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  • 2019

    • Richard Housel from NYC said ...
      Is it possible to download from your website? It looks like it has many valuable resources.
      Friday, Oct 11, 2019 : 12:04
      Tom from said ...
      Yes most things can be downloaded (ie. pdfs) .. maybe if something is not working for you, drop me an email;
      Friday, Oct 11, 2019 : 09:35

    • Benito CArnio from Quilpue, Chile, South America said ...
      I thank God for you most interesting web site. Thank you for your work.
      Friday, Aug 30, 2019 : 08:20

    • Steve Noble from Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom said ...
      interesting website. Just to say, Precious things was edited by Sidney THURSTON not Sidney Thomson PRECIOUS THINGS Dates:1956 to 1990 Edited by:F.A. Hughes and G. Davison, Sidney Thomson
      Monday, Aug 12, 2019 : 08:09
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks Steve, I've corrected that. Tom
      Monday, Aug 12, 2019 : 02:58

    • Agustin Monzon from Puerto Madryn - Argentina said ...
      Excelente!!!!! Todo!!! Dios los bendiga!!!
      Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 : 04:48

    • Agustin Monzon from Puerto Madryn - Argentina said ...
      Excelente!!!!! Todo!!! Dios los bendiga!!!
      Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 : 04:45

    • Amos Pace from Delaware said ...
      Thanks for your repository.
      Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 : 04:33

    • Joel Portman from Iowa USA said ...
      Thanks for registering me for access. Valuable resource for historical understanding.
      Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 : 03:15

    • Mark Stevenson from Dubuque, IA said ...
      Very grateful for this website! Thank-you for your labour. I am wondering how to gain access to log-in protected articles?
      Monday, Jun 24, 2019 : 10:21
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Mark, it should work with your facebook login now. best, Tom
      Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 : 10:02

    • DONALD RAYMOND from wisconsin said ...
      Trying to log on for full access Don
      Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 : 12:34

    • Richard Synge from Cambridge, UK said ...
      I am very pleased to have found this website and archive as I have for some years been trying to explore the early connection between my ancestral family (the Synges of Ireland) and the Brethren, in whose origins it appears they played an important part.
      Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 : 08:47

    • Peter Wallace from Bristol, England said ...
      I often look at this site and greatly appreciate reading articles written long ago, and yet still being joy to the heart. Such a wealth of spiritual truth is of great value.
      Friday, Jun 14, 2019 : 07:38

    • Peter Michell from Kent said ...
      I was thrilled to alight upon this valuable repository. Thank you so much for making all this wonderful material accessible. It is a blessing in deed.
      Wednesday, May 22, 2019 : 02:59

    • David Scougal from Penicuik Midlothian Scotland UK said ...
      I am a believer in our Lord Jesus brought up amongst brethren and am of an enquiring spirit recently directed to "Hear the Right" by Dr Wolston and would like to register with you as there appears to be many gold nuggets on your website. with love in Christ David
      Tuesday, May 14, 2019 : 10:37
      Tom from said ...
      Hi David, thanks - please follow the instructions on the Login / Registration page to register, or email me at
      Wednesday, May 15, 2019 : 09:56

    • Brian Reynolds from Current location - Lowestoft home: Nova Scotia Canada said ...
      I greatly appreciate this unique site and the effort gone into it. May the Lord bless and use it.
      Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 : 10:40

    • shreedurgapg from Gurgaon, Haryana, India said ...
      Such an informative content, Thank you so much for sharing.
      Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 : 12:48

    • Allan R. Lee from Nassau, Bahamas said ...
      I registered sometime ago, but have lost my password. How can I re-register or find my password.? I'm doing a research on how the Brethren came to The Bahamas. Two names have been discovered so far, but not too much information about them: Charles Holder and William Slomans. Can you help me in my research? Thank you! Selah1
      Friday, Mar 29, 2019 : 01:41
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Allan, I think you logged in with the Google button before, so if you use that you should be ok without having to enter a password. I'm afraid I don't know anything about the history of the work in the Bahamas - depending on the timeframe, there might be information in the Missionary periodicals on the site, like the American Letters of Interest etc? best, Tom
      Friday, Mar 29, 2019 : 09:52
      Tom from said ...
      Somebody kindly sent me some information to pass onto Allan; I'll leave it here too in case of interest to others.
      I would refer him to a book by the late Haziel L Albury, entitled ‘Man-O-War, My Island Home’ - A History of an Outer Abaco Island, published by The Holly Press, Hockessin, Delaware, USA, Library of Congress Number 77-87225. The author was himself associated with Brethren and the book contains a chapter on the Spiritual life of the Island. Names mentioned as early brethren coming to the Island include: B C Greenman, Christopher Knapp, Hugh Campbell, John Campbell, August Van Ryn, Robert Stratton, Mr Stebbins, A H Stewart & son Sam Stewart, Walter Kendrick, and James Frazer. He mentions open air Gospel meetings in the late 1890’s and a Gospel Hall built in 1902. There are also sketches of the various places of worship on the Island.
      Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 : 03:29

