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April 2013
Obituaries

Harry Cherry (1917-2013)

  William Henry Cherry, known to many as ‘Harry’, was pastor of Halland Chapel from 1971-1989, and was known and loved widely for a dedicated Christian life that spanned 80 of his 95 years.      He was born in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, in 1917, educated in the village school, and matriculated in 1933 from…

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‘Bash’

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September 2011
Articles > Historical

‘Bash’

‘Bash’ On 27 July Rev. John Stott went to be with the Lord. The man responsible for pointing him to Christ as a public schoolboy was Rev. E. J. H. Nash. This article remembers this unusual, but devoted, servant of Jesus Christ. It was half an hour into the service. A man slipped quietly…

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Richard Hobson – Part (2)

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September 2003
Articles > Historical

Richard Hobson – Part (2)

In November 1868, Richard Hobson took up his ministry in Windsor - the rudest, most deprived region of south-east Liverpool. Moved by faith, love and prayer, he lost no time.He was urgent to make a fresh beginning in the things of God for the people of Windsor. On the day of his arrival he…

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Historical

November 1999
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The Fall and Rise of Wang Ming Dao

The year was 1949 and the first unified central government for forty years was in power in China. Christian believers were fearful. At the Peking (Beijing) Christian Tabernacle, the congregation prepared itself for Communist rule. Wang Ming Dao, the pastor, continued to hold tenaciously to Scripture. The Christian, he affirmed, should obey the authorities…

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October 1999
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Fire and Water – Wang Ming Dao at war

Mao Tse Tung, Chinese political leader, had been employed as a young man in the library of Peking University. There he met with the students and dreamed with them of a New China, free from imperialism, poverty and the past. Mao sat with students at the feet of the university's librarian, a professor of…

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Historical

September 1999
Articles > Historical

Fire and Water

On 1 August 1937, five hundred people assembled for the opening of the newly-built Peking Christian Tabernacle. The threat of Japanese troops gathering outside the city could not stop the congregation attending the church’s dedication service. Peking, once known as ‘the market place of the world’s ideas’, was now a sleepy city. But within…

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August 1999
Articles > Historical

Fire and Water: The Middle Years of Wang Ming Dao

In 1919 China, a belated ally of Britain in the First World War, was present when the treaty of Versailles was drawn up. The treaty, however, failed to meet China's demands: the country had not succeeded in ridding itself of foreign presence on its soil. German concessions in China were not revoked but merely…

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