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All articles by Graham Heaps

Graham is a retired pastor of Dewsbury Evangelical Church. He was converted as a teenager although grew up in a home where God was never mentioned.
He has recently become a widower and has 5 grown-up children.

News

May 2019
News > Church news

Dewsbury Connected conference focuses on the role of apologetics

The Connected conference is an annual gathering of church officers, workers and future leaders of independent fellowships in the North, taking place in Dewsbury Evangelical Church. Apologetics was the theme, specifically engaging with the secular beliefs of modern society. We were well served by Dan Strange, our speaker for the day. Dan is director…

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Article

September 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Home alone: a Christian widower’s struggle

‘You don’t get married to live on your own!’ Yet, in this world of disease and death, that loneliness comes to many men and women who have spent much of their adult working-life in the joy of a deeply satisfying Christian marriage. About two years ago, my wife for four decades fell asleep in…

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Conference – North of England church leaders

News

May 2016
News

Conference – North of England church leaders

There can be few more important issues facing the church in Britain today than how to communicate the gospel effectively in our pleasure-mad, materialistic society, with its inbuilt suspicion of (and apathy towards) all ‘organised religion’. That was the theme for the annual North of England conference for church leaders and key workers, held…

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Article

January 2016
Obituaries

Susan Heaps – a woman made beautiful by the grace of God

There can be few more painful or faith-testing experiences for a man than to see his wife of 43 years being lowered in a coffin into a deep, clay-lined chasm in the ground. Such was my experience two days ago (on 6 November 2015). My Sue had died just 10 days earlier, aged 65,…

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February 2015
Articles > World Mission

Situation vacant in Dewsbury

Working to replace a pastor can be a very difficult time for an evangelical church. So often the church is unaware of their pastor’s intention to move on, and his decision comes as a painful shock. And even if there is a good team of elders to lead the church through the period of…

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News – New co-pastor for Dewsbury

News

August 2010
News

News – New co-pastor for Dewsbury

New co-pastor for Dewsbury Daniel Grimwade, formerly assistant to Geoff Thomas at Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, and later pastor at Thornhill Baptist Church, has been inducted as co-pastor at Dewsbury Evangelical Church.      On Sunday 23 May, the church welcomed him officially. This was a joyful day for the fellowship, which had long…

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Reviews – Gospel-powered parenting – William P. Farley – P & R Publishing

Article

August 2010
Book

Reviews – Gospel-powered parenting – William P. Farley – P & R Publishing

Gospel-powered parenting- how the gospel shapes and transforms parenting William P. FarleyP & R Publishing; 220 pages plus notes; £9.99; ISBN: 978-1-59638-135-3 I well remember my reaction to receiving this book for review. Breaking open the packet, I muttered, 'Not another book on parenting!' Whether review editors think that having brought up five children makes one…

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