    • Jonathan Montojo from Davao City, Philippines said ...
      Eureka! Thank you for this website.
      Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 : 09:34

    • Earnest from Hornchurch, Essex said ...
      Grateful for the many helpful materials that can be accessed on this site. The manuscripts are precious and the hymns collections can be used when the family come together to study, pray and worship. It has become one of the few sites my family and I visit regularly that we may be built up in our faith.
      Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 : 11:31
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks for your feedback Earnest 🙂
      Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 : 08:19

    • Susan Neely from Honey Brook,PA said ...
      I love this site. I was born in China of American parents who were " under auspices' of what is called Christian Missions in Many Lands. Unfortunately, they had to leave quickly when Mao's well trained gunmen appeared. About 20 years later, my Dad(and Mom and sister) went to Hong Kong to work with a person who had been a part of the group that left China in 1949. Unfortunately, he learned very quickly that CMML is not a body of oversight. The assembly that commented this other person, who collected Gold bars, had a restaurant in Seattle ETC. had actually never been seen in the field by his commenders. He separated quickly and I still keep in contact with a couple of the girls with whom they shared the mysteries of English, as the spoken language.
      Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 : 07:43

    • Rod Lomprey from Eau Claire Wisconsin, USA said ...
      The early brethren's writings to me are precious, Christ honoring and centered and founded on biblical truths that are honored by the most conservative believers. I praise God for raising these men up!
      Friday, Feb 15, 2019 : 11:47

    • Maryann Tofte from Magnolia, TX said ...
      Dear Brethren, I am Looking forward to viewing your Manuscripts. There are many scriptural treasures to unearth. Thank you for your labor of love!
      Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 : 01:52

  • 2018

    • Ty Blake from Phillipsburg, Ohio USA said ...
      Thank you for this web site.
      Monday, Dec 31, 2018 : 03:59

    • don raymond from wisconsin said ...
      Monday, Dec 31, 2018 : 03:05

    • phillip alamangos from seattle said ...
      Grew up in sydney. attended meetings from birth. most wonderfull days of existence. Now attend a church, Miss the meetings so much!
      Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 : 03:56

    • Michael Brown from Coarsegold, California said ...
      I was looking for a citation for F. W. Grant's "Facts and Theories as to a Future State" from Spurgeon's "The Sword and the Trowel" and found some negative literature against the Plymouth Brethren by Spurgeon. Since F. W. Grant is one of my favorite persons and he was a Plymouth Brother, I was negatively impacted by those comments. Doing some research about the Brethren landed me on your site. I expect I will be back soon.
      Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 : 06:20

    • Daniel Roberts aka Sosthenes from Strood England said ...
      Some will have come across my website ADOSS is mainly dedicated to taking the writings of John Nelson Darby, and rewriting them, with God’s help in a shorter, simpler way.  As you will be aware Darby was used of God to revive Christians’ understanding that the Lord’s assembly was heavenly in origin and destiny: that His body here belonged to Him there.  He was also used to awaken believers as to the rapture of the church, whereas there had been so much confusion as to His second coming.  Also, looking at the public side of the church, after resigning his position as a vicar in the established church, he found that the Christian’s place in the ruined state of Christendom was to keep faithful to the Lord, finding a few he could meet with, without making any sectarian claims. Christian Greetings Daniel
      Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 : 12:43

    • Neil Dickson from Glasgow said ...
      Hello Tom, I'm writing a paper on the Lord's supper for a lecture at GLO in a fortnight's time, and have found your website extremely useful! Keep up the good work! You've built an excellent and indispensable set of resources. Yours in Him, Neil
      Friday, Nov 16, 2018 : 02:36
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks Neil!
      Friday, Nov 16, 2018 : 05:15

    • ian underwood from Cleveland said ...
      great site, keep up the good work. regards PC HomeGuard - Computer repair hartlepool
      Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 : 07:53

    • Robert MacGregor from Prince Edward Island said ...
      I just want to thank you for this excellent and generous resource, no doubt the product of love and pains for the sake of our Lord's name. I have enjoyed the material here very much, finding that it supplies what is lacking in my own library. While I do not generally think to pray for websites, I have done for this one, or rather, for those who are involved in the work. May our God use this labour of yours to His praise.
      Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 : 04:15
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks a lot Robert 👍
      Monday, Oct 29, 2018 : 06:45

