Philatelic Congress of Great Britain



Philatelic Congress of Great Britain

8th – 11th September 2022

This year’s Philatelic Congress of Great Britain is being held at the Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham (centre of the city) from Thursday, 8 September 2022 to Sunday, 11 September 2022.

A special rate at Jury’s Inn will only be available until 28th July 2022.

The theme of the Congress is going to be “Organised Philately” – how our hobby is organised in different ways. During Congress there will be input from local societies, specialist societies, national societies, international societies, the philatelic trade and international philatelic organisations demonstrating what each type of society or organisation brings to the hobby – and displaying what is collected!

For more information contact Steven Harrison, Chairman of ABPS, by emailing him at or calling him on 0121 313 0671.

Booking Form 2022
Congress Programme 2022



Congress Information

Kay Goodman Memorial Lecture 2018:
The Future of Philately

This detailed paper by the W4 group for Congress 2018 can be downloaded below.

The Future of Philately As Seen in 2018 (207 downloads)

The History of Congress

Maintaining a long tradition, each year the ABPS organises the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.

The first Philatelic Congress of Great Britain was held in Manchester in 1909. Barring interruptions due to war and pandemics, they have been held annually ever since. The venue moves each year. Congress is the opportunity to meet with fellow collectors for a relaxing few days in pleasant surroundings. The events include discussions, displays and visits, plus the ever-enjoyable Congress Banquet.

The highlight for many is the occasion at which the Congress Medal is presented.

Other organisations, particularly the major stamp auction houses, also often host special events during the Congress.

Congress provides an ideal way of enjoying oneself in the company of fellow collectors.

For those with a special interest in the history and the collection of memorabilia connected with the PCGB, there is a Study Group that you can join to find out much more about the events.

Follow the Philatelic Congress of GB Study Group on Facebook.