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November 2016
Obituaries

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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October 2016
Obituaries

Roger Cook (1941-2016)

Christian radio is often an unsung ministry in the UK and yet it has a huge impact across the developing world. Roger Cook’s great contribution in his many years of service for the Lord was developing radio ministry in both France and Francophone Africa. Roger Cook will be known widely among Grace Baptist churches…

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October 2016
Obituaries

David Wilmshurst (1914-2016)

David Wilmshurst, or ‘O.D.’, as he would become known to generations of Gindiri students, was born on 21 August 1914. He grew up in Croydon, where his parents were members of West Croydon Baptist Church. It was through Isaiah 6:8 — ‘I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and…

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September 2016
Obituaries

Peter Bull (1939-2016)

Peter Bull, the guesthouse owner whose legal battle to defend biblical marriage went all the way to the Sup-reme Court, has died peacefully in hospital aged 76. In a statement from the Christian Institute, which supported Mr Bull and his wife Hazelmary since 2008, when legal proceedings first started against them, the organisation claimed…

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August 2016
Obituaries

Geraint Fielder (1935-2016)

In generations past, at least in Wales, we venerated our preaching stars — the ‘pulpit princes’, whose appearance at special events could always draw a crowd. In yet earlier generations, however, men of great talent gave themselves largely to serving a local church. In some humble ‘Bethel’ or ‘Calvary’ they would delight in the…

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July 2016
Obituaries

Dr Enid Parker (1920-2016)

On 8 April 2016, Dr Enid Parker, known as ‘Asamolta’ or the ‘Red lioness’ to the Afar people of East Africa, went to be with the Lord she had served so passionately, for so many years. Born in Edenfield in Lancashire in 1920, her childhood was a sad one. Her father’s health was ruined…

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June 2016
Obituaries

Fred (1921-2015) and Marion Stone (1927-2015)

Fred Stone was one of 11 children born to Pastor and Mrs John George Stone. His father was a Baptist minister in Hartlepool. During the war Fred served in the RAF and took part in the Normandy landings. Marion Stone was one of five children born to Mr and Mrs William Snowdon. Her father…

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June 2016
Obituaries

Jerry Bridges (1929-2016)

There have been many tributes to the life and ministry of Jerry Bridges, who died on 6 March, aged 86. He is survived by two children. Tony Reinke, staff writer for Desiring God, who conducted an interview in 2011 with Mr Bridges (http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/jerry-bridges-1929-2016-five-lessons), said, ‘He was not only a friend, he was a big…

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June 2016
People

Mission – Puritan Chapel service

How does one begin to reach an area with the gospel where there is no evangelical witness? A tiny answer to this question was recently provided in Bramhope, an affluent suburb of Leeds with no evangelical church. There is, however, the Puritan Chapel, built in 1649. It is Bramhope’s oldest building, well kept by…

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February 2016
Obituaries

Peter Rowell (1933-2015)

Peter Rowell was born into a godly family in Huntingdon. Both his father and grandfather were pastors. In 1952 he went to Nottingham University to study physics. It was, for him, a time of deepening spiritual conviction, and he was baptised by his father, in Rochdale, the following year. Physics lecturer He graduated from…

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January 2016
Obituaries

Susan Heaps – a woman made beautiful by the grace of God

There can be few more painful or faith-testing experiences for a man than to see his wife of 43 years being lowered in a coffin into a deep, clay-lined chasm in the ground. Such was my experience two days ago (on 6 November 2015). My Sue had died just 10 days earlier, aged 65,…

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January 2016
Obituaries

Lillian Ladele (1960–2015)

Lillian Ladele, the Christian registrar whose court battle to protect freedom of conscience became the UK’s leading case on the issue, died at home last year of natural causes. She was just 54. Miss Ladele faced a long-running legal battle, supported by the Christian Institute’s legal defence fund, which went all the way to…

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