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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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February 2017

Helen Roseveare (1925–2016)

On Tuesday, 13 December 2016, the funeral of Dr Helen Roseveare took place at St Elizabeth’s Church in Dundonald, Belfast. Helen had a keen sense of her failings and need of the Lord’s forgiveness, but it was her keener sense of being loved by Jesus that was central to her faith and accounted for…

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January 2017

Cliff Barrows (1923–2016)

Cliff Barrows, music and programme director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, died last year at the age of 93 after a brief illness. A long-time director of music programming, and later television and radio programming, for the Billy Graham crusades, Mr Barrows travelled the world with Billy Graham since the first crusade in…

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December 2016

Rev. Alec Motyer (1924-2016)

Earlier this year, John Alexander Motyer — Alec Motyer — was called to be with the Lord, aged 91. Rev. Lee Gatiss of Church Society has written this tribute: Mr Motyer studied at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was awarded BA, MA, and BD degrees. He trained for the Anglican ministry at Wycliffe Hall,…

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November 2016

Rev. Vernon Higham (1926-2016)

On 14 September 2016, the Lord called home one of his choice servants, and one of the most respected ministers in the British Isles: William Vernon Higham, pastor emeritus of the Tabernacle Cardiff. The funeral service was held in the Tabernacle Cardiff on Tuesday 27 September. Pastor Robert Dickie, of Berean Baptist Church, Michigan,…

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