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Event – Christian Heritage Centre, Rowley Regis
February 2018
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Event – Christian Heritage Centre, Rowley Regis

The good hand of God continues to bless the work of the Christian Heritage Centre, in Rowley Regis, Birmingham. 2017 ended with a well attended afternoon of lectures, commemorating the 500th anniversary of Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The two splendid lectures were given by Pastor Jonathan Stobbs of Penzance. The centre was presented with a three-dimensional model made to scale and depicting the local area as it was in 1880. This superbly finished piece of work, created by local man Mr Melvin Jackson, took approximately five years to research and complete. This same friend...

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February 2018
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Amy Carmichael memorial

On 16 December 1867, missionary Amy Carmichael was born in Millisle in Northern Ireland. Some 150 years later a beautiful sculpture of her as a 10-year-old girl was unveiled outside Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church in Bangor. The church is home to the annual Worldwide Missionary Convention. The sculpture was the idea of Derek Bingham, first thought of ten years ago. It was created by Christian artist and sculptor Ross Wilson and portrays a determined girl, holding a notebook — her diary of grace, containing God’s plans for her life — looking out to the world. Embossed on her hat are starry flowers, picturing those who...

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January 2018
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Event – Thanksgiving in Aberystwyth

In June 1967 four men came together in Aberystwyth to pray for guidance. Three of them, Ieuan Jones, John Ifor Jones, and Wil Morgan, attended different chapels in the area, but were increasingly uneasy, because the Word of God was not being preached there. The other was Gordon Macdonald, a Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister near Machynlleth. His doctrinal beliefs were at odds with the Arminian and paedobaptist stance of his denomination, and he was suspicious of the ecumenism then fashionable. Eventually, he came to the conviction that the biblical response to blatant theological and moral error within the church was to separate from it. After...

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November 2017
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Event – Brixton Tabernacle 150th anniversary

On 24 June many people gathered to help us celebrate this special anniversary. We had a lovely day, including seeing some faces that we hadn’t seen at the chapel for some time. Many had travelled great distances to be there. The services themselves were truly special. It was good to sing hymns which we often sang and loved in former days, including ones by David Denham and James Wells, who compiled the hymn books used by the church until more recent years. We also sang original hymns composed by the first and present pastor, and two by former organists — one of which was composed...

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November 2017
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Event – Farewell at Hanney

It was a bitter-sweet weekend for members of Hanney Chapel, Oxfordshire, when they moved into their newly extended and refurbished building in September. It was also the occasion of a farewell tea in honour of Bob and Gwyn Pritchard, a couple who have played a key part in the transformation of the village chapel. The new £130,000 extension to one side of the chapel balanced an extension a few years ago on the other side to provide Sunday school rooms. Designed by church member Christian Randall, it gives a new glass frontage, new kitchen, crèche room and storage space, while increasing capacity for meetings. Pastor Mark Fisher...

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November 2017
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Event – Keith and Kristyn Getty

Christians gathered in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, in the Houses of Parliament, to celebrate the power of singing and hymn-writing in the Christian faith. The event was led by Keith and Kristyn Getty and hosted by Christians in Parliament, partly to thank God for the OBE Keith Getty had received in June from HM The Queen. The event marked the first occasion in which an OBE has been given to an individual actively involved in contemporary church music, although, as Keith Getty was keen to point out, in 2003 Timothy Dudley-Smith was awarded an OBE for ‘services to hymnody’. In the opulent, ancient chapel, Christians...

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October 2017
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Event – Yateley holiday at home

For the fourth year running, members of Yateley Baptist Church organised an event for elderly folk in our community who have little opportunity for a holiday of their own. We collected our guests each morning from home and had coffee before we began our structured programme of activities. Given that in 2017 we have been celebrating Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday, our theme this year was ‘Memories’, thinking of the war and post-war years — the 1940s-1950s (Vera Lynn period). On Tuesday, this included making paper lanterns, a quiz, and illustrated talks — ‘Toys for boys’ — which included displays of a fort, soldiers, ships, vintage...

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September 2017
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Event – Keswick Convention 2017

The annual three-week summer Christian convention at Keswick once more saw large attendances. The thousands attending included substantial increases in newcomers and younger people. Many meetings were live-streamed to other parts of the UK and to India, Canada, USA, Norway, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Among the many speakers were Don Carson of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, and Alistair Begg of Truth for Life Ministry, of Cleveland, Ohio. This year’s convention theme was ‘Captivated: hearing God’s Word’ and looked at ways in which God has spoken to individuals through the ages. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the programme included special seminars on...

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