Day One Christian Ministries
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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. Together, they form Day One Christian Ministries.

DayOne's MD Mark Roberts writes:

The year 2020 is a year that will never be forgotten. For all of us it has led to differences in the work, home and church environments. Sadly, some have lost loved ones; some have been ill; others have lost their jobs, and unfortunately, maybe for the first time, some have suffered from mental health issues. We have had to learn how to use zoom and other types of software to communicate with others and function as churches.

But God has been good and His gospel continues to be proclaimed and people have been saved. What an amazing Gospel we have to proclaim, even during pandemics, when all around is bleak – His light still shines.

As the long summer days start to disappear and the autumn season begins with the long clear shadows changing to short dull images, it is wonderful to remember the words in James 1:17: ‘Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.’

In days when items change so quickly, when gadgets are out of date before we understand how to use them. When the political world changes on a daily basis; when we a never sure what new regulations are to come into force in our areas, to know that our God changes not, is a wonderful comfort.

To be able to rest in his unchanging word and to remember his unbreakable promises should give us cause to be thankful.


Who stole Christmas? Phil Heaps

The message of Christmas is something worth getting excited about. But cola-pushing Santas, creepy surveillance elves and gift-wrapped happiness are all fake news. This exciting new book from author Phil Heaps asks the question: Who Stole Christmas?

• Brand new Christmas evangelistic book for 2020
• Clear and engaging gospel presentation
• Perfect to giveaway to friends, family and visitors

Available here from the Day One publications website


‘Phil Heaps could not have done a better job in explaining simply what the Bible tells us about the true meaning of Christmas.’ – Ian Hamilton, Professor of Historical
Theology, Westminster Presbyterian Seminary, Newcastle



Coronavirus Covid 19 tract by Roger Carswell


This is an evangelistic tract that winsomely shares the gospel, and talks into the situation of Coronavirus. It is ideal to give away to friends and neighbours and in large numbers. They are only 10p each


Buy 10 +20% Off

Buy 26 +35% Off

Buy 101 +40% Off

Buy 251 +45% Off

Buy 501 +50% Off

Buy 1001 +55% Off

Click here to go to the DayOne Publications website to purchase copies


Download the latest DayOne Magazine here

The lastest magazine has articles entitled...

Meet Mary: the earthly mother of Jesus

How can we meet when we can't meet?

Wake up calls

Christmas is about His-Story

The Law, legalism and the Sabbath

Day One Magazine
DayOne Magazine October 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [11.5 MB]

Mark Roberts interviews Gerard Chrispin about his revamped evangelistic boooklets

Click here to read more 

Day One publish an amazingly varied selection of Christian books as well as stationery, cards and other gifts. Books include commentaries, daily readings, children’s books, youth work resources, evangelistic booklets and coffee-table format books on creation and the Bible.

Click here to go to Day One's publications website. 


The blessings of a day of rest

John Roberts writes:

If creation did not crash when God rested, it won’t crash when we do.

Let us be reminded of the basic principles behind this day of rest.

It is God’s gift at the beginning of time.

After six days of creation, God gave to us a day for rest and worship. It was a day that would be of benefit to the whole human race that would follow. Adam was in perfect relationship with his Maker, so if he needed such a day we, who are fallen creatures, need that day even more. We must not despise God’s gift to us.

It is embodied within God’s moral law.

The Ten Commandments, which are for all people and for all time, were given to us by God; written by His finger and spoken by His voice. They were not to be a burden to us, but a blessing. Whilst we could not keep them perfectly, they pointed us to the One who could, the Lord Jesus Christ.

This day is a weekly reminder of the resurrection of our Lord.

The sixth day reminds us of God’s work in creation. The first day reminds us of His work in redemption. Every Sunday brings to our attention the fact that the Lord Jesus is no longer in a tomb, but has risen from the dead. Because He lives, we will live also if we are God’s children.

This day is for our physical, mental and spiritual benefit.

God created us; therefore He knows what is best for us. He knows our frame and that we need rest for the benefit of our bodies. Our minds are also under constant pressure and need a day to unwind. Our souls need the opportunity to remove from earthly things that dominate our lives to heavenly realities.

Let us thank God for this gift which should be precious to every believer.


John Roberts asks...

John Roberts looks at the Ten Commandments and asks, ‘What’s wrong with this nation that has had such a great Christian heritage and has influenced so many people throughout the world?’ Read more...


Sylva Trophy goes to author, forest scientist and woodland owner Professor Julian Evans 

A forest scientist, author and woodland owner of international renown, Professor Julian Evans, has been awarded the 2019 Sylva Trophy for outstanding contributions to forestry.

The Sylva Trophy is donated by Patrick Evelyn, a direct descendent of John Evelyn, author of the seminal 17th century ‘Sylva or a Discourse of Forest-trees and the propagation of Timber’ and is awarded annually.

On receiving the award, he said: “‘I am humbled, delighted but above all surprised to receive this great honour. I am doubly blessed to receive it from Patrick Evelyn, a direct descendent of the great John Evelyn, as a part of my own woodland was once owned by the great man’s sister-in-law. Also when lecturing on trees in the Bible my final quote is always from Evelyn’s Silva: ‘In a word, and speak a bold and noble truth, trees and woods have twice saved the whole world, first by the ark and then by the cross; making full amends for evil fruit of the tree in paradise by that which was born on the tree in Golgotha.’

Since Julian’s book God’s Trees, was published four years ago he has given over 120 presentations all over the country in cathedrals, at prayer breakfasts, to secular groups etc - offering the above quote from Sylva at each of each of them!

The ongoing blessing of giving away DayOne Diaries in prisons

Gerard Chrispin tells how the Day One Diary still helps in prison gospel work.

I thank Day One for getting me into prison work for Christ about twenty years ago. Day One’s then leader, John Roberts, had received invitations from Prison Chaplains to send a Day One representative to go ‘behind bars’. I was that privileged person who first took the gospel ‘inside’ for Day One Prison Ministries. On the principle of ‘buy one – get one free’ Phillippa came too. Read more

If you would like to support the work of giving DayOne diaries to prisoners, please download the leaflet below where you will find all the information you need. 


Day One Prison Ministry Leaflet
Prison Leaflet 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.4 MB]

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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