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2017

Induction – Stornoway induction

There was a large attendance in the Stornoway Town Hall on 28 April for the ordination and induction of Stephen McCollum as the new pastor of Stornoway Reformed Presbyterian (RP) Church. Many had travelled from Northern Ireland and the mainland for the occasion, and there were representatives from other congregations on Lewis. Stephen, from…

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2017

Induction – Welcome to Wooler

At a service on 22 April, Wooler Evangelical Church, Northumberland, inducted Michael George Veitch from Dunbar in East Lothian to be their new pastor, after a vacancy of 16 months. Michael will be the third pastor in Wooler since the church began in 1993. About 200 people were present in the packed building, including…

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2017

Events – Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) assembly

The 2017 General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) (FCC) met in Liberton Kirk, Edinburgh, on Monday 22 May. During the meeting, the FCC committee presented its report to the General Assembly, in which it said governing authorities should not spy on the population. It argued it was not the role of…

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2017

Event – European School open day

On 6 May 2017, the European School of Biblical Studies (formerly the EMF School of Biblical Studies) held its annual open day at Welwyn Evangelical Church. As the guests flooded in, so did the extra seats to accommodate the 200 or so guests who had come to hear from this year’s students and from…

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2017

Event – Psalmody class

The Presbytery of Skye and Lochcarron held its annual psalmody class on Saturday, 29 April. The class was held in Portree and taken by Rev. and Mrs Bill Scott. The congregations of Portree, Snizort and Lochalsh and Strath were represented by young and old. After worship, the class began in earnest, with Mrs Isobel…

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2017

Events – John Newton commemoration

During March 2017, the John Newton Project celebrated a series of events, with an exhibition each working day at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, London. The exhibition included additional material on Newton’s links with previous rectors of this church — William Romaine and William Goode — and on the Eclectic Society and Church Missionary Society (CMS), which met at the rectory of St…

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2017

Events – Royd Court, Mirfield, 10th anniversary

On 18 March 2017, a thanksgiving service was held at the Salvation Army hall in Mirfield, to acknowledge the Lord’s goodness in the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Royd Court scheme, which was completed and opened in 2007. This date also happened to be 200 years since the work of the Aged…

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2017

Events – Royal visit for Scripture Union

HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, gave the royal seal of approval to Scripture Union, as he officially opened its new office on 27 April 2017. Prince Edward, whose wife Sophie has been open about her Christian faith, visited the new office in Milton Keynes for the unveiling. ‘Christ’s love is relevant today and…

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