Day One Christian Ministries
Day One Christian Ministries

We hope you will find information to help and encourage you in the vitally important issue of keeping the Lord's Day - a principle laid down by God himself in creation. Sadly, in these days, too few Christians realise the importance of this issue in the health of the church and our nation at large.

Today, the organisation - previously known as the Lord's Day Observance Society - under the name of Day One Christian Ministries campaigns for Sunday to be a day of worship and rest; our day of rest is increasingly under threat as retail businesses, sports events and entertainment seek to make Sunday just another day to make money.


Day One also has a very significant work in DayOne Publications as well as supporting the Daylight Christian Prison Trust. That's why the whole organisation is now called Day One Christian Ministries.

New Prison Ministry Website

This ministry has continued for 38 years and now up to 190,000 copies are distributed to 167 prisons and Young Offenders Institutions. The diaries have also been requested by prison workers overseas, such as Canada, Australia and Cyprus.

Lives have been changed through this ministry, and Chaplains are constantly asking for them. 

Your support for this ministry would be much appreciated and an encouragement to us as our desire is to maintain this important ministry that God has opened to us.

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Thoughts from the Chairman - Jim Winter

‘Remember your Creator in the days of your youth’ (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

Since the founding of the Lord’s Day Observance Society (now Day One) in 1831 we have sought to honour God by trying to promote the gospel and maintain His Day in the life of our nation and His church, believing that this a God-given ordinance for the benefit of our society. The Sabbath was enshrined in creation, verified in the Commandments and exemplified in the life of the New Testament Church so that individuals and families may have a day of rest, free from the pressures of work, and that His people may be able to spend time together in worship, fellowship and instruction. For many years this entailed a strong advocacy against the erosion of the Lord’s Day as our national leaders sought to secularise it by amending and even removing legislation that kept this day special. We still faithfully continue in this work in spite of the increasing parliamentary threat to completely humanize Sundays. Alongside this, three essential arms of our work have been in publications, the prison ministry and youth work. It is the latter that I want to draw your attention to in this article. Read more...


What's the most difficult decision you've ever had to make? By Ruth Sutherland

Before you read this article I want you to pause and consider two questions:

Depending on your stage of life your answer to the first question may have involved a decision regarding what course of study to pursue, what career path to follow, where to buy a house or perhaps a decision regarding marriage or children; difficult decisions, all of which require thought and consideration.

I suspect your answer to the second question may have been more thought-provoking from the point of view that it’s not a question we often consider. Easy decisions do not cost us a second thought, they require no real consideration or significant pondering.

I’m going to share with you a decision of mine that was both the most difficult and the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make. Read more...

Town Blitzed with Calendars

A West Yorkshire town has been blitzed by 42,000 Day One Living Word calendars.

This massive quantity of Living Word calendars has been distributed in this former textile town over the last 15 years by a local congregational church – Morley Community Church.

This mind-blowing figure is the result of the church’s vision for literature evangelism and its partnership with Day One.  The small congregation of just 20 souls have discovered the Living Word calendars with their bold scripture texts, beautiful photographs and helpful layout to be highly popular with townsfolk.

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Day One Christian Ministries
Ryelands Road




T: 01568 613740


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