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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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August 2007
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News – Ruth Graham

Ruth GrahamRuth Graham, wife of Rev. Billy Graham, died on 14 June, aged 87 years. She was a widely respected Christian lady and a faithful support for her husband. Her father, L. Nelson Bell, was a Presbyterian missionary doctor in Qingjiang, China. Ruth met Billy at Wheaton College, Illinois, and they were married in…

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August 2007
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News – Michael John Baxter (1941 – 2007)

Michael John Baxter (1941 – 2007)Mike's full-time ministry at Rotherham Evangelical Church began on 21 April 2001. Six years later, almost to the day, many gathered with his family for his funeral.Mike grew up in Redcar and became a Christian at 13 years old. After leaving school he studied accountancy and moved to York…

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News – Dennis Jenkins

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August 2007
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News – Dennis Jenkins

Dennis JenkinsOn Saturday evening, 12 May, Dennis Jenkins passed into glory. He was in the middle of preaching what would be his last sermon, when 'faith gave way to sight'. It was a sudden passing but one that was so very appropriate for a man like Dennis Jenkins.The grace of God first worked in…

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