The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church was established in the early nineteenth century in Plymouth, southern England. We are a community of over 50,000 members across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Americas (including the Caribbean) and the UK.
We are deeply family-oriented and live, work and pray as ‘Brethren’ – a community of families held together by our common Christian belief.
Brethren believe that the Holy Bible is the true Word of God and that we are each called upon to live a life in accordance with its instructions. Plymouth Brethren members attend regular church services each Sunday to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and preach the Gospel.
There is a strong and generous charitable spirit among Brethren, with many willingly devoting their time contributing to philanthropic efforts to relieve the load on humanity.
For the Plymouth Brethren, family is central to our beliefs and way of life. We enjoy time together just like other families around the world.
We regard mutual Christian fellowship as an integral part of our way of life. Our fellowship with one another is based on a committal to the practice of the truth.
We actively preach the Word of God, or as we call it ‘street preach’ to the broader community to enlighten them as to eternal salvation which is available to every man, woman and child.
We live and work with people from all walks of life, beliefs and cultures. We place great importance upon actively practicing Christianity within our communities and for us this occurs in many ways:
Education is of high importance to the Brethren Community, as it plays a key role in building our children’s future, equipping them with essential skills for life.Find out more