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July 2019
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Prof. Julian Evans speaks about the role of trees in the Bible

Professor Julian Evans, OBE is a forestry expert. He studied the subject at Bangor University and later became President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. He is also an evangelical Christian, lay preacher and author of Day One Publications’ God’s Trees. In April, Julian gave an accompanying talk at Gillingham Baptist Church, Dorset. He…

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January 2019
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Grace Baptist Mission Day

‘Facing a task unfinished, that drives us to our knees, a need that undiminished, rebukes our slothful ease’. Although written almost 90 years ago these words from the hymn by Frank Houghton are as true today as they were then. Some 700 believers from Grace Baptist Churches all over the UK gathered for the…

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December 2018
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Events – What is man?

The latest ‘Alpha and Omega Conference’ took place on Saturday 6 October, when Professor Edgar Andrews (see p.3) delivered two lectures based on his new book What is Man? Adam, alien or ape? These half-day conferences are held usually twice a year at the Campus Church, Welwyn Garden City, and feature issues of current…

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December 2018
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Events – 50th anniversary in Wolverhampton

An anniversary gives us another opportunity to remember, and on 15-16 September 2018 the members and friends of West Park Church, Wolverhampton, recalled and celebrated God’s goodness since the founding of the church 50 years ago. In those days it was called Merridale Church and was in a different part of the city. Much…

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December 2018
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Event – The art of faithful failure

Seventy per cent of Christians know who they want to invite to church, but never do — something Michael Harvey, founder of the National Weekend of Invitation and Back to Church Sunday, reckons can change if Christians think differently. Talking to a packed hall at the Christian Resources Exhibition 2018, at Sandown Park in…

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December 2018
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Event – Christian Heritage exhibition

The Christian Heritage Centre continued to see a good number of visitors visit its exhibition during this summer. Situated in Providence Chapel in Rowley Regis, near Birmingham, it was set up to demonstrate the impact that Christianity has had on our country. The story of Christianity in Britain is told through a series of…

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Event – English Reformation lecture

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November 2018
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Event – English Reformation lecture

Dr Lesley Rowe, Associate Fellow in History at the University of Warwick, gave the third and final lecture in her series on the Reformation in England at Little Hill Church in Wigston, Leicester, on 17 September 2018. The lecture focused on Anthony Gilby, one of the most influential Leicestershire reformers, who was known as…

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November 2018
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Event – Portadown young adults retreat

The Baptist Youth Missionary committee organised a weekend retreat for young adults aged 16-25, with a special emphasis on personal evangelism, in the Faith Mission Centre, Portadown, from 28-30 September 2018. At the end of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gives his followers an astonishing command: ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’. This command wasn’t…

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October 2018
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Event – Creation roadshows

Early June, I was in the Isle of Lewis, which was a great blessing as we had never been to these remoter parts of Scotland.  Lewis has seen revivals, which has meant a greater knowledge of gospel truth, but a generation has now arisen which has less knowledge of the Bible and the schools…

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Anniversary – Silver anniversary for Wooler Evangelical

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October 2018
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Anniversary – Silver anniversary for Wooler Evangelical

Wooler Evangelical Church in rural north Northumberland marked its 25th anniversary with a series of special services over the weekend of 1-2 September. The services provided an opportunity both to reflect upon the faithfulness of God in establishing and sustaining the fellowship over 25 years, and also to seek his honour and blessing for…

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September 2018
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Event – Merged Church Society has first meeting

The new Church Society Council held its first meeting in London since the merger with Reform and the Fellowship of Word & Spirit. The council opened with a reflection on Ephesians 1: 1-14, and a time of prayer. Rev. Dr Mark Burkill was unanimously elected to be the chairman, with Rev. Paul Darlington and…

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Event – Last ever EMF graduation

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September 2018
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Event – Last ever EMF graduation

It was a warm day at Welwyn village, its streets filled themselves with smiling, familiar faces. As we made our way into Guessens’ big garden with the lovely tree in the middle, we shared lunch with others. It was a lovely warm day but with a sad tone, especially for former students like us,…

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