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December 2017
News > Christmas

Christmas – Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has begun, as thousands of churches across the UK order their resources to help deliver shoebox gifts to children across the world. Samaritan’s Purse, which began the operation in 1993, has delivered present-filled shoeboxes to more than 145 million children in more than 160 countries. The boxes are handed in at…

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December 2017
News > Christmas

Christmas – Two pairs of socks

Christian entrepreneur Ed Vickers has launched Jollie Socks, an initiative to support people who are homeless. The sock brand has been stocked in stores such as John Lewis, with the tag line ‘wear a pair, share a pair’. Essentially, when you buy a pair, the company donates a pair of socks to your favourite…

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December 2017
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LETTER FROM AMERICA: Culture Clash

On 12 August 2017, neo-Nazis, members of the KKK and other white nationalist groups met in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the proposed tear-down of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, and to stage the largest yet rally to ‘Take America back’. As these hate groups clashed with counter-protesters on the streets, demonstration…

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November 2017
News > People > Obituaries

Joe West (1941-2017)

On 26 July, Joe West went to be with the Lord, aged 76. On 10 August, family and friends joined together at Providence Baptist Chapel in Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire, to mourn his passing and give thanks for his life of service. He was saved while a teenager and baptised at Totnes Gospel Hall in…

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November 2017
News > Youth

Youth – September Bible School (SBS), Whitby

This year’s SBS, held at Whitby Evangelical Church, saw its largest number of attendees in over a decade. Thirty-six young people came for a weekend of biblical teaching and fellowship, from as far afield as Newcastle in the north and Milton Keynes in the south. ‘Keep on keeping on’ was the theme of the…

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November 2017
News > Induction

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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November 2017
News > Induction

Inductions – New pastor at Leamington Spa

A new chapter began for Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa, with the induction of their pastor James Midwinter, on Saturday 9 September. Mr Midwinter worked as a lawyer before being called to the ministry and training at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was assistant pastor to Ray Evans at Grace Community Church, Bedford,…

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November 2017
News > Induction

Inductions – Dudley Baptist Church

Many met together on Saturday 2 September to witness the induction of Conrad Pomeroy to the pastorate of Dudley Baptist Church. People came from as far as Wick and Dundee. There was plenty of sun, plenty of people, plenty of food and plenty of blessing from the Lord. It was a day most of…

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November 2017
News > Induction

Induction – FCC induction in Atlanta

On 14 July 2017, the presbytery of the United States inducted Rev. Brent C. Evans as the new minister of the Atlanta congregation. Mr Evans was received into the Free Church (Continuing) (FCC) as a minister, by the FCC’s general assembly, in May 2017. He was ordained to the ministry in 2008 by the…

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November 2017
News > Events

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…

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November 2017
News > Events

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…

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November 2017
News > Events

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…

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