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New minister’s vision

28 September 2016 |

Last updated on September 30th, 2016 at 07:15 am

Rev Andrew Gilbert with the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Worthing, Cllr Sean McDonald and Cllr Vicky Vaughan at his induction service on 3 September

Churches are frequently finding their wait between ministers stretches far longer than they’d expected. The fortunate ones benefit from a caretaker minister, often newly retired. Findon Valley Free Church (Baptist), one of this paper’s supportive churches, was an example. Temporarily overseen by Rev Graham Jefferson who had retired from Worthing’s New Life Church, as of this autumn they have a dynamic new minister who had been living just ten miles away and had already served in two other Sussex Baptist churches. Rev Andy Gilbert explains how it happened.

God’s calling on my life for Christian ministry goes back over 30 years. During a career in leadership development, I also served my local church, Upper Beeding Baptist, in various lay leadership roles. Read More

NEW FELLOWSHIP IN CLIFTONVILLE, MARGATE

27 July 2016 |

Iris Watson responded to our appeal for writers and has sent two encouragingly upbeat reports from east Kent. If you think you can report on local news and events, send up to 300 words and photos to editorial@heartpublications.co.uk (No poetry or fiction please). Please check in advance if you think you need to write more than 300 words

A conference featuring visiting American preacher John Shiver (pronounced Shyver) was part of the activities that birthed a new outreach fellowship in Cliftonville at the start of the summer.

John was on his 39th trip to the UK and spoke on a topic we don’t hear much about these days – “The Blood of Jesus”. Read More

Healing report: “At 67 I feel like 21!”

27 July 2016 |

Iris Watson responded to our appeal for writers and has sent two encouragingly upbeat reports from east Kent. If you think you can report on local news and events, send up to 300 words and photos to editorial@heartpublications.co.uk (No poetry or fiction please). Please check in advance if you think you need to write more than 300 words

Friday 1 July to Sunday 10 July saw new life coming to Margate’s New Life Family Church.

Many testified to having received their healing, with deaf ears opened and arthritis healed.  One lady was able to walk briskly and pain free from one side of the church to the other.   Read More

Steve Stevens, DFC

27 July 2016 |
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Steve Stevens

The veteran pilot and co-founder of the Festival of Light, which later became CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education), passed on aged 96 on 5 June. Read More

25,000 enjoy Big Church Day Out

8 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2016 at 04:00 pm

At least 25,000 music lovers from a wide range of Christian denominations once again descended on the grounds of Wiston House, West Sussex, at the end of May.

The eighth Big Church Day Out saw artists from London to Australia arrive in Sussex to perform. The weekend, full of fun, fellowship, music and worship, lived up to its reputation as one of the largest and most successful Christian events in the country.

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“PROBLEMS DON’T JUST COME IN ONES, THEY COME IN THREES”

7 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2016 at 02:51 pm

MPs Peter Kyle and Caroline Lucas, right, flank CAP manager Sue Stone

An event hosted by the Brighton Light Trust at Holland Road Baptist Church on Saturday 7 May, brought together four charities which work with the poor, the hungry and the homeless.

Jeri-lee Kenny, a local volunteer with Christians Against Poverty, said, “There are a variety of great charities operating in the streets of Brighton and Hove, it’s important to know what each charity specialises in, so that together we can guide people to the right doors, because problems don’t just come in ones, they ‘come in threes’. Read More

Bishop Jo comes to Dorking

7 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2016 at 02:57 pm

Jo Wells is fifth Bishop of Dorking

Jo Wells is fifth Bishop of Dorking

THE NEW BISHOP OF DORKING, the Rev Canon Dr Jo Bailey Wells, was ordained in the first wave of female priests in 1995. The appointment was announced in March and she is expected to take up her duties this August. Read More

The team behind Chelsea’s most original garden

7 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2016 at 03:36 pm

The team behind Chelsea’s Modern Slavery Garden: from left, Virginie de Selliers, Michael Galvin, garden sponsor, Pip Goring, wife of Harry, owner of Wiston House, Kevin Bales (Free the slaves), Maggie Ellis (Life Centre), Saskia Peill, Inger Woodcock, Mirabelle Galvin, wife of Michael, Charles Hart, garden visionary, Justin Blake, teacher and anti-slavery campaigner, Kristy Adams, Jono van Deventer, photographer, Sophia Taut, Matt Collison.

AMONG THE beautiful and fanciful gardens on display at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show was a ‘Modern Slavery Garden’ sponsored by a group of Christians.

Designed by BBC presenter Juliet Sergeant, it featured bright front doors, typical of any smart street, but behind the doors was a dark centre, and the doors had no handles on the inside, symbolising the ‘modern slaves’ kept in captivity in every part of the UK today. Read More

Golden couple renew vows

7 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2016 at 03:00 pm

A couple with a ministry of prayer and healing celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows

Lynda and Mark Lynam held a party afterwards at their church, St Barnabas in Bexhill.

The Rev Colin Gibbs, who conducted the service on 13 March, said, “They have been a real help and inspiration to their family and to many hundreds of people with their joint ministry of prayer and healing.” Read More

Charity chief’s non-stop bike hike

7 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2016 at 03:03 pm

Simon Rooksby, left, with Rory Milford of Chandlers Garage

Hailsham based charity chief Simon Rooksby undertook a 1986 mile solo memorial charity motorbike ride in 48 hours to raise funds in connection with Deaf Awareness week.

Simon travelled non-stop for 26 hours from Sussex to Cornwall, then up to John O’Groats, stopping only for petrol. His one overnight stop was in Perth,  before returning home to Hailsham. Read More

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