Join us in thanksgiving as we share the story of God’s faithfulness over a century of BRF
Our 100 year history
In 1922 a local vicar had a vision for impacting his community with Christian witness – through a congregation empowered by the rewards of daily Bible study and prayer. So he started writing notes to help his church go deeper with God.
Trace the history of BRF from local initiative to a worldwide ministry in this downloadable brochure.
Discover our founder’s hopes for his new iniative in Revd Leslie Mannering’s letter to parishioners in his Brixton parish, dated December 1921.
We hope you’ll enjoy celebrating BRF’s milestone anniversary with us!
Read memories of BRF from years gone by from some of our longest standing supporters:
- As a teenager in post-war Britain, Beryl Fudge (right) attended our 25th anniversary service!
- In rural Canada, times were hard for Eileen Herman and her family. Resources were precious – including the BRF Bible reading notes which she’s kept for over half a century!
- Now in her nineties, June Foster remembers reading ‘the lesson’ as a student nurse, at the BRF Festival in St Paul’s Cathedral in 1959.
- Catharine Heron recalls being prepared for confirmation, as a schoolgirl in 1945, by BRF founder Leslie Mannering.