The first edition of “Glad Tidings” made its appearance in March 1884 and for the first year or so it was in tabloid newspaper format, before being reduced to magazine size. It started as a private venture by two young Christadelphians (Thomas Henry Elwick of Lincoln and Percy Horsman of Nottingham) and they kept it going until 1897. Production of the magazine has always been done voluntarily with no paid staff and it has been funded just by subscription. You could buy a copy for 1d (that’s one penny in old money) and it was soon being purchased in bulk by UK Christadelphians, for free distribution to interested readers.

In all this time – “Glad Tidings” is now in its 132nd year of publication – the message has not changed at all, but the world certainly has. What began as a hope and expectation, concerning the resettlement of Jews in Jerusalem, ready for the return of the Lord Jesus, has now become an established fact. The magazine has chronicled their return, their several wars, the current unrest both in and around the land, and the growing problems in the world as we edge ever nearer to the time when God will intervene to save mankind from destruction and give us hope and opportunity.

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