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All articles by Simon Arscott

Simon has been sent by the International Presbyterian Church to lead All Nations Church, Ilford.
He was born and bred south of the river in Camberwell. He studied in York, and worked back in south London
for a couple of years, before training to be a preacher and a pastor out in the USA for 3 years, at Westminster Theological seminary, Philadelphia.
In 2010, he and his family moved to York, where he served in a church plant (Trinity Church York) as Assistant Minister.
He was ordained to the ministry in 2011.


May 2021
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The gospel of church government

The author and atheist Christopher Hitchens wrote in his autobiography: ‘Everything about Christianity is contained in the pathetic image of the flock.’ I think he’s spot on. Frankly, he’s thought much harder about that metaphor than many Christians have. This sheep metaphor is no incidental part of the Bible, it’s central to it. Think…

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March 2016

Mission – Church planting in Ilford

Ilford is in the London Borough of Redbridge, in north-east Greater London, and, like most of London, it is booming. The effects of the 2012 Olympic Games can be still felt, with improved transport links. Trains get you from Ilford to Liverpool Street station in 18 minutes. Hub In the next five years, Crossrail will…

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May 2015

Presbyterianism – Introducing the IPC

If you were to survey the British and European church landscape at the moment, I doubt that the International Presbyterian Church (IPC) would stand out. Few Christians, I think, have heard of us. We are a very small denomination, comprised of two presbyteries along language lines.  Growing presbytery The English-speaking presbytery has nine congregations…

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