Bibile by the Beach 2019

Lively and contemporary in style, Bible by the Beach is a high quality, Bible-centred conference for all God's people. It attracts church groups, couples, families and individuals at all stages on their Christian journey.

Gathering together in Eastbourne over the first May bank holiday weekend each year, more than 1000 Christians of all ages are encouraged, strengthened and equipped through clear, faithful and applied teaching of the Bible.

Our theme for 2019 is AMAZED - Sin, Grace and an amazing God and our speakers include Don Carson, Marcus Nodder, Lee Gatiss, Linda Allcock, Mike Reeves, Mark Pickles and Dan Strange.

Noel Tredinnick and the All Souls Orchestra will, once again, be leading our music worship throughout the weekend. A full children and youth programme, an extensive bookstall and exhibition area, and After Hours evening events are all part of the Bible by the Beach programme for 2019.

Now back in the Congress Theatre!

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Main talks and seminars


Don Carson

D. A. Carson is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and president of The Gospel Coalition. He has written or edited about sixty books, including the Pillar New Testament Commentary volume on the Gospel according to John, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism, Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, The Intolerance of Tolerance, Christ and Culture Revisited, the long-popular New Testament Commentary Survey, and The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures.

Linda Allcock

Linda lives in Central London with her husband Jonty, and loves working alongside him in The Globe Church. They’ve been in church ministry for nearly 20 years. Her life is a crazy, fun mix of boys (she has three, plus Jonty!), Bible teaching, hospitality, writing and feeding people. She blogs at

Ed Drew

Ed Drew is the Director of Faith in Kids, which exists to support churches and parents in raising children to trust in Jesus Christ eternally. Before that for 12 years he was the Families’ Worker at Dundonald Church, in South West London. He’s married to Mary and they have 3 children. Previously Ed was an Engineer and is still happiest building and fixing things.

Lee Gatiss

Dr Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society, and Lecturer in Church History at Union School of Theology. He is the author/editor of a number of books including The Forgotten Cross and The NIV Proclamation Bible.

Marcus Nodder

Marcus has been the senior minister at St Peter’s Barge, London’s only floating church, since 2004. He is married to Lina and has four children. After studying Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge he had a brief spell in banking. Since then he has been in Christian ministry. He is a graduate of Oak Hill Theological College. He enjoys chopping down trees and kayaking in Sweden. His most recent book is called City Lives.

Mark Pickles

Mark was an Anglican minister for 25 years before taking up the post of Director of Anglican training at Oak Hill College in 2014. Since August 2018, he has been the Director of the North West Partnership. He is married to Diane and has three children.

Michael Reeves

Michael is President of Union, and teaches in the areas of theology, preaching, and spiritual formation. He is a local church minister, Director of the European Theologians Network, and speaks and teaches regularly worldwide. Previously he has been Head of Theology for UCCF and an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is married to Bethan, and together they have two daughters, Lucy and Mia.

Dan Strange

Dan Strange is College Director at Oak Hill College, London. His most recent book, Their Rock is Not Like Our Rock, received an Award of Merit for Theology/Ethics in Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards. He is married to Elly and has seven children. Dan is an Elder at East Finchley Baptist Church. He regularly suffers as a season ticket holder at West Ham United and the presents he received for his 40th birthday a few years ago sums him up: a complete set of Bach cantatas, and a day spent with Jimmy White.

Each year about 300 young people come to Bible by the Beach with their parents and friends. Whether this is your first time or you’ve been many times before we’d love to welcome you. We’re sure you’ll have lots of fun and make new friends along the way.

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Tickets are available for the whole weekend or individual days. There are concessions for students, discounts for early bird booking and further discounts for groups including 10+ adults.

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Each year about 300 young people come to Bible by the Beach with their parents and friends. Whether this is your first time or you’ve been many times before we’d love to welcome you. We’re sure you’ll have lots of fun and make new friends along the way.

Accommodation & Travel

Once you've booked your conference ticket you may have questions about booking accommodation, finding the venue or things to do around Eastbourne.

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Ticket sales alone do not cover our costs. We rely on the generosity of our Friends and delegates to sustain the event financially. If you are able to support us please click on the button below to find out more.

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Alongside two part-time event organisers it is the band of 150 volunteers that make BBTB happen. Without the warm smile of the stewards, the energy & enthusiasm of the youth team or the calm efficiency at the welcome desk this event could not take place. Our volunteers comment on how rewarding and enjoyable it is being part of the team and if you think you have something to offer we would love to hear from you. In return we will provide all meals whilst on duty, free entry to the conference when not on duty, some help with travel expenses and free access to recorded talks immediately after the event. Call us to find out more, or click on the button to download an application form.

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We have partnered with 10ofthose to bring you a selection of recommended books at discount prices related to the conference theme and its speakers.

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The Trustees are delighted to be able to offer most talks from past events as free individual downloads. If you are able to make a donation then this will ensure the future provision of this outstanding audio collection to encourage, educate and feed Christians all over the world.

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These are just a few of our past exhibitors.

  • 121 financial services logo
  • Christian Institute logo
  • AID logo
  • Christians Against Poverty logo
  • One Way UK logo
  • Creation Ministries logo
  • The Gideons international logo
  • Sussex Gospel logo
  • Release logo
  • Christian Concern logo
  • Christian Gift logo
  • More Precious logo
  • Outreach UK
  • Speak Life logo
  • University of Oxford logo
  • Word for word logo
  • London city mission logo
  • Moorlands logo
  • Fair Trade logo