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September 2021
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Bewl Water fundraiser

Once again the weather was just right for walking without sweating. This was on Saturday the 19th of June, 2021, when all thirty-six people who had applied took the challenge of doing either half or the full thirteen-mile walk around Bewl Water, a lake in Kent. This has become an annual event to raise…

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September 2021
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Reformed Summer School in Minsk

For three days at the end of June we held our annual Summer School of Reformed Theology, a conference first begun in 2013. Usually we invite professors from Europe and the US to teach, while students attend from nations including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. This year, sadly, nobody risked travelling to Belarus, even from…

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September 2021
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Tamworth Road Baptist Chapel – 300th anniversary

The history of Tamworth Road Baptist Chapel stretches back to 1721, and in July an anniversary service was held to mark 300 years since Amos Harrison first registered his house in Croydon to be licensed for ‘worship by Baptists’. As time passed the congregation increased, and in 1729 a building was acquired in a…

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September 2021
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Revd Ben Fiddian inducted to Highlands charge

A new ministry is beginning in the Highlands this year after Revd Benjamin Fiddian was inducted to the charge of Bonar Bridge and Lairg Free Church. The induction took place in June with a good-sized gathering in the church and another 100 or so tuning in to a livestream of the service. Revd Duncan…

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September 2021
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‘Band of brothers’ graduates from London Seminary

Thirteen students graduated from London Seminary in June, an event marked by the seminary’s annual Thanksgiving Service. Last year’s graduation was held online only, but this year saw a capacity gathering at Kensit Evangelical Church, Finchley – the venue normally used by LS for the occasion. Besides those attending in person, over eighty devices…

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September 2021
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Tyndale Fellowship draws multinational interest

When Tyndale Fellowship planned its 2020 conference, Europe had been experiencing five years of a migrant crisis – hence the overall title of ‘Doing Theology in a World on the Move: Migration, Borders and Citizenship’. In one of the most abrupt shifts imaginable, the start of 2020 became the opposite of ‘a world on…

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September 2021
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The cobbler who brought Christ to India

What can we possibly learn about evangelising people in Europe today from a missionary to India who died nearly two hundred years ago? A lot, apparently! That was the message in a recent European Mission Fellowship webinar on William Carey, featuring Mike Tindall (Grace Church Manchester). Carey is known as the father of the…

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September 2021
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Evangelical Library lecture: Luther at Worms

In June, more than sixty people connected via Zoom to see the Annual Lecture of the Evangelical Library, based in Bounds Green, London. 2021 marks the five hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s appearance before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in Germany. We were taken ably through the events…

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September 2021
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Dudley Convention examines ‘the Christian’s safety’

Having had to postpone his visit to us for a year due to the pandemic, we were pleased that David Campbell was able to come and take our convention at the end of May. The Dudley Convention has been a long-standing feature of our church life, and every year proves to be a blessing…

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August 2021
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Hominid fossils and human origins

It is a popular perception that the fossil record provides indisputable evidence of the course of Darwinian evolution. However, what is less well known is that Darwin himself was troubled by the incomplete nature of the fossil record. He hoped that as more fossils were discovered over time, the record would appear more convincing.…

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August 2021
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Obituary: Dr Bill Cooper (1948–2021)

Creationist author, historian, and speaker Dr William Cooper has died aged 73 following a short illness. Bill Cooper was an alumnus of educational institutions in the UK (Kingston University, London) and the US (Emmanuel College of Christian Studies, Springdale, Arkansas). He worked for the Creation Science Movement (based in Portsmouth), as well as the…

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August 2021
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Revd Matt Faux inducted in Cheltenham

Saturday 17 April was a happy occasion for the Naunton Lane Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cheltenham. An almost three-year vacancy came to an end with the ordination and installation of Revd Matt Faux. Members of the congregation and several friends attended the event which took place in the church building, although numbers were limited…

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