2004 Bunyan Seminar in Bedford

The details below are from the 2004 Bunyan Seminar held at Providence Chapel in John Bunyan’s home town of Bedford:

A seminar on The Pilgrim’s Progress is scheduled for the weekend of August 27-29, 2004, at Providence Baptist Chapel in the heart of Bedford, England, being but a short walk from the Bunyan Museum and the Bunyan Meeting Free Church. Taught by Dr. Barry Horner, this will be a unique opportunity to not only enjoy the truth of the Word of God as The Pilgrim’s Progress so winsomely communicates, but also tour the sites of Bunyan country. Watch this page for further details.

For more information, phone Dr. Horner in the United States at (732) 246-7335, or email him at behorner@optonline.net. In England, phone pastor Graham Chewter, Bedford, at 01234 843775, or email him at pastor@providencechapel.org.uk. For those interested in the more scholarly aspects of John Bunyan, it should be noted that immediately following the seminar, the International John Bunyan Society will host its Fourth Triennial Conference on September 1-5, 2004, under the auspices of The Open University and De Montfort University, also in Bedford. For further details in this regard, contact the Conference Administrator at jbunyan@dmu.ac.uk.

Seminar Schedule (7 Sessions):

Friday, August 27

  1. 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
  2. 8:15:pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, August 28
  3. 10:30 am – 11:15:am
  4. 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Luncheon Period
  5. 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
  6. 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
    Sunday, August 29 11:00 am service, Providence Baptist Chapel (right)
    Dr. Horner preaching on Ephesians 6.
  7. 3:45 pm- 4:45 pm


Accommodation: A range of hotels will be suggested, though reservations will need to be arranged at the visitor’s discretion.

Visitors from Overseas: Presently, arrangements are being considered for an initial gathering in London that will include a tour of sites relating to John Bunyan and C. H. Spurgeon.

Bedford Tour: A coach and walking tour of Bedford, Elstow, and other surrounding sites that relate to John Bunyan, will be conducted by experienced guides on Monday, August 30. The cost has yet to be determined.