The founders of UBM first joined a beach team in 1950 in Rhyl and then went to Blackpool in 1951 and 1952 before being asked to start in Llandudno in 1953. And for many, this is the place where the work really commenced and indeed still continues! Within a few years the Llandudno Beach Team was operating in Skegness, Leysdown, Douglas, Paignton and Broadstairs and so the name United Beach Missions was born. Today the beach work is rununder the operating name ‘the Beach Team.’ Not long after, the work in Ireland and the Continent started and in the early 70s our first non-beach team began in Speakers’ Corner, London.
60 years on, and we continue to share the good news of Jesus. Today UBM operates in about 35 locations in England, Wales, Ireland and Continental Europe. The work on the Continent is called MV which, depending on the country,is short for Missions Vacances (France and Belgium), Missione Vacanze (Italy), Misiones de Verano (Spain) and Missões de Verão (Portugal).