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November 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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October 2019
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Proclaiming the Good News to thousands in Gloucester

  ‘Proclaiming the Bible Salvation Verses’ to over 30,000 people lining the streets of Gloucester on Saturday 13th July 2019, was a resounding success. The annual Christian outreach to the people watching the Gloucester Carnival procession has taken place every year for the past 36 years. This year, 33 Christians took part and worked…

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October 2019
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Hitchin outreach week centres on preaching rather than social events

A week of evangelism was held to celebrate 150 years since the construction of Grace Baptist Church in Hitchin. ‘Big Answers’ was the focus of the outreach. A team, including members of Grace Baptist Partnership, went into Hitchin town centre daily to engage passers-by with the gospel. Evangelistic evening meetings were held and issues…

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October 2019
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Peter Parkinson (Caring for Life) retirement

In early June, members of the Caring For Life family came together to celebrate with the charity’s co-founder, Peter Parkinson, on the occasion of his retirement. Taking up his first pastorate when aged 17, Peter served as a Baptist pastor. 32 years ago, he followed God’s call to care for some of the most…

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Worship Conference at Greeley, Colorado – Saturday 18th May 2019

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October 2019
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Worship Conference at Greeley, Colorado – Saturday 18th May 2019

An all-day conference was held in America focusing on the presentation of the cross of Christ in the context of reverent worship. It was held at the Reformation Baptist Church, Greeley, Colorado (50 miles north of the city of Denver). Pastor Steve Ong, minister of Reformation Baptist Church, hosted and chaired the conference. The…

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October 2019
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Wolverhampton Bible Convention 2019

Fifty years ago, a Bible Convention was inaugurated in the Shropshire village of Donington by a group of Christian men. The committee was formed under the leadership of Rev. Paul Houndsfield (Anglican vicar of Donington). Also involved were Dennis Moore (vicar of Wellington), Jack Stordy (a Wolverhampton business man) and others. A marquee was…

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October 2019
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2019 South Wales Revival Conference

This year was the 20th annual week-long conference (6-13 July). The fine weather was matched by excellent ministry. Stuart Olyott (Liverpool) opened the conference with a fine exposition of Ephesians 5:18: ‘Be filled with the Spirit’. Interestingly, the other sermons were all drawn from the Old Testament. Each evening from Monday to Friday, Mark…

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September 2019
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Christian law firm celebrates its first anniversary

In June, around forty people gathered at the Cathedral View conference centre in Westminster to mark one year since the formation of Edward Connor Solicitors. The firm provides evangelical organisations and churches with Christ-centred legal services. The anniversary celebrations included a presentation on the importance of legal compliance. Caroline Eade, the firm’s Head of…

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September 2019
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Cancer strikes budding preacher twice, threatening his speech

Reconciling suffering with a God of love is a staple of philosophical debate, but it became a painful reality for Ole Kristian Hunt, an elder at Grace Baptist Church, Ulverston, in Cumbria. At just 26, he was diagnosed with cancer. In a moving testimony at Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle, he traced the ups and…

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September 2019
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Joshua Harris kisses his wife and his faith goodbye

Joshua Harris, the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye – a Christian guide to relationships – has left his wife and rejected his faith. Written when he was only 21, the book sold nearly one million copies around the world after it was published in 1997. According to the publisher, the book turned the…

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