    • Trevor Hill from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia said ...
      What a great effort! I have not been aware that this site existed until now. I am searching for the 'registration' process. It seems that registration is needed to download some articles. Looking forward to spending some time on this site. Thank you whoever has put it together.
      Sunday, Sep 30, 2018 : 07:58
      Tom from said ...
      Thank you Trevor - the link to the reg/login page should be in the top right corner, otherwise just go here; best, Tom
      Monday, Oct 1, 2018 : 03:38

    • morton from said ...
      Amazing work... a lot of good stuff. Maybe some contemporary section would be appreciated (with last 100 years) also. I think we should carefully follow their faith, keep the Word and practically try to live a relevant life in the present days. We need so much to learn how to show others The Way, The Truth and The Life . God bless you
      Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 : 11:13
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks Morton .. yes that would be a good idea, though the problem with more recent material is copyright issues.
      Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 : 12:11

    • david harris from USA said ...
      True Love and Friendship knows no boundaries and no distance; miles and obstacles means absolutely nothing in the face of love" Though miles may lie between us right now,
      Monday, Aug 20, 2018 : 05:21

    • John A Kaiser from Addison IL, near Chicago said ...
      There is much useful material here. An alternate site worthy of consideration is the digital library at:
      Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 : 02:48

    • Tim Southwood from Nailsea UK said ...
      I did not know that such a resource existed before!
      Thursday, May 17, 2018 : 03:28

      this is a fantastic resource for those who value and deeply appreciate the unique experience of our Assembly roots in spite of the spots and wrinkles
      Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 : 06:36

    • Gordon Jackson from St Albans, England said ...
      It is good to have a resource for a group that seems reluctant to engage with those outside of it.
      Monday, Mar 12, 2018 : 12:02

    • james huggins from Dorval quebec canada said ...
      Absolutely appreciated this web sight thanks you for the Blessing..
      Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 : 04:19

    • winston james huggins from montreal canada said ...
      I am thankful and Blessed by the web sight i found we're talks from Albert Hall is on so i can hear I'm so full of the sprit by hearing the Brothers talk thank God for these men who are truly with the word for man may we pray all will find a way to a Hall to be taught and saved Amen thanks you sincerely w.j. huggins may God keep us till his return ..
      Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 : 04:17

    • jamesolive from USA said ...
      Can i discuss some stuff related to blogs and articles in this site coz i have seen members talking related to it. And i also need help from some members to share their experience and help me searching blogs.
      Monday, Feb 5, 2018 : 06:59

    • ian from hartlepool said ...
      Great site, keep up the good work, Regards, Ian.
      Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 : 05:27

  • 2017

    • Hans M. Joensen from Faroe Islands said ...
      I have information in pdf about the Brethren in the Faroes. I can send these if you are interested
      Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 : 03:26
      Tom from said ...
      Yes that would be great thanks Hans .. I'll email you.
      Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 : 01:29

    • Ron from Scotland said ...
      This is a terrific website, full of really interesting details about the assemblies and those who were associated with them in years gone by. Really great to be able to read and see these hard to find facts and articles.
      Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 : 12:36

    • Tony Tran from Anaheim, CA, USA said ...
      Nice site, I just read George F. Trench's biography and it's exactly the same as the one on the Gospel Hall website []. Are you aware of Gospel Hall? They also list biographies of Plymouth Brethren men: In Christ, Tony
      Friday, Sep 15, 2017 : 06:42
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks Tony, the biographies are taken from a well known book, "Chief Men Among the Brethren" .. yeah I see a couple of sites have uploaded it already, I have my own ocred version but not had chance to add them all yet. best, Tom
      Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 : 10:02

    • Sharon Jones from Kells, Northern Ireland said ...
      Hi, I'm currently researching any potential Brethren contacts of a quaker called Benjamin Barron Wiffen (1794-1867) of Woburn whose papers are in Wadham College Oxford. I'd really appreciate your help! Many thanks and best wishes, Sharon Jones
      Friday, Sep 15, 2017 : 11:26

    • John Conover from La Mesa, CA said ...
      I was with Kelly-Lowe brethren for many years, but no longer for about 25 years. I was born into the west Philadelphia meeting in 1930. I am the grandson of R W Knapp, who was a laboring brother with that group. The assembly moved to East Lansdowne. Later I helped start an assembly in Burlington, NJ. I moved to California in 1982. Since then we have had continuous Bible studies in our home. I am interested in finding a pamphlet by R J Little which was shown to me about 1954, in which he stated that it was unscriptural for an assembly to break off from another. Can you help me find this pamphlet? Thank you for any attention you can give. Your in Christ - John H Conover
      Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 : 06:19
      Tom from said ...
      Hi John, I have a couple of letters by R.J.L. on the site .. i'm not aware of having a pamphlet of his though, best, Tom
      Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 : 01:12

