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Hemel Hempstead Induction

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February 2020
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Hemel Hempstead Induction

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.  Brethren, pray for us”.  – 1 Thessalonians 5:24-25 The officers and members of Alexandra Road Congregational Church would like to praise God for calling the Rev Chris Bennett (formerly of Wilton Community Church) to the Pastorate of ARCC in Hemel Hempstead. The induction…

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February 2020
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Gaulby Fellowship disbands after nine years

With much sadness, members of Gaulby Reformed Evangelical Anglican Fellowship jointly decided to discontinue the church last October. Based seven miles east of Leicester, the Fellowship came into being following the untimely death of the Rector of St Peter’s, Rev. Ashley Cheesman, in October 2010. Since that time, the Fellowship sought to maintain faithful…

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February 2020
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Bangor Evangelical Church celebrates 50th anniversary

In 1971, the front-page headline of an edition of Evangelical Times read ‘Revival Church Reborn’. Two years before, a bilingual church had formed in Bangor, North Wales, when various small groups of believers came together for worship and prayer, initially meeting in various homes. After adopting a doctrinal basis grounded in the Westminster Confession…

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January 2020
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Emmanuel Baptist Church, Cardiff induction

On Saturday 5 October, a packed congregation witnessed the induction of Paul Whiteley as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cardiff. Paul Whiteley had previously been the pastor of Penyrheol Evangelical Church, near Swansea. A history of the call to the pastorate was given, emphasising how God had graciously kept the church over four…

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January 2020
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Anglican church in Devon says no to yoga

Efforts to hire a C of E church hall in Barnstaple for yoga classes were blocked by the parish office of St Mary’s Church in Pilton, Devon. Yoga is an increasingly popular practice in the UK. Over 400,000 people attend classes each week. The exercises focus on posture, breathing and relaxation techniques. Yoga stems…

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January 2020
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‘Britain’s only hope: the gospel’

Cultural Marxism, abortion and evolution were some of the pressing issues faced by Christians which were addressed in this conference. It was held in October at Penn Free Methodist Church in Buckinghamshire. David Carson spoke on ‘The state of the nation and the only remedy’. He referred to the great influence of the 1920s…

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January 2020
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67th ‘School in Theology’ Conference

Carronvale House in Falkirk was once again the venue for the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)’s four-day September conference. Each day began with prayer and morning devotions (led by Mark Fitzpatrick, Simon Green and Trevor Kirkland) and ended with worship. Rev. John Keddie gave a well-researched paper on Thomas Chalmers. He covered his early…

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December 2019
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Waterford House Evangelical Free Church inducts new pastor

On Saturday, 21st September, Waterford House Evangelical Free Church (near Strood, Kent) held a welcome thanksgiving service for their new pastor, Adrian Tribe and his wife, Andrea. Formerly from Borough Green Baptist Church, Adrian was called to Waterford House after the former pastor, Norman Hopkins, announced his intended retirement some five years before. Adrian…

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December 2019
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From prison to pulpit: 20 years of ministry for pastor, Billy McCurrie

Forty years ago, Pastor Billy McCurrie was an angry young man locked up in the Maze prison, Northern Ireland. Thirty years ago, he was changed. The avowed atheist and communist had become a Christian, keen to find out what God had in store for him. Twenty years ago, he was appointed Pastor of Aughton…

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December 2019
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2019 Argyll Convention

‘This is real unity, not fake’. This comment was made by Alasdair Paine, one of the speakers at the Argyll Convention which took place in Oban in August. Leaders of evangelical churches in Argyll had organised this Bible conference for the seventh year in succession. No doubt the ‘warmth’ that people mentioned is felt…

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November 2019
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Obituary: Glyn MacAulay (founding member of Tearfund)

Tearfund’s first Chairman of the Board, Glyn MacAulay, passed away on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, aged 82. Tearfund CEO, Nigel Harris said: ‘We are saddened by the news of the passing of Glyn MacAulay. Glyn was one of Tearfund’s founding members and his accountancy skills and expertise were invaluable in establishing Tearfund as a…

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November 2019
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Stornoway pulpit filled after 7-year gap

On Thursday, 29th August at 72 Keith Street, Stornoway (on the Isle of Lewis), a 7-year pulpit vacancy was filled when Rev Jonathan Baxter was ordained and inducted to the local congregation which includes a preaching station in the Isle of Harris. While studying for a degree in aeronautical engineering, Jonathan began to feel…

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