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November 2014
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Youth camp, Lincolnshire

‘That was the best camp ever’ and ‘Only 358 days to go to next year’s camp’ were two of the comments made by young people attending our Christian youth camp this summer in the small village of South Kelsey. The camp was born four years ago, when a Polish family with teenage children asked…

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November 2014
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Study conference

Every two years, Affinity organises a theological study conference that, for many people, is unlike any other conference they ever attend. Carl Trueman, one of the 2011 speakers, described it as, ‘probably the most helpful I have ever attended’. One key aim is to theologically equip pastors, preachers and other gospel workers, so that…

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November 2014
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Festival of Grace, Gaulby

The 15th annual Festival of Grace was held at St Peters Parish Church, Gaulby, on Saturday 13September. The event was inaugurated in 2000 by the late Rev. Ashley F. B. Cheesman (rector until his untimely death in 2010). The Reformed fellowship at Gaulby is one of the few remaining Church of England parishes in…

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WFM away day

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November 2014
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WFM away day

Opening with 184 women singing praise to God, ‘Keep on keeping on’ was the title of the biennial Free Church of Scotland Women for Mission (WFM) away day. The day was held at the National Christian Outreach Centre, in Perth, Scotland, on 20 September. WFM brings together women from across Scotland to support mission…

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November 2014
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Rainhill, Merseyside

On Saturday 6 September, Rev. David Wilkinson was inducted to the pastorate of Trinity Evangelical Church, part of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). Mr Wilkinson left the Church of England (CofE) 11 years ago and was, prior to moving to Rainhill, an antiquarian bookseller and pastor of an Evangelical Free Church in…

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November 2014
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Rugby Evangelical Free Church

Saturday 20 September, saw the induction service for Ashley Jones to the pastoral ministry of Rugby Evangelical Free Church. About 140 people came, including many good friends of the church, men who had preached during the interregnum and some from Caterham Baptist Church, where Ashley Jones had previously ministered. Peter Everett, Rugby’s church secretary,…

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November 2014
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Colportage Society

Colportage has been carried out for the past 220 years. In 1793 the work was founded by Rev. John Campbell. His aim was to distribute tracts, free of charge, to as many people as possible in order to spread the gospel. The work developed and came under the control of the Edinburgh Religious Tract…

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November 2014
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Creation

From 4-6 September, the UK Creation Mega-Conference took place at the Bethel Convention Centre in West Bromwich, Birmingham. Entitled ‘Together for truth’, it was organised by Answers in Genesis (AiG). The conference brought together nine speakers from five different organisations, for 15 sessions, addressing biblical authority, creation and evangelism. Foundational On the Thursday evening, Rev. Ian McNaughton, chairman of AiG…

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November 2014
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Don’t waste your life – follow God fully! (2)

What does it mean for a true Christian to follow God fully? It means following the Lord: Consistently There are many who follow God in fits and starts. Their lives include periods of zeal and holiness, but also periods of laziness and sinfulness. They are not consistent in their walk with God. Their spiritual…

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November 2014
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Wellington, Shropshire

On 21 September, Grace Church Wellington (GCW), an independent evangelical church, was launched in Wellington, Telford, in Shropshire. Believers gathered at the new church, whose preaching is committed to God’s Word, the Bible.  According to a statement, GCW is convinced that church is more than merely starting a service or filling a building on…

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November 2014
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Ken Huxtable (1939–2014)

Following a protracted period of illness, Rev. Ken Huxtable passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on Wednesday 27 August 2014. A funeral and burial service at Newhouse Baptist Church in Devon on Monday 8 October was followed by a thanksgiving service at Waterford House Evangelical Free Church in Strood, Kent on Friday…

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November 2014
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Assisted suicide

The number of people going to Switzerland for an assisted death has doubled in the past four years, the British Humanist Association (BHA) has claimed. Citing a study published in the Journal of medical ethics, the BHA said that British citizens account for much of that increase, with neurological conditions, such as paralysis, motor neurone…

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November 2014
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Stanton Lees 50th anniversary

On August bank holiday the 50th anniversary of the Stanton Lees Bible School was celebrated. Back in 1964, Mr Laurie Cook was a member at Stanton Lees Wesleyan Reform Chapel, tucked away in the Derbyshire hills. Troubled by the evident decline in the knowledge of scriptural doctrine, he conceived the idea of a series…

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November 2014
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Another threat to freedom of speech

New proposals by the Home Secretary could destroy civil and religious liberties in the UK, the Christian Institute has warned. Theresa May MP has put forward proposals for Extremist Disruption Orders, which, if passed into law, could undermine any outdoor preaching, curtail political activity and gag the performing arts. In the light of reports…

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November 2014
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An extraordinary life

Unionism, yet separation from the world; ‘No surrender!’, yet full surrender to Christ — these are part of the extraordinary legacy of the most politically influential UK Christian leader of our time. Coming on 12 September, just six days before Scotland voted on the future of the union between Scotland and the rest of…

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November 2014
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World Evangelical Alliance

The general secretary of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has commented on a controversial decision made a few years ago to move towards ecumenicalism. Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe commented on how a historic document put together by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue of the Roman Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches and the WEA…

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November 2014
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Letter from America

For any Christian within the southeastern United States, the name S. Truett Cathy immediately brings to mind the best boneless chicken sandwich, from a business that honoured the Lord’s Day. Mr Cathy’s faith and hard work ethic took a humble post-war diner in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, to a prosperous private company with…

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November 2014
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Reall

Reall, the UK charity dedicated to alleviating living conditions in slums throughout the developing world, has unveiled a new strategy to help counter the world’s poverty crisis. The charity, formerly known as Homeless International, supports the development of specially selected, community-based enterprises to deliver affordable housing and basic services in a sustainable manner, in…

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November 2014
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Hong Kong protests

Churches in Hong Kong have been using October’s demonstrations to carry out evangelism, reports have claimed. According to Australian paper Business spectator, the pro-democracy protests have uncovered an ‘older tension’, that of Christianity and Communism. The paper claimed that churches in Hong Kong were offering food and shelter to demonstrators, while several of the…

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November 2014
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WFM away day

Opening with 184 women singing praise to God, ‘Keep on keeping on’ was the title of the biennial Free Church of Scotland Women for Mission (WFM) away day. The day was held at the National Christian Outreach Centre, in Perth, Scotland, on 20 September. WFM brings together women from across Scotland to support mission…

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November 2014
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Grove Chapel, Camberwell

Saturday 6 September was a sunny day in south-east London and Grove Chapel, as members met with many friends and brethren for the induction of Paul Yeulett as their tenth minister. The service, which marked the end of a four year inter-regnum, was led by Stephen Taylor, one of the elders. An early and…

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November 2014
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40th anniversary at Aix

The John Calvin Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, France, celebrated its 40th anniversary in September. The weekend was marked by several events. An open lecture with discussion on the theme of the future of the Reformed faith was given by guest speaker Gerald Bray from Cambridge and by Paul Wells. This was followed by the official…

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November 2014
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WEST dedication

Saturday 13 September perfectly illustrated Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 16: 9, where he speaks of a ‘wide door for effective work’, alongside ‘many adversaries’. The dedication service included interviews with the biggest intake of undergraduate and master’s students for several years. A further group of distance learning students are studying together for the…

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