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August 2017
News > Mission

Sun, sea and salvation

Glorious weather has helped boost seaside visitors this year, but how many people will be met on the beach with the Bible? Across the UK, as well as continental Europe, UK-based churches and Christian organisations have been running Bible camps, beach missions and outreach at popular holiday destinations. Local One local mission is the…

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August 2017
News > Events

Event – International Preaching Congress

The fourth International Congress on Preaching (ICOP) will be held from 8-10 August 2017, at St Andrews Street Baptist Church in Cambridge. The event, which unites pastors and church leaders from the UK, US and many other nations, is jointly sponsored by Preaching magazine, Anderson University, and Spurgeon’s College. The theme of the congress is ‘Preaching hope in…

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Ethics – Pregnancy advice centre

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August 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – Pregnancy advice centre

Sheffield is getting a new Christian pregnancy advice centre (PAC) to help women with the difficult decisions they need to make about their pregnancies. The aims of the Sheffield PAC are to save the lives of babies, minimise regret among women and present a Christian worldview for life. Things have been busy behind the…

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August 2017
News > Conferences

Conference – Church history afternoon

Leicestershire played host to the 2017 Church History Afternoon on Saturday 3 June. The ‘Puritan Earl’ (Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon) and Hannah Marshman, first woman missionary to India, were two contrasting subjects for this year’s well-attended conference, at Barton-in-the-Beans Baptist Chapel. As the speakers demonstrated, both Henry Hastings and Hannah Marshman were…

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August 2017
News > Conferences

Conference – Ministry wives’ retreat

More than 30 ministry wives gathered in May at Holland House in Worcestershire for a special retreat organised by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). Jane McNabb from The Slade Church in London was the main speaker and her three talks were based on Matthew 6: ‘Live for your Father,’ ‘Delight in your Father’ and ‘Ask…

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August 2017
News > Conferences

Conference – Church planting

Eight couples involved in planting churches joined the first ever church planters’ retreat, hosted by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) in May. Andy Paterson, mission director for the FIEC, spoke on Psalm 91 at the retreat. He was keen to organise the gathering as part of the FIEC’s support for church plants.…

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August 2017
News > Conferences

Conference – Scottish Reformed Conference 2017

An Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman walked into a conference … no punchline given, just first-class Bible teaching at the 28th Scottish Reformed Conference! Held at Hamilton College in May, several hundred people gathered to worship and hear the Word of God preached in an uplifting and challenging way. The first speaker was Rupert Bentley-Taylor.…

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August 2017
News > Media

Media – Christian bookshop opens

A new Christian bookshop is thriving in Milton Keynes two years after the closure of the old one. Milton Keynes lost its long-standing bookshop after 25 years, when it closed early in 2015 — just one of many that have closed over the past decade. As Evangelical Times reported in its article, ‘The shop…

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August 2017
News > Events

Event – Free Church (Continuing) in London

On 14 May 2017, the first communion service was held in the new Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) outreach congregation in London. A preparatory service was held on Saturday afternoon, when Rev. William Macleod preached on ‘Adoption’. He spoke of what adoption is: a stranger being taken into the family and treated as a…

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August 2017
News > Mission

Mission – Baptisms at Sola Grazia

Italy’s Sola Grazia church in Mantua celebrated on a perfect summer’s day on 11 June with a host of believers’ baptisms. We had a full church, with more than 90 people squeezing into our small church. Everyone had come to share in the wonderful service of baptism we had been planning for some months.…

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August 2017
News > Induction > Uncategorised

Induction – Pastoral ministry in Fetcham

Christ Church Fetcham (CCF) has been a Christian witness to the small village of Fetcham near Leatherhead in Surrey for over 20 years. Last September their second pastor, Ian Fry, moved on to Oxford to take up a new role in St Ebbe’s under Vaughan Roberts. CCF is looking for a pastor, but the…

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August 2017
News > People > Obituaries

Antony Simon (1967–2017)

On Monday 29 May, while on a mission trip to the northern part of Iraq, evangelist-pastor Antony Simon was killed in a car accident. Tony and two colleagues were crossing a busy road, after preaching at a small church and handing out audio-Bibles and humanitarian aid. There was no street lighting and by the…

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