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Pastor of Stanton Lees Chapel

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Historical

November 2018
Articles > Historical

The Synod of Dort

The date is Monday 6 May 1619. The place is the ‘Great Church’ in the influential city of Dordrecht (or Dort) in the central Netherlands. Since November 1618 (300 years ago, this month) the Great Synod of Dort has been meeting daily; a total of 154 sessions have been held. It is thought that…

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Article

April 2016
Articles > World Mission

The need for strategic missionary budgeting

Church leaders need to study. Preachers need access to quality literature, if their ministries are to be biblically sound. Those who teach churches must have an effective grasp of the truth, if they are going to nurture their flocks to spiritual maturity. However, for many pastors in the younger churches of the developing world,…

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March 2014
Articles > Comment

A global vision

It has been good to see that the ‘Concert of Prayer’ for revival across the UK, now into its fourth year, has generally maintained a wider, global vision. Prayers have not focussed merely on our own needs in this country, and that is right and proper. Let’s never forget that our concern should be…

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Concert of prayer

News

March 2014
News

Concert of prayer

At least 26 united prayer gatherings took part in the UK’s Concert of Prayer at the beginning of January, seven in Yorkshire and another 19 around the country (see ET Comment, p.3). Numbers attending ranged from five or six in the smallest meetings to 40 or 50 in a couple of venues. Whether the…

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The UK concert of prayer

News

October 2013
News

The UK concert of prayer

On 5 October, churches around the country plan to meet in united prayer gatherings to plead with God for an outpouring of the Spirit and the revival of his work, in our desperately needy nation. This will be the twelfth such occasion in the past three years. This ‘Concert of prayer for revival’ began…

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Article

April 2013
Articles > World Mission

Strategic ministry

On the final evening of my second week in the Far East in January, the local co-ordinator made an announcement. We were told that we must strip our beds and wash the duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases before breakfast in the morning.      Next morning I duly complied. I filled a bucket with…

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Unite in prayer for revival!

News

October 2012
News

Unite in prayer for revival!

Unite in prayer for revival! Yorkshire-based Prayer for Revival is growing in number and beyond its borders. The united prayer gatherings that took place on 14 July were again a great encouragement to all who participated. The eight meetings around Yorkshire were attended by a total of 180 people. At every meeting there was…

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