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April 2018
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Church news – New home for Cromer Baptist Church

When the Lord answers prayer after five or six years of looking to him for guidance and clear pathways, it is a time of gratitude and gladness.  The congregation of Cromer Baptist Church in Norfolk are rejoicing that they are now worshipping in a different, more suitable building, thanks to the help of the…

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April 2018
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Church news – Induction at Westgate Chapel, Bury St Edmunds

150 people joined the members of Westgate Chapel, Bury St Edmunds, to celebrate and praise God at the induction service for Gareth Russell on Saturday 27 January. Gareth was called to the ministry at Westgate after training at Oak Hill College and serving as assistant pastor of Trinity Road Chapel (TRC) in Wandsworth Common.…

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April 2018
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Church news – Induction at Eastney Evangelical Church

After more than three years without a pastor, Eastney Evangelical Church (EEC), Portsmouth, has welcomed Chris Thomas to the pastorate. He served as an officer in the Royal Navy for nearly 22 years, spending some time based at the nearby Eastney Barracks. His naval background is highly relevant in the historic naval city of…

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April 2018
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Church news – Interim pastor for Caergwrle

Stuart Olyott, long-term friend and supporter of Evangelical Times, has accepted a unanimous invitation to be a part-time interim pastor at Caergwrle Evangelical Church. The little fellowship is situated in a village of about 1,700 people, situated almost six miles west of Wrexham, near the villages of Hope and Abermorddu. According to Mr Olyott,…

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April 2018
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Church news – Edward Connor legal service

Legal help for evangelical churches will be given a fillip this year after the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) launches its Edward Connor organisation. Named after the founder of the FIEC, Edward Joshua Poole-Connor (EJPC), the organisation will be a separate charity, although linked to the FIEC in its governance. The FIEC is…

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April 2018
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Anglicanism – Church Society in three-way merger

The Church Society Council, the Reform Council, and the trustees of the Fellowship of Word and Spirit (FWS) have agreed to a three-way merger. In a joint statement issued by the Church Society, the decision was made because of the challenges being presented to Reformed evangelical Anglicans at this time. The statement said: ‘It…

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March 2018
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Faithful ministry

Evangelical churches in the UK currently face the challenge of maintaining gospel proclamation, as well as defending scriptural principles and teaching against attacks from all sides. According to evangelical organisations and gospel partnerships, traditional, Bible-believing congregations across the UK are not just facing the ongoing challenge ‘to do the work of an evangelist’, but…

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January 2018
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Church – Theses-style protest

Some evangelical Anglicans have used the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation to post a 95-theses-style complaint on the doors of five British cathedrals. The complaint called on the Church of England (CofE) to follow the Bible on LGBT issues, accusing the established church in the UK of ‘becoming corrupt’, as the…

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August 2017
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Church – Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland has become embroiled in more controversy after its moderator, Rt Rev. Dr Derek Browning, took steps to allow its ministers to perform same-sex weddings, after the debating of a report in its General Assembly. According to the BBC, the report, put forward by its Theological Forum, acknowledged the Bible condemns…

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June 2017
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Church – Further, Faster UK

A new conference for church leaders seeking to re-shape their church to reach their communities has been launched in the UK by the team at US-based church, North Point Ministries. Called ‘Further, Faster UK’, the conference, running from 7-8 July 2017 in Berkshire, will share experiences from North Point Ministries in Atlanta, USA, where…

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June 2017
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Induction – Netherland induction

On 2 April 2017, Crossroads International Church formally inducted ASR William Wade, previously of the 16 Air Assault Brigade, as lead pastor. Rev. William Wade, who has been working with the Soldiers and Airman Scripture Readers’ Association (SASRA), began as lead pastor in May. More than 400 people were gathered at the church in the Hague,…

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