by Paul Wilkinson
On October 4th, 1831, thirty-five clergymen and fifteen lay people gathered at the country estate of Lady Theodosia Powerscourt, in the small, Irish village of Enniskerry outside Dublin. All who assembled for the first Powerscourt Conference on Biblical prophecy were 'distressed at the condition of the Church', and 'convinced that the hope of Christ’s return should figure more prominently in the thinking of Christians.' Few could have imagined then how great an impact this, and subsequent Powerscourt Conferences would have on the wider Church.
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