    • Abel from Marseille France said ...
      Dear brother I'm very interested about your website. I would like to access to more items. I'm a brother from Marseille and I come very often in England into the meetings in Woodingdean (Brighton) and Tunbridge Wells. Greetings from Jean Yves Abel
      Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 : 11:29

    • Murray from Kinross, Scotland said ...
      Great site, Tom. Many of the articles I've read are very interesting. Thanks for all the hard work you've put into this. May the Lord give all of us the discernment to hold fast and profit from what is good and holy and true, and yet to discard that which is unhelpful and would hinder.
      Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 : 08:35

    • Kate from Surrey said ...
      We own the Old Meeting House which was used as a Plymouth Brethern Meeting place from 1949 through to 1956, Mr William Gladwell owned our house and he and his wife were both Plymouth Brethern. We never met them when we purchased the house in 1979 as Mrs Gladwell had passed and Mr Gladwell was in a nursing home. He was a printer who worked in Guildford. I am really interested on any information you give us on the Old Meeting House it was called The Mission Hall The Street West Clandon. It is in your meeting books from 1949 through to 1957. Mr Gladwell had this house built in 1953, the Mission Hall was a cottage on the 1841 census through to 1991 when it was listed as Church Hall. I do not know the history from the 1991 period through to 1949 but would be very pleased to know if you have any further information. For some reason it is not listed in the Guildford information on the area.
      Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 : 10:37
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Kate, Thanks for your message .. a friend of mine grew up in the Guildford meeting where Mr Gladwell was .. I'll try to get more information. Tom
      Monday, Jul 10, 2017 : 01:43

    • Lance from Banbury said ...
      Tom I have often accessed your very interesting site but it seems to be not responding today It just says 'already logged in' Am I doing something stupid? Lance
      Saturday, May 20, 2017 : 03:28
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Lance .. where is this happening? obviously you could access this page, so I assume not everywhere?
      Saturday, May 20, 2017 : 06:05

    • Myrna Hamilton from Georgetown Guyana said ...
      God bless.. I would like to learn the tunes of these precious hymns, especially the one I do not know in my hymn book.
      Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 : 06:56

    • Kyle yoakum from Texas said ...
      Greetings. I haven't visited in a while. You have added some great material. Can you add me again to gain access? Thanks
      Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 : 06:08
      Tom from London said ...
      Hi Kyle, emailed you, best, Tom
      Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 : 01:44

    • Nicola Jennings from Dublin said ...
      I am interested in any information about Plymouth Brethren Thomas Moyles [1835-1903] and his wife Charlotte Jane Moyles nee Edge [c.1843- ] who lived at Ballycoolan, Timogue, County Offaly. Nicola Jennings
      Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 : 07:35
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Nicola, not one I've heard of but if I can find anything I'll let you know, best, Tom
      Monday, Feb 27, 2017 : 12:39

    • Lance Tunley from Brackley said ...
      Just looking for Trotter's work on Plymouth and Bethesda
      Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 : 06:20
      Tom from said ...
      Yeah Lance, seems somehow that has been missed out .. I thought text was available on Stem, but I'll try to scan sometime too. Tom
      Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 : 12:50

  • 2015

    • Richard from Leicestershire said ...
      Great site. Looking forward to reading many of the articles, especially of the faith.
      Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 : 11:03

    • David Earnshaw from Preston, Lancashire said ...
      Hello there, stumbled across your web site. Very good. I used to be in contact with Edwin Cross until he died. I used to hunt out the graves of many Brethren. Once I found them I sent Edwin copies of my photographs. I have a collection of 5,500+ pictures of the graves of a whole variety of people. Spent many an hour in West Norwood finding many famous people .. could never find Cronin or Reader Harris even though I had their grave numbers. In Bristol I uncovered the graves of Henry Craik, Anthony Norris Groves and Mrs Peters the hymn writer.Of course G.Muller is there as well as James Wright (his son-in-law). Could keep you entertained for hours. .... and on and on it could go. Would you know where G.H.Lang is buried and E.H.Broadbent ? Thanks, David.
      Monday, Nov 30, 2015 : 12:45
      Tom from said ...
      Hi David, Thanks for your message .. looks like you have outdone me on the grave-hunting then! Would be interested to hear more about your collection of photos, who is buried where, etc? Cronin I thought was relatively easy to find .. well I suppose it actually took me twenty minutes or so within the square when I first found it, even with the exact map, but when you do find it, it seems obvious! I haven't been to Bristol yet, but been on my to-do list for the last seven years lol! Don't know about Lang or Broadbent, but will look into it. best, Tom
      Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 : 05:10

