“Area General Conferences Slated for United Kingdom and Europe,” Ensign, Feb. 1976, 78
The First Presidency has announced area general conferences for the United Kingdom and for Europe.
The conferences in the United Kingdom will be held June 18, 19, and 20 in London and Manchester, England, and June 21 and 22 in Glasgow, Scotland.
From July 31 through August 8 there will be area conferences in Paris, France; Helsinki, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dortmund, Germany; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Each conference will be under the direction of the First Presidency, and other General Authorities will be present to participate in the various meetings.
In a letter to local priesthood leaders, the First Presidency has invited the Saints living in southern England, Wales, and Ireland to attend the London conference, those living in the Midlands and northern England to attend the Manchester conference, and those living in Scotland to attend the Glasgow conference.
The Saints in France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and the French-speaking Swiss have been invited to attend the Paris conference to be held July 31 and August 1.
Members in the Finland Helsinki Mission will attend the Helsinki conference, August 2 and 3. The Copenhagen conference, August 3, 4, and 5, will be the gathering place for the Saints from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
The German-speaking members of Switzerland as well as the Saints living in Germany and Austria will meet together in Dortmund August 6, 7, and 8.
Saints from The Hague Holland Stake, and the Netherlands Amsterdam Mission will attend the Amsterdam conference August 6, 7, and 8.
Each conference will feature special sessions for the general membership, priesthood sessions for fathers and their sons, mother-daughter sessions, and a cultural program.
To best utilize the time of the First Presidency and the attendant General Authorities while they are in the United Kingdom and Europe, some of the conference sessions are scheduled during the week, but the Saints are already planning their vacations so that they can fully participate and enjoy the blessings and the spirit that come with meeting with the Brethren.
These area general conferences in the United Kingdom and in Europe were preceded earlier this year by conferences in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific islands of Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, and Fiji.
The very first area general conference was held in Manchester, England, in August 1971. European Saints attended a conference in Munich in 1973, and the Scandinavian Saints gathered together in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1974.