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February 2010

Evangelical Library, London

 

The Evangelical Library has moved to its new home. For nearly two years, negotiations have taken place to relocate it in better premises. The Chiltern Street property was becoming an increasing burden and, two years ago, the library was faced with the prospect of another large bill for repairs.

     When the scale of these was revealed, the trustees realised that drastic action was needed if the library were to be saved. Various options were discussed and the most practical solution was to sell the lease on Chiltern Street and see if that would enable the library to purchase a property of its own.

     Eventually, the trustees were directed to the Gateway Mews site, which has now become the property of the Evangelical Library. The new building is near the London Theological Seminary (LTS). Transport links are good and there is plenty of on-site parking. The new address is: 5/6 Gateway Mews, Ringway, Bounds Green Road, London N11 2UT (tel. 020 8362 0868).

     The trustees write: ‘We are so thankful to God for his overruling providence in what has been an anxious time. This is a unique heritage, and a living library that continues to be a valuable asset to the work of the kingdom of God in the twenty-first century’.

     The new premises will be officially opened at 3pm on Saturday 17 April. The speaker will be Rev. Robert Strivens, principal of LTS.

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