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October 2017

Peter Jeffery (1937-2017)

Peter was born in 1937. In 1955, aged 17, he became a Christian, even though that same day he had vowed, ‘I will never become a Christian!’ He married his high school sweetheart, Lorna, at the age of 21 and they had their first child two years later. Nine days after the birth, the…

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October 2017

Leslie Jarvis (1938 – 2017)

On 27 July 2017, the funeral and thanksgiving service for Leslie Jarvis was held at the Baptist chapel in Market Street, Hailsham. The chapel was full, with family, friends and Christian brothers and sisters from many of the churches that Leslie had helped through his preaching and pastoral ministry. The spirit of thanksgiving and…

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September 2017

Erroll Hulse (1931-2017)

We heard from his family on 3 August of the passing of Pastor Erroll Hulse, in the Wetherby Manor Nursing Home, where he had been cared for recently, after suffering a stroke three and a half years ago. Erroll was born in South Africa in 1931 and graduated in architecture at Pretoria University. Helped…

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August 2017

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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June 2017

Doll Olyott

What a delightful experience it was to be at a Christian funeral which was ‘weighty, but not heavy’. Along with the sorrow that comes from the death of a loved one, there was joy and hope in great measure. On Tuesday 9 May 2017, many people, family and friends came from near and far…

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May 2017

David Streater (1933-2017)

On 24 March this year, a service of thanksgiving for the life of Rev. David Arthur Streater was held at Bethany Baptist Church, Mumbles, Wales. The church was packed to capacity for the occasion. The service was led by the pastor, Rev. Mike Leaves. Prayers were taken by David’s son-in-law, Rev. Dr Dick Seed,…

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April 2017

Rev. Alisdair Smith (1925-2017)

Alasdair Smith, who passed away earlier this year, was born in Ness in 1925. He was the son of John and Margaret and the eldest of seven of a family. He attended school in Ness, before entering his working life at the aerodrome and as a weaver and upholsterer. He was called up during…

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March 2017

Mike Ovey (1958-2017)

Rev. Dr Mike Ovey, principal of Oak Hill Theological College, died suddenly on 7 January 2017. Mike was 58 years old and is survived by his wife Heather and their three children. Mike’s sudden death has left the Oak Hill community in shock and mourning. Dr Ovey studied at Oxford and worked as a…

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