    • Lance Tunley from Brackley said ...
      Hullo Tom I was unable to log in today giving a error I was just looking to research John Cox of Guernsey which I see WK sends postcards to. Regards Lance
      Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 : 08:14
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Lance, Thanks for letting us know .. Yes it looks fairly broken at the moment; sadly my broadband is not working either right now, so I am unable to fix it, but will look at it as soon as possible. Tom
      Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 : 09:32

    • Lance Tunley from Brackley said ...
      Hullo Tom This is really a prodigeous effort scanning all the documents you have on the website. Extremely helpful - I have begun and am only a part way through! One question , do you have anything on JND's trip to Australia at all? Kind regards Lance
      Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 : 05:50
      Tom from said ...
      Thnaks Lance! Not right now, I'll see what I can find from friends though, and if anything I will post it here. best, Tom
      Friday, Sep 25, 2015 : 12:42

    • Lance Tunley from Brackley NN13 said ...
      Hullo, Just discovered your website and was unable to login as I do not have the usual accounts. I am very interested in the history and have been reseaching various conflicts and in particular Glanton. Am I able to register some other way please? Regards Lance
      Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 : 08:08
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Lance, Thanks for your message .. I have sent you an email about registering. Tom
      Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 : 02:23

    • Greg Morris from Penymynydd, Flintshire said ...
      Many thanks for the most informative and enjoyable articles
      Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 : 03:28

    • Brenda Turner from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada said ...
      I want to view some of your documents and have not been able to log in through Google. One option seems to be to email you and ask for a custom log in. So, please, may I have one? I am a family history researcher, and it came to my attention that John Nelson Darby had been holding Brethren meetings in the lower Ottawa Valley in around 1868. A document I read said that Mr. Darby and a Captain James Dunlop organized these meetings, along with an otherwise unidentified Mr. Turner. My great grandfather Hugh Turner was a fervent Brethren member, lived in this area in 1868, and converted most of his family to the Brethren faith. I suspect he may have become involved in organizing these meetings. Hence my wish to look at some of your documents. Thank you if you allow me to view them. And cheers from Canada! Brenda Turner
      Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 : 01:14
      Tom from said ...
      Dear Brenda, Thanks for your message and the interesting story. I'm about to send you an email about creating an account. Best, Tom
      Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 : 03:15

    • James C. Morris from Farmington, MO said ...
      I have known the Lord for almost seventy years now, And have been preaching His love for over fifty years. I have a TW background and look forward to this site.
      Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 : 05:55

    • Mike Young from UK said ...
      cant down load pdf
      Sunday, May 10, 2015 : 04:09
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Mike .. PDFs are only avilable to registered users .. see
      Tuesday, May 12, 2015 : 04:06

    • Val Jenkin from Argentina said ...
      I am preparing a short article on Dr Christopher Davis, for private circulation only. For this I would like to copy the photograph of his grave which is on your site. Would this be a problem for you? I would, of course, acknowledge it in the article.
      Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 : 05:36
      Tom from said ...
      Dear Val, yes of course that is fine, thank-you for asking. Tom
      Friday, May 1, 2015 : 02:39

    • Greg from Oz said ...
      Hi Tom Do you have any biographical info on J S Oliphant? I came across two snippets recently that may help a researcher. A little anonymous book called "He Being Dead Yet Speaketh" (published by WH Broom) contains various diary entries and notes. By Googling some of the dates and locations I was able to identify his name as William Cooper. During this process it came to light that his widow, Jane Susanna (nee Coke), subsequently married JSO. JSO was born in Hyderabad in 1837 and died in Southampton in 1924. He had at least 9 children by his first wife, Jean Emily (nee Bright). His second marriage was in about July 1885. The second snippet comes from a letter from Egypt in the old German newsletter Mitteilungen for 1894. Brethren were expressing concern over the visit of JSO and his wife. It had been spread abroad that they were very wealthy. That's all I have - but it's been my experience that a small piece of info can prove useful in the right hands when searching for historical material.
      Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 : 10:10
      Tom from said ...
      Hey Greg, Thanks for the info .. it's a good start! I have not got anything on JSO and never looked into him yet. Would be a nice idea though, so I'll look out for what I can find now ... let me know if you get anything more too. Do you have a scan of the book you mention?
      Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 : 07:05
      greg from Oz said ...
      Hi Tom No, I'm sorry I don't have a scan of the book. Too fragile to attempt it. I also have a bit of material on FG Patterson that I'll send you once I've tidied it up.
      Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 : 02:37
      Tom from said ...
      Great, Thank-you!
      Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 : 04:13

