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News – Rev. Timothy Tow (1920-2009)

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June 2009
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News – Rev. Timothy Tow (1920-2009)

Rev. Timothy Tow (1920-2009)   Rev. Dr Timothy Tow was taken to be with the Lord on 20 April. He was born in Swatow in South China, and was deeply influenced by Dr John Sung during a 1935 revival in Singapore, and by Dr Carl McIntire. In 1950, after ordination in Geneva, he seceded…

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News – David Jebson (1926-2009)

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June 2009
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News – David Jebson (1926-2009)

David Jebson (1926-2009) How do you reach millions of people in the UK every week with a gospel tract? This was the motivation behind David Jebson's Thought for the week, which was published in several of the free UK newspapers.     David was born in 1926, the eldest son of a devout Methodist family living in…

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News – Rev. James Philip

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May 2009
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News – Rev. James Philip

Rev. James Philip  James Philip, minister emeritus of Holyrood Abbey Church, Edinburgh, died on Thursday 12 March. He was a 'prince in Israel'.      With William Still, his younger brother George, and Eric Alexander, he was at the forefront of the recovery of biblical, expository preaching in the Church of Scotland. Generations of students,…

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News – Rev. G.  A. Hemming (1915-2009)

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April 2009
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News – Rev. G. A. Hemming (1915-2009)

Rev. G.  A. Hemming (1915-2009) George Hemming was born in Ports-mouth in 1915. He studied in Southampton before serving in the army during WW2. This included a period in India, which led to his continuing concern for Christian work there.      After the war, he began pastoral ministry at Low Row Congregational Church, Swaledale, and…

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Arthur Stone (1924-2008)

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March 2009
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Arthur Stone (1924-2008)

Arthur Stone (1924-2008) Arthur Stone entered into God's presence on 10 December 2008. Born in Hartlepool, his father was minister of Thornton Street Baptist Chapel.      When war came, like many of his generation, with the help of dad's 'borrowed' trench coat and trilby, he lied about his age and signed up with the Durham…

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News – Edith Margaret Clarkson (1915-2008)

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September 2008
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News – Edith Margaret Clarkson (1915-2008)

Edith Margaret Clarkson (1915-2008) Margaret Clarkson, whose rarely-used first name is Edith, was born in 1915 into, as Margaret herself described, 'a loveless and unhappy marriage', which broke up when she was 12.     In 1946, C. Stacey Woods asked Margaret Clarkson, then in Toronto, to write a hymn. Recently turned 30, Margaret was a primary…

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News – Clifford Scurr (1938-2007)

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April 2008
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News – Clifford Scurr (1938-2007)

Clifford Scurr (1938-2007) Clifford Scurr passed into the presence of his Saviour on 14 December 2007. Born in Middlesbrough in 1938, he was a quantity surveyor. He did National Service in Hong Kong, and had a lifelong love for the Far East and its people - a lasting memory was meeting Gladys Aylward.      Clifford…

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News – Peter Sanderson (1942-2007)

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February 2008
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News – Peter Sanderson (1942-2007)

Peter Sanderson (1942-2007)Peter Sanderson was a true Yorkshireman and servant of God. He was born in Sheffield on 14 October 1942 and brought up in a non-Christian home, although sent to Sunday school. At 15 he started work and trained as a dental technician.He married Norma and they had a son and a daughter.…

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News – Derek Swann (1927-2007)

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January 2008
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News – Derek Swann (1927-2007)

Derek Swann (1927-2007) Rev. Derek Swann went to be with the Lord on 29 October 2007. And he was eager to go too. He shared with family and friends in the final weeks that he had such great joy and peace; and longed to be with Christ. The funeral service was held at Heath…

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News – Nigel Lacey (1942-2007)

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November 2007
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News – Nigel Lacey (1942-2007)

Nigel Lacey (1942-2007) On 15 September a thanksgiving service was held at Stowmarket for the late Pastor Nigel Lacey, who went to be with his Lord on 14 August. It was led by Pastor Colin Grimwood (Grundisburgh) who preached on Philippians 1:21 - 'To me to live is Christ and to die is gain'. This…

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News – Peter Naylor (1936-2007)

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November 2007
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News – Peter Naylor (1936-2007)

Peter Naylor (1936-2007) Around midday on 15August I answered the telephone to hear a voice saying, 'This is Peter Naylor from a hospital in Stirling. I have an inoperable heart condition and have only a few days to live. I would like you to take the funeral service and I want you to preach the…

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Major Ian Thomas

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October 2007
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Major Ian Thomas

 Major Ian Thomas Major Ian Thomas, 92, entered heaven to be with Christ on 1 August from a hospital bed in Colorado, USA, where he had been living for over 20 years. Born in Hampstead, London, in 1914 to Albert and Jennie Thomas, Ian was educated at Merchant Taylor's School, after which he attended St Bartholomew's…

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