Filey Conference and its hymns

Filey Conference and its hymns The Filey Christian Holiday Conference, sometimes called the ‘Filey Convention’ in imitation of the Keswick one, began in 1955. It was founded by an evangelist, A. Lindsay Glegg (1882-1975), President of the Movement for Worldwide Evangelization, following the Billy Graham ‘Greater London Crusade’ of 1954. It was held each September for a week at Butlin’s holiday camp at Filey from 1955 until 1983, when Butlins closed its Filey camp. It moved to a similar camp at Skegness, and changed its name to ‘New Horizons’, but ceased to operate in England when Butlins changed the available week to October, and a new movement, ‘Spring Harvest’*, emerged (‘New Horizons’...

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