    • Peter from Lancaster, NW England said ...
      Good Day! I am trying to find a card sent from William Kelly to John Cox in Guernsey, 29 July 1892 Can you help me how to search for this, please? I am unfamiliar with your very interesting site. I have logged in this morning with my details, o I hope this is OK Please email me at or call me on [number removed, Tom] many thanks for your help Peter
      Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 : 01:10
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Peter, Thanks for your message; I have sent you the postcard via email. Tom
      Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 : 01:43

    • Marcos Gago from Marín, Pontevedra, Spain said ...
      Hello!!! This is a very interesting page. I am a Spanish and gather in an so called Open Brethren assembly in Spain. I also posses a lot of books and magazines, of the Brethren Movement, mostly Open section, in English and Spanish. I would like to get inn touch with you or with anyone interested in the missionary work of the Brethren. Some of the materials are very rare. May the Lord bless you
      Friday, Feb 20, 2015 : 05:25
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks for your message Marcos. Would be glad to hear what material you have if you want to email me? ( best, Tom
      Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 : 08:46

    • Michael Westfall from Fairfield, CA said ...
      Brethren Archive is a splendid site. Thanks for setting it up!
      Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 : 07:37
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks Michael!
      Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 : 03:06

    • Wikipeebia from Belize said ...
      Great site, with some great content :-) WP
      Monday, Jan 12, 2015 : 05:08

  • 2014

    • Ron smith from bedfordshire said ...
      a useful source of information
      Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 : 04:33

    • Philip Noel Roe from United Kingdom said ...

      I live in London but attended Merrion Hall (Dublin) during the 1960's, as a student.

      A Mr Harold Senior conducted the Bible Study class on Sunday afternoons. Do you know if Mr Senior is still living?

      Kind Christian greetings,

      Phil Roe

      Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 : 06:08
      Tom from said ...
      Dear Philip,
      I don't know anyone around Dublin to ask about Mr Senior but if I can find out I will let you know. Searching google though, one can see reports of the passing on of those who sat under his ministry so would seem likely that he too would have gone by now sadly.
      best, Tom
      Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 : 01:01

    • PETER TREVVETT from LANCASTER said ...
      I am trying to find on your site:

      'A statement of facts in reference to certain charges brought by a Mr D'

      Can you help me please?

      Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 : 03:18
      Tom from said ...
      Dear Peter, I have not got that item up at the moment but i see it is freely available on google books so you could download it off there. best, Tom
      Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 : 04:44

    • Jeremy Manners from Lewisham said ...
      Links to Plymouth Brethren in Burton, re: visits William Kelly made to my great great grandafthers home, WP Manners.

      William Coltman VC, the most decorated non-ranking soldier in the British army.
      Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 : 01:01
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks for your info Jeremy!
      Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 : 06:07

    • craig stewart from Australia said ...
      Thank you for access (if granted) to this excellent resource. Clearly is represents much effort & self discipline. Cheers, Craig.
      Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 : 06:23
      Tom from said ...
      Thanks for your message Craig, you should have full access now.
      Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 : 03:04

    • Max Weremchuk from Germany said ...

      My biography was a first effort and shows all the weaknesses that attend something like that. Actually it would require a major revision.

      For any interested there is more up-to-date material at

      Thanks for your time and patience.

      Kind regards,

      Max Weremchuk
      Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 : 10:56

    • Tom from said ...
      Thank-you Jonathan; yep you are right it is not as evident as it could be, it is actually on the registration page but that might not be obvious here!


      A general message; the website has not seen much updated this year but hopefully that will change at some point; I want to upgrade the back office CMS software it uses before adding anything else, and unfortunately that is taking longer and proving bit more tricky than I hoped it to be, but will get back to it one day!
      Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 : 11:16

    • Jonathan from UK said ...
      Duh. Just seen the email address in the messages below. Perhaps make it more prominent at the top or bottom of the page?
      Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 : 03:35

    • Jonathan from UK said ...
      Dear Tom,

      To be charitable to Alex (difficult I know, given his intemperate messages) this appears to be the only place to leave feedback. If you have published your email address for private communications, a luddite such as me cannot spot where it is.


      PS you can delete this message once you've read it. :-)
      Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 : 03:34

    • Tom from said ...
      Dear Rodger, sorry for late reply, I don't think I have that one, but I'll ask around some friends and see.

