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April 2019
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Magherafelt Reformed Baptist Church induction

Magherafelt is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is largely made up of Roman Catholics but has a significant Protestant community. Some 22 years ago, a Reformed Baptist Church was formed in the town. They now have an attractive building and a committed membership, eager to serve the Lord in their…

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December 2018
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Induction – Hitchin Grace Baptist welcomes pastor

Hitchin Grace Baptist Church welcomed its new pastor Tom Forryan at a service attended by 200 people, in the Priory School, Hitchin, on 13 October 2018. Ashkan Sarmadi, current pastor of Derby Road Baptist Church (DRBC), Watford, commended Tom’s previous ministry as former pastor at DRBC and as a worker with Grace Baptist Mission…

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October 2018
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Induction – Welcoming service at Bentley

On 25 July 2018, members and friends of Bentley Reformed Baptist Church gathered for a special service to formally recognise Mr Craig Whale as pastor. Pastor Michael Harley, of Friston Baptist Church, Suffolk, was kind enough to come and conduct the service, which was held at 7.30pm on a very warm evening. The surrounding…

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June 2018
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Ordination – Induction at Poolewe & Aultbea

After nearly four years without a minister, the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) congregation of Poolewe & Aultbea praised God for the ordination and induction of Rev. Murdo Maciver. The service took place on the evening of Friday 13 April at the Gairloch Community Centre. Nearly 200 people gathered from a wide area to…

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March 2018
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Induction – Otford welcomes new minister

On 27 January, approximately 250 people from 38 different churches and organisations met at St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks, Kent, to celebrate the induction of Kevin Bracken as pastor of Otford Evangelical Free Church (OEFC) and give thanks to God. Rodney Lissenden, church secretary and a deacon of OEFC, introduced proceedings by thanking all the…

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February 2018
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Induction – New pastor for Jubilee

On Sunday 15 October 2017, the induction took place of Joe Bannister to the pastorate at Jubilee Baptist Church, Occold, in Suffolk. More than 200 people gathered in Occold village hall, where space was at a premium and some had no choice but to stand. It was a gorgeously warm autumnal day, so the…

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January 2018
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Inductions – Haworth induction

November 2017 saw the induction of a new pastor at Hall Green Baptist Church in Haworth, West Yorkshire. Paul Lintott, who has pastored churches in Hartlepool and Fressingfield, has joined four other elders — including previous pastor Mick Lockwood — and three deacons, to head up the team. The congregation at Haworth was joined…

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January 2018
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Inductions – New pastor for Fryerns

Fryerns Baptist Church (FBC) was founded in 1953 as a result of the faithful pioneering work of Charles Phillimore, in Basildon, Essex. On 9 September 2017, the chapel in Basildon welcomed more than 200 people from across the UK. The wait for a pastor had been long, but the sweetness of God’s providence made…

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January 2018
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Inductions – Howeth Road, Bournemouth

Chris Durrant has been ordained into the ministry and inducted as pastor of Howeth Road Evangelical Church, Bournemouth. On Saturday 9 September, Rev. John Rosser, who had been the moderator at Howeth Road since January 2016, chaired the induction service. Phil Walter, the revitalisation co-ordinator for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), led…

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January 2018
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Inductions – Bradford on Avon

More than 300 people gathered on 30 September for the induction of Robert Strivens to the pastorate of Bradford on Avon Baptist Church, Wiltshire. The meeting was chaired by Basil Howlett, from Carey Baptist Church, Reading. The service commenced with the singing of the hymn, ‘Lord, for the years your hand has kept and…

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January 2018
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Inductions – Broadstairs

On 23 September, Rehoboth Grace Baptist Church in Broadstairs, Kent, ordained Paul Smith as full-time elder and pastor of the church. Mr Smith is from Newton Aycliffe in County Durham and has taught in schools in north east England. Having felt called into full-time pastoral ministry, Paul and Heather, his wife, moved to the…

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November 2017
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Induction – Welcome Hall welcomes evangelist

On Saturday 9 September, more than 150 people gathered for the induction of Peter Sherwood as evangelist at Welcome Hall Evangelical Church (WHEC), Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The weekend also marked the church’s 78th anniversary and 5th anniversary of Jeremy Brooks’ pastorate. Speaking on behalf of WHEC, Pastor Brooks explained how the elders had been seeking…

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