Yes, it will be happening, but it won’t be the BBTB we expected.

As you know, plans were in place for 2021 with venues and speakers booked and arrangements ready for a face to face event all together offering the weekend programme we have valued and enjoyed in previous years.

However, in light of the present situation and continuing restrictions due to Covid 19 the trustees have sadly concluded that such an event as we’ve come to love will not be possible in 2021. Our main venue does not plan to re-open in full until April and then at less than a third of its capacity with present restrictions on masks, singing and social distancing guidelines still in place. Obviously, the limited capacity impacts on the financial viability of the event but more than that the restrictions would significantly limit so many of the things that make Bible by the Beach special for so many of us.

However, as Trustees we are very much committed to making Bible by the Beach happen in some way in May, in Eastbourne and online. We are working to see if we can arrange more limited events over the weekend especially for families as well seeking to serve the church with what we can produce virtually.

We would ask that you would join us in praying with us as we look to the Lord for His wisdom and as we consider with our team of speakers, musicians and tech how we can plan to serve in teaching and growing His people – something for all ages.

We will keep you updated of progress and thank you for your prayers and support at this time. It is so much appreciated. Do stay in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know your ideas and how you think we can best serve you and your church in the coming months.

And, of course, alongside this we are busy with plans for 2022, back in Eastbourne, face to face!

Every blessing in Christ

David Bourne
Chair of Trustees

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, about 1500 Christians of all ages are encouraged, strengthened and equipped through clear, faithful and applied teaching of the Bible.

Our speakers for 2020 include Richard Pratt, Ben & Gloria Kwashi, Sharon James, Mark Greene, Duncan Forbes and William Taylor. 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 2020.


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