      Dear Alex, I respect that other people might not think a website like this is the right thing to do, in fact I struggled with that question myself before doing it, though I have actually found it a big help to me. What I would suggest though is if you do have concerns, that you raise them in a private email rather than leaving a troll like comment on here, which I have removed. best, Tom
      Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 : 12:32

    • Rodger from Canada said ...
      Hi Tom,

      Do you happen to have the following, or any other works of Mr. Ord in your library?

      Thanks for your time and help.

      Yours, in Christ,
      Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 : 08:18

    • Tom from said ...
      Thanks for your comments Clifford, yes will email you!

      Gary, send me an email at the address on the reg page and ill try to sort it out for you.

      Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 : 02:44

    • gary mcfarlane from west lothian said ...
      how do i reset my password please?
      Monday, May 26, 2014 : 07:05

    • CLIFFORD MCCULLOUGH from Bangor Co Down NI said ...
      I have enjoyed browsing your site and have left some comments as I passed through. Hope you don't mind the correction! I would love to pass on the information and photos of Leap Castle together with the family entry in "The Landed Gentry" of which JND was a part and would be happy if you wish to correspond through my e-mail address.
      Wednesday, May 21, 2014 : 09:10

    • gary mcfarlane from scotland said ...
      why can i no longer log in?
      Thursday, May 15, 2014 : 04:37

    • Douwe Scheepsma Szn from Urk said ...
      Dear Tom,

      I should e-mail you an article I wrote, as discussed.
      You would place it on your website.
      Now I can't find/don't have your e-mail address anymore.
      We (I & my wife Sjoukje) do have a gmail address, but I can't find things in that 'programm'.
      So, could you give me your e-mail address, so I can send the article?

      Your brother by grace,

      Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 : 06:01
      Tom from said ...
      Yeah that would be great, just email be at for now, and we can go from there!
      Friday, Feb 14, 2014 : 04:54

    • Donald J. Raymond from United States said ...
      unable to download anything
      Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 : 09:19

    • Alex from North America said ...
      Dear Brother,

      I came across your website and have a few questions.

      Why are you posting private information such as address lists of exclusive meetings (non-Taylorite) on the internet when you are violating copyright laws by doing so and when the address lists itself says about guarding it from outsiders? Copyright is illegal. You need to remove the address lists.

      In Christian love,

      Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 : 08:42
      Alex from North America said ...
      P.S. People who post copyright protected material on the internet get lawsuits.

      In Christian Love,

      Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 : 08:44
      Tom from said ...
      Dear Alex .. I'm not aware any of the items are in breach of (UK) copyright laws .. if you believe they are then please give me the specific details and if so I would assume it wise to remove them.
      Thanks Tom
      Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 : 02:36

  • 2013

    • Xavier Casamada from Barcelona said ...
      Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 : 05:56

    • Tom from said ...
      The emails for this website have not been working since the last couple of months. So if you sent me an email, or registered for the site, then I did not get it! New email address is
      Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 : 04:58

    • Jonathan Smith from The Garden of England said ...
      Just what Douwe Scheepsma from Urk, The Netherlands said ...
      Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 : 12:50
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Jonathan, it should work for you now. Tom
      Friday, Jul 5, 2013 : 05:26

    • Douwe Scheepsma from Urk, The Netherlands said ...
      Dear Tom,

      When I'm right I did register with my Google account (because we have an e-mail address there we do have an account, when I'm right), but I still didn't get Log In info from you.

      Best regards,

      Douwe Scheepsma
      Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 : 04:09
      Tom from said ...
      Douwe, it should work now ..
      Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 : 02:39

    • david marsh from scunthorpe,north lincs,united kingdom said ...
      Always supporting all those who expose this massive problem of "Bullying" in all our communities, from all your friends at Thank you.
      Saturday, May 25, 2013 : 01:53

    • Tom from said ...
      I am away for the rest of the week, so there are unlikely to be any more updates until Friday now. My intention for this project was also very much it to be a 'winter project' too, as its not so much fun sitting at home scanning things when the sun is shining as when it is too cold to do anything else, so updates might not be quite as frequent now for the rest of the year!
      It is a good time to review things now too; my first intention in doing this was to process the manuscript material I obtained a few years back, as I knew otherwise it would remain in the same boxes forever. Most of this is still in the pile waiting to be scanned, but there is clearly light at the end of the tunnel. I think my second aim was to provide somewhere I could keep my own notes about historical matters, as so often you read or hear something and when you want to recall it, you just cannot quite place where it was you saw it! Now hopefully this system allows me (and anyone else) to attach notes and comments, ad hoc, to people and items, so the information gathering and collecting process can be made a lot easier.
      Thank you to everyone else who has contributed or taken an interest in the site. I think there is still a long way to go, and much more material to be added, and as more people become aware of it, this will hopefully also bring to light further material. Please let me know any feedback or comments you might have, and especially if you notice something that is broken!
      Monday, Mar 18, 2013 : 09:10

    • 1 from 3 said ...
      The sooner you get out, the sooner you will meet and SUBMIT to the Holy Spirit, and start doing what he wants you to do in fellowship with God the Father and Jesus the Son

      When you honestly look at the trail of destruction, and the pre-occupation of your legalistic ways of trying to be perfect, and realise the only worth you have is what Christ gives, you will then be found in God's will.

