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Halstead Grace Baptist Church is formally constituted

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, Halstead Grace Baptist Church in Essex recently held a thanksgiving service to formally mark the constitution of the church as an independent fellowship and to recognise Graham Field as pastor. Former church secretary Brian Rayner gave an overview of HGBC’s history before Barry King (Grace Baptist Partnership) spoke. He reminded us…

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March 2021
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Pastors launch website following Covid concerns

In late 2020 three pastors – Dale Mcalpine, Angus Cameron, and Stephen Holland – began to meet via Zoom for mutual support and fellowship during the Covid-19 pandemic. They shared common concerns and frustrations over the blanket closure of UK churches. Each believed in obedience to the government, but also held strongly to the…

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March 2021
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Neal Gordon inducted in Comber Baptist Church, Northern Ireland

Comber Baptist Church grew from humble beginnings in 1966. Initial meetings were held at the Band Hall in Mill Street, Comber. Later, worshippers moved to a new building in 1976. This was expanded in 1986 to accommodate higher numbers and provide more modern facilities. In January this year, a new chapter was written in…

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February 2021
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Allegations against Ravi Zacharias prove true

An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct committed by the late Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias suggests the accusations are true. The organisation he founded, Ravi Zacharias Ministries International (RZIM), took the unusual step of issuing a statement after receiving an interim report from the independent investigators. The statement said, ‘In August 2020, allegations of…

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February 2021
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Scottish church leaders tell Nicola Sturgeon, ‘Lift the ban on worship’

Hundreds of Scottish church leaders have written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urging her to lift the ban on public Sunday worship, warning the ban ‘may be unlawful’. At the time this edition of ET went to press, Scotland was the only country in the UK to criminalise church attendance under Covid-19 restrictions. Some…

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February 2021
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Dr David Landrum leaves Evangelical Alliance

After 10 years as director of advocacy, Dr David Landrum has left the Evangelical Alliance to take up a similar role at Open Doors UK & Ireland. During his time at the EA, Dr Landrum was instrumental in establishing the charity’s Public Leadership programme across the UK and equipping Christians with knowledge of the…

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February 2021
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North East conference addresses depression and dementia issues

Last December a series of talks were delivered at All Saints Presbyterian Church, Newcastle – part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. The event was part of the School of Theology, a monthly event open to the public. Alan Thomas, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University and elder at…

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February 2021
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Andy Pitt inducted in Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Newport

The members of Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Newport, give thanks and praise to God for calling Revd Andy Pitt to the pastorate of the church. Andy had both preached and led prayer meetings on several occasions both before and during recent lockdowns. These occurred in the church building and via Zoom and YouTube. A special…

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January 2021
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Walk for Zambia

Last September 42 people turned up for a sponsored walk around Bewl Water, a reservoir southwest of Tunbridge Wells. The event was organised by Proclamation Zambia, a ministry training and equipping church leaders through Kitwe Bible College in Zambia. Both before and during the walk, measures were carefully taken to be ‘covid-secure’, such as…

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January 2021
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Rob Childs ordained at Droylsden Independent Church, Manchester

Revd Rob Childs was ordained and inducted to the pastorate of Droylsden Independent Church, Manchester, in October. Droylsden’s former pastor, Revd Ian Densham, led the ordination. Revd Dr Thomas Brand (Director of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches) and Revd Jackie Brown (People’s Hall Evangelical Church, Bridgnorth) also officiated. Ian addressed Rob with seven…

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January 2021
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Revd Thomas Buchanan ordained in Sutherland

In September Revd Thomas Buchanan was ordained by the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) and inducted to the pastoral charge of the Brora congregation near Golspie in the far North East of Scotland. The event was conducted at Tarbat FCS(C) in Portmahomack. Attendance in person was limited to 50, but many more connected to…

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January 2021
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Lockdown handover at West Street Evangelical Church

Covid-19 prevented a personal handover at West Street Evangelical Church in 2020, but the harvest thanksgiving service was a perfect opportunity to thank God for his provision of a new pastor. Nigel Croxford and his wife Margaret have retired from the pastorship of West Street after more than eight years serving the Carshalton-based congregation.…

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