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April 2020
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Edinburgh City Council deplatforms evangelist

Larry Stockstill, an American minister due to speak at the Surge conference in June, has been banned by Edinburgh’s local authority for his views on homosexuality. Stockstill was scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Edinburgh’s prestigious Usher Hall. The Surge conference is an annual, Charismatic gathering organised by Destiny Church in Glasgow. Gavin…

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March 2020
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Flint Evangelical Church – Induction

Ben Slater was recently inducted to the pastorate of Flint Evangelical Church in North Wales. The service was led by church elder David Roberts, and visiting speaker Stuart Olyott preached from Galatians 2:20 on starting out in ministry. Chris Thomas, another elder and the church secretary, recounted the history of Ben’s involvement with the…

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March 2020
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Wycliffe Bible Translators – New Regional Manager for Scotland

From February this year, Ruth McCaig was appointed the Regional Manager for Scotland for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Her role will involve developing Wycliffe’s engagement with churches in Scotland, particularly through overseeing Wycliffe’s volunteer programme. Ruth performed a similar role for Operation Christmas Child prior to joining Wycliffe, where she was Scottish and Faroe Islands…

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March 2020
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New President for SASRA as Lord Dannatt bids farewell

Major General RJ Thomson CBE DSO has become the new president of the Soldiers’ and Airmens’ Scripture Readers Association. He succeeds General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, who after 20 years as president now becomes President Emeritus of the Association. SASRA’s work to provide Christian ministry to British Army and RAF personnel…

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March 2020
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Steve Timmis removed as CEO of Acts 29 network

The board of the Acts 29 church planting network has removed Steve Timmis from his role as chief executive following accusations of abuse and bullying. A statement issued by Acts 29 and given to Christianity Today said, ‘The Board of Acts 29 was made aware of some accusations of abusive leadership against our CEO…

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March 2020
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Revised Persian translation of the New Testament is ready

The Trinitarian Bible Society has taken delivery of 7,500 copies of a revised New Testament in Persian (Farsi). A further 5,000 copies are being printed in the USA. Farsi is spoken by over 100 million people, mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Complete translations of Scripture into Farsi first arose following the pioneering work…

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March 2020
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Binfield Heath Congregational Church induction

Binfield Heath Chapel in South Oxfordshire was full on 4 January for the induction of new minister, Stephen Palmer. This small village church had been without a pastor for 18 months since Thomas Brand left to become Ministry Director of Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches (EFCC). After considering several applicants for the part-time post…

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Hemel Hempstead Induction

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March 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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