      The reason for all the destruction among the Brethren is that it is a work of man, and not of God

      You only have to answer one question honestly, and you will see that God is not pleased, but rather very sad at the destructive and counter productive practice of the Brethren, which is completely un-biblical.
      The question is this...who brings one to faith in Christ...The Holy if the Holy Spirit knows what he is doing...why are the majority of new believers coming to faith outside of the Brethren...hmmmm interesting question

      from one who escaped..and is serving the church in complete submission to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit...and seeing God work in me and through me and through many others
      Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 : 10:53
      Tom from said ...
      Thank you for your comment. I have personal experience of almost all 'types' of Brethren, apart from the Hales Exclusives. Now in all these groups i have found the majority of individuals to be godly, genuine, and sincere Christians, and particularly with 'open' companies, have a great deal of mutual love and desire to share the gospel with the unsaved. However, the unavoidable truth is that in the history of all branches of 'Exclusivism', time and time again, the same sins of bullying and dishonesty are found to recur over and over in respect of ecclesiastical matters. This I am sure is because the doctrinal foundation demands that maintaining 'unity' and the authority of 'assembly decisions' is placed above that of basic common righteousness and that the goal of continuing the 'system' is viewed as far more important than redressing wrongs done to individuals. That has had its most bitter and ugly fruit in the Taylor branch which perhaps is your background, but is even, alas, common (though not in any way to the same degree) among the much milder KLC company I am associated with.
      You will forgive for me saying though that given you are not even prepared to attach your name to your comment (cp 1 Cor 1:11), I think perhaps you have not yet entirely 'escaped' these things as much as you maybe imagine to have done.
      Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 : 04:24
      1 from 3 said ...
      thank you for your considered response Tom.
      I was in the KLC (not Taylor)because of someone whom I met shortly after I was saved. I purposely left my name out as I have no wish to start up a conversation with all the old contacts..and I married into the family of a key legalist responsible for recent divisions.
      My spouse who grew up in the system but always was apart from it, wanted to leave the first week we were married, but unfortunately I thought we should stay because of precisely what you observe "i have found the majority of individuals to be godly, genuine, and sincere Christians" we stayed for 10 years before leaving..have had far more real spiritual growth and biblical practice, and biblical teaching amongst the "denominations" than we ever had in the brethren.

      Are people truly Godly though if they put assembly decisions and false unity above the word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit? I would have to say that I was not as I have also observed in my brothers there.

      I have spent the last 3 years praying about whether it would be worthwhile or fruitful to go back to try to help, but sadly to say the Spirit has made it clear that it would be a waste of time, as God has clearly removed the lampstand from the whole exclusive company, (if it ever was there?) I agree the "opens" do a great work, but still are hindered by some of the false practices and doctrine.
      And I do forgive your comment...and wish you well...I only posted here out of it seems that you and some others see the truth of the problem.
      Those who get completely free from the assembly system, often end up having a very fruitful ministry in the denominations, honoring God rather than man and submitting to the Holy Spirit rather than the assembly wisdom(sic)
      May the Holy Spirit truly set you free to serve Him, rather than being tied up in useless focus on these problems which are made of man, and ultimately of satan.
      blessings my brother....
      Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 : 06:58

    • Stephen Hulshizer from Dover, PA USA said ...
      If you care to you could add (Spread The Word) to your links.

      Thanks for your labors.
      Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 : 02:27

    • Tom from said ...
      Would be grateful for regular users to use the 'Google +1' button on the main pages of the website as this increases the search prominence in Google. Thanks!
      Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 : 07:41

    • Richard Orellana from Santiago-Chile said ...

      Sorry, I do not bother, because I understand that you must be a very busy brother and I will not abuse your time, but I write again because I could not open pdf files, and I have much interest in the excellent material of your website.

      The Lord bless you abundantly in this work

      Monday, Feb 11, 2013 : 09:24
      Tom from said ...
      Hi Richard, Thanks for letting me know; the PDF function was indeed broken but it should be working again now.
      Monday, Feb 11, 2013 : 12:44