National Convention 2018

Welcome to the Bahá’í National Convention 2018 information pages.


Venue: Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

The National Assembly is pleased to inform you that National Convention this year will take place between Saturday 26 May at 2pm, and Bank Holiday Monday 28 May at 1pm and will be held at a new venue, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD.

At Riḍván 2018, members of National Spiritual Assemblies from around the world will gather in Haifa to elect the Universal House of Justice.  This sacred and special event takes place as part of the International Convention which only occurs once every five years.  In light of this, the Universal House of Justice has advised National Spiritual Assemblies, in a letter dated 14 April 2017 written on its behalf, that the “National Conventions in 2018 should take place on the weekend closest to the Anniversary of the Declaration of the Báb, which falls on Thursday, 24 May 2018”.

National Convention is a pivotal and inspiring event in the annual Bahá’í calendar, during which the 95 delegates elected in every region of the United Kingdom elects the National Spiritual Assembly for the coming year.  Delegates additionally participate in consultations on the development of the Faith in this country and in particular the progress of the Five Year Plan – this year with added significance following the momentous celebrations marking the bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, and in the lead up to the bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb.  No doubt the spirit, excitement and insights generated at International Convention will also permeate the National Convention and make it even more special.  The National Assembly looks forward greatly to welcoming as many believers as possible to National Convention 2018.

Important: As this is a new venue for National Convention please read the National Convention 2018 Information page to familiarise yourself with information about the venue, especially the dining arrangements.

The hotel is situated just off the A452 running from Royal Leamington Spa and Kenilworth which is easily accessed from the A46 which connects the M6 from the North with the M40 from the South.  The nearest train stations are Warwick – 3 miles, Leamington Spa 5 miles and Coventry 7 miles.

Click here to go to the hotel website to see details of location and directions.

As well as the delegate consultations and beautiful devotionals, there are programmes for children running until 18:00 each day and a junior youth and youth programme.  Bahá’í Books-UK and an array of institutional and other exhibitions will be featured.

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Summary Convention Programme (times are approximate and are subject to change without notice)

Saturday 26 May


12.00 Registration opens

14:00 Opening of Convention

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Session 2

22:00 Close Day 1

Sunday 27 May


09:30 Session 3

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Session 4

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Session 5

22:00 Close Day 2

Monday 28 May


09:30 Session 6

13:00  Close of Convention