • Rev. J. W. Searle
  • Rev. H. F. Wright
  • Pastor J. E. Thomas
  • Evangelist Geo. Beckett
  • Leonard K. Buck
  • W. J. Embery
  • Trevor M. Morris
  • Arthur Pocklington
  • J. H. Robinson
  • J. H. Ullyatt
  • W. L. Wright
  • Effie Varley

Christmas 1943 [27]      24th December to 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • J. O. Sanders
  • Rev. J. H. Deane of N.S.W.
  • Dean H. T. Langley
  • Rev. C. I. McLaren
  • Rev. W. H. Hinton
  • Rev. J. Lewis Hurse
  • Rev. D. Ian Munro
  • Rev. J. W. Searle
  • Pastor J. E. Thomas
  • Trevor M. Morris
  • S. P. Waddingham
  • W. L. Wright

Christmas 1944 [28]      23rd December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Rev. J. H. Deane
  • Rev. Marcus Loane
  • Ref. J. G. Ridley
  • Bishop F. Houghton
  • Rev. Geo. Brown
  • Rev. Gus Wilson
  • Rev. L. J. Gomm
  • W. L. Wright
  • Trevor Morris
  • L. E. Buck
  • Captain J. A. Robinson

1945 to 1949

Christmas 1945 [29]      22nd December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Principal G. H. Morling
  • Rev. J. G. Ridley
  • A. A. Gilchrist of Sydney
  • Rev. J. W. Searle
  • Rev. H. M. Arrowsmith
  • J. H. Robinson
  • W. L. Wright
  • L. E. Buck
  • A. Pocklington

Christmas 1946      
(No details yet found.)

Christmas 1947 [1]     


Christmas 1948      
(No details yet found.)

Christmas 1949       24th December to 2nd January
(Last Convention at Upwey) (No other details yet found.)


1980 to 1984

Easter 1984       Friday 20th April to Wednesday 25th April

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Mr. Gary Inrig
  • Dr. Ronald Dunn
  • Mr. Bill Newman

Christmas 1984       Wednesday 26th December 1984 to Tuesday 1st January 1985

Speakers Meetings Officers

Main Speakers:

  • Rev. Dr. John Balchin
  • Rev. Phillip Jensen
  • Rev. Michael Maeliau

Other Speakers:

  • Most Rev. Dr. David Penman
  • Mr. Doug Anderson

1985 to 1989

Christmas 1985       Thursday 26th December 1985 to Wednesday 1st January 1986

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Dr. J. Sidlow Baxter
  • Dr. Theodore Williams
  • Rev. Don Churchman

Christmas 1989       Tuesday 26th December 1989 to Monday 1st January 1990

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Rev. David Jackman
  • Dr. Peter Wilkes
  • Dr. G. D. James
  • Rev. Don Churchman

1997

Easter 1997      
(No other details yet found.)

Speakers Meetings Officers

Speakers included:

  • Nigel Lee

2000 to 2004

Easter 2001       13th to 16th April

Speakers Meetings Officers

Summer 2001/02       28th December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Easter 2002       29th March to 1st April

Speakers Meetings Officers

Summer 2002/03       28th December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Easter 2003       18th to 21st April

Speakers Meetings Officers

Summer 2003/04       27th December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Dr. Andrew Macrae (Professor-Emeritus of Evangelism and Mission, Director of Doctoral Sutdies, Acadia Divinity College, Canada)
  • Dr. Ajith Fernando (YFC National Director, Sri Lanka)
  • Robert Coyle (Director Youth Dimension Victoria)
  • Bishop Stephen Hale (Bishop of the Eastern Region of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne)

Easter 2004       9th to 12th April

Speakers Meetings Officers

Summer 2004/05       29th December to 2nd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

2005 to 2009

Easter 2005       25th to 28th March

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • David Jackman
  • David Cook

Summer 2005/06       28th December to 1st January

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Bruce Milne
  • John North

Easter 2006       14th to 16th April

Speakers Meetings Officers

Summer 2006/07      

Speakers Meetings Officers

Easter 2007      

Speakers Meetings Officers

Summer 2007/08       Friday 28th December 2007 to Tuesday 1st January 2008

Speakers Meetings Officers

Main Speakers:

Other Speakers:

  • Hilary Price
  • David Cummings

Easter 2008       Friday 21st March to Monday 24th March

Speakers Meetings Officers

Main Speakers:

Other Speaker:

  • Peter Riddell

Summer 2008/09       Wednesday 31st December 2008 to Sunday 4th January 2009

Speakers Meetings Officers

Main speakers:

  • Jonathan Lamb
  • Ian Powell

Other speaker:

  • Kofi-Anane-Fenin

Easter 2009       Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Rod Wilson
  • David Cook

Summer 2009/10       Wednesday 30th December to Sunday 3rd January

Speakers Meetings Officers

Main speakers:

Other speakers

  • Ruth Coffey
  • Rev. Martin Pakula

2010 to 2014

Easter 2010       Fri. 2nd April, 2010Fri. April 2nd, 2010 to Mon. 5th April, 2010Mon. April 5th, 2010

Speakers Meetings Officers

93rd summer Convention; 2010/11 [1]      Thu. 30th December, 2010Thu. December 30th, 2010 to Mon. 3rd January, 2011Mon. January 3rd, 2011

Speakers Meetings Officers

Main speakers:

  • Derek Tidball (former Principal of the London School of Theology)
  • Richard Condie (vicar of St. Judes, Carlton)
  • Daily at 9:30 a.m. except Sunday
  • Daily at 11:30 a.m. except Sunday
  • 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. (missions meeting), and 7 p.m. Sunday
  • 2:30 p.m. seminar on Friday and Saturday
  • Daily at 7 p.m. except Monday (Saturday was a Gospel meeting)
  • Chairman: David Price
  • CEO: Geoff Gawler
  • Treasurer: Bruce Prescott

95th Summer Convention; 2013/14       Sat. 28th December, 2013Sat. December 28th, 2013 to Wed. 1st January, 2014Wed. January 1st, 2014

Speakers Meetings Officers
  • Dominic Smart
  • Rory Shiner
  • Daily at 9:30 a.m. except Sunday
  • Daily at 11:30 a.m. except Sunday (Tuesday was missions meeting)
  • 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday (DVD replay of 9:30 a.m. meeting)
  • 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday (workshops?)
  • 7:00 p.m. daily except Wednesday.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Program or brochure for that Convention.
  2. Advertisement, The Argus, 20 December 1919, p.13.
  3. Advertisement The Argus, 24 December 1921, p.13.
  4. Advertisement, The Argus, 23 December 1922, p.12.
  5. Advertisement, The Argus, 20 December 1924, p.18.
  6. Advertisement, The Argus, 19 December 1925, p.29.
  7. Church News, The Argus, 24 December 1926, p.6.
  8. Advertisement, The Argus, 24 December 1926, p.15.
  9. Christian Endeavour: Record Attendances at Convention., The Argus, 6 January 1928, p.11.
  10. Church notices, The Argus, 22 December 1928, p.22
  11. Advertisement, The Argus, 21 December 1929, p.14.
  12. Advertisement, The Argus, 20 December 1930, p.14.
  13. Upwey Gospel Crusade., The Argus, 27 December 1932, p.4.
  14. Church Convention., The Argus, 31 December 1932, p.14.
  15. Holiday Resorts:Upwey, The Argus, 30 December 1933, p.17.
  16. Advertisement, The Argus, 23 December 1933, p.19.
  17. Christian Convention, The Argus, 26 December 1934, p.6.
  18. Church News, The Argus, 4 January 1936, p.15.
  19. Advertisement,The Argus, 26 December 1936, p.3.
  20. Advertisement, The Argus, 24 December 1937, p.15.
  21. Denominational Activities, The Argus, 24 December 1937, p.4.
  22. Advertisement, The Argus, 23 December 1939, p.11.
  23. Advertisement, The Argus, 28 December 1940, p.9.
  24. Advertisement, The Argus, 20 December 1940, p.10.
  25. Personal, The Argus, 7 January 1942, p.2.
  26. Advertisement, The Argus, 19 December 1942, p.14.
  27. Advertisement, The Argus, 24 December 1943, p.7.
  28. Advertisement, The Argus, 23 December 1944, p.14.
  29. Advertisement, The Argus, 22 December 1945, p.20.
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