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Stuart is an elder at Hope Church in Ferndown. He is married to Liz and they have three grown up children and four grandchildren. Stuart works part-time as a primary school teacher and also as the teaching pastor at Hope Church.

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November 2018
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Robert Roberts Clynnog — the hunchback preacher (1762-1802)

Once on a preaching tour of Anglesey, Robert Roberts was in the town of Amlwch. His preaching was in full flow, gripping the congregation. The presence of God was very real. A pale-faced youth turned to his friend in awe and whispered, ‘Is he a man or an angel?’ His friend replied, ‘An angel,…

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August 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

The lost art of biblical meditation

When you mention the word ‘meditation’, people react in different ways. This is because, sadly, the term has become rather plastic, capable of meaning different things. For most it speaks of Eastern religion, relaxation techniques and New Ageism. For Christians there is a puzzling divide between a christianised form of Eastern meditation and true,…

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March 2014
Articles > Historical

Thomas Bilney – the forgotten Reformer

Just before his death in the flames, Hugh Latimer encouraged his fellow martyr Nicholas Ridley with these justly famous words: ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out’.  Latimer was indeed…

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News – Hope Church, Ferndown

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October 2010
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News – Hope Church, Ferndown

Hope Church, Ferndown Six months ago, a group of 25 members from Moordown Baptist Church, Bournemouth, met for their first service as a church plant.     This was a step of faith, not knowing quite what might happen but confident that there was a work to do. What would be the reaction? Was it the right…

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Book Review – Puritanism: a very short introduction – Francis J. Bremer – Oxfort University Press

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March 2010
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Book Review – Puritanism: a very short introduction – Francis J. Bremer – Oxfort University Press

Puritanism: a very short introduction Francis J. BremerOxford University Press; 109 pages; £7.99; ISBN: 978-0-19-533455-5 This book is faithful to its title and gives a clear if somewhat passionless account of Puritanism on both sides of the Atlantic. It is part of a major series by OUP of short introductions. The series is very eclectic and…

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Review – Fearless Pilgrim: The life & times of John Bunyan – Faith Cook – EP Books

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July 2009
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Review – Fearless Pilgrim: The life & times of John Bunyan – Faith Cook – EP Books

Fearless Pilgrim: The life & times of John Bunyan   Faith Cook EP Books; 528 pages; £16.95; ISBN: 978-085234-6808   Faith Cook has again produced an excellent biography, this time on one of the most famous of English Christians. Bunyan strides two worlds - the literary, mainly on the strength of Pilgrim's Progress; and…

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Review – Reformation heroes – Reformation Heritage Books

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January 2009
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Review – Reformation heroes – Reformation Heritage Books

Reformation heroes   Diana Kleyn with Joel R. Beeke Reformation Heritage Books; 199 pages; £14.95 ISBN: 978-1601780287   This is a super book that fills a gap in the Christian book market. It is an updated, modernised and expanded version of an earlier work by Richard Newton called The Reformation and its heroes. The…

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