New orders for Communion

February 2018

Two new orders for Communion have been published:

  • Covenant Renewing and Vow-making Communion
  • Shorter Order for Communion (Incarnate Lord)

These can be downloaded from the Daily Office page in formats suitable for printing as leaflets, for phones and tablets, and as an editable document.

Convocation 2018 news

This year’s OBM Convocation will take place on November 14–15, 2018, at St Columba’s House, near Woking.

See the Convocation page for more details.


January 2018 newsletter available

The latest newsletter, dated January 2018, is now available to read and/or download.

It includes a report of the 2017 Convocation at Brunel Manor, updates on our cell life and details of new Daily Offices.

There is also news of the appointment of Revd Dr Chris Ellis as our ‘visitor’, and finally some thoughts on the future of the Order – all well worth reading!

Open Community Day, March 19, Sheffield

Monday March 19, 2018, Sheffield

The Order for Baptist Ministry is holding an Open Community Day at Cemetery Road Baptist Church, 11 Napier Street, Sheffield, S11 8HA.

The day, which is open to all Baptist ministers, will provide an introduction to the Order, telling its story, sharing its Dream, exploring its practices, and giving a taster of its life.

The day will run from 10.30am (coffee at 10am) until 3.30pm, and attenders should bring their own lunch.

If you intend coming along, please email Geoff Colmer so that we have an idea of numbers – thanks.

New offices published

New for 2017 is a Daily Office that can be used as an alternative office between All Saints and the Eve of Advent.

It reflects the theme of the whole company of saints and so might be most particularly used on November 1st and 2nd, All Saints and All Souls, but is appropriate throughout the season of Christ the King running from All Saints to Advent.

This office will be used at the Convention later this month.

Also, for next year, is an Office that has been written for the Feast of the Annunciation, 25th March.

Daily Offices page

Convocation 2017 brochure published

The brochure for the next OBM Convocation in November 2017 has been published.

The Convocation runs from 11am on Wednesday November 15 to tea time on Thursday, November 16. It takes place at Brunel Manor in Torquay, Devon.

Full details are available here.

New Shorter Daily Office added

A new Shorter Daily Office, “Thursday and Epiphany – Revealing Lord (Feb-17)”, has been published.

Tablet/mobile phone version (pdf)
Print version (pdf)
Editable version (.docx)


November 2016 Newsletter available

The latest OBM newsletter is now available, giving news of recent events, developments and plans for 2017.

Supplementary Advent Office available

A new supplementary Advent office, written by the 2015 Convocation, is now available for use on the Daily Office page. This is suitable for personal use, but is also offered for use in groups.

You can access it directly here.

Convocation 2017 dates

The next OBM Convocation will take place on November 15–16, 2017, at Brunel Manor near
Torquay. More details will be published in due course, but make a note of the date in your shiny new diaries now…

More details…