Punchbowl Christadelphians

Who are the Christadelphians?

The Christadelphians are a small religious group of people who follow the faith and beliefs of the first century Christians as recorded in the Bible.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and is our only guide.

The name “Chistadelphian” comes from two Greek words that mean “brothers in Christ”.

Christadelphians are located in many countries throughout the world including the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Asia and Africa.

Membership is extended to those with similar beliefs and after being baptised.


Many believers since the Apostles in the first century have held the same faith as the Christadelphians.

The Christadelphians trace the history of their community to the mid 1800’s. In 1830, an English doctor named John Thomas sailed to America. In the midst of a ferocious storm which nearly sank the boat, he vowed that, should he survive, he would not rest until he had found a satisfactory answer to what lay beyond death.

He did survive and kept his vow, beginning a lifelong search for truth. His work attracted the support of others in America and the United Kingdom. Together they formed the Christadelphian community.

During the American Civil war this community became conscientious objectors to fighting in the war. The name “Christadelphian” was developed when they needed to provide a name when making an application to be exempt from the war.

Our way of life

The Bible gives effective direction to our lives. We try to rely fully upon God and develop faith in God.

However, we recognise that salvation is by God’s grace.

With God’s help, we seek to please and obey Him every day striving to imitate Jesus Christ, who faithfully obeyed his Father.

A widespead practise among Christadelphians is to read the Bible every day. Many also attend Bible classes each week.

Every Sunday we participate in a service we call the “Memorial Meeting” to remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.