Posts from June 2022

70 years in the life of ABC – exhibition

No, I’ve not been at ABC that long! With the Jubilee in mind the Deacons decided it would be good to look back on the last 70 years. The congregation were asked to lend me any items, newspaper cuttings, events and photos that I could include. Although we didn’t have many things directly from the 1950’s, a number of items of interest were handed in. Looking back under the relatively short leadership of Adrian Thatcher, the church structure was changed…

When I’m embarrassed to be a Baptist

Most of the time I’m glad to be a Baptist. Not only do I believe our way of baptism – and more importantly who is baptised, namely those who’ve made a personal decision of faith – is Biblical, I also appreciate our variety of worship, not bound to a formal liturgy; our way of running the church, so that each believer who is committed to a local church can take part in listening to what God is saying about our…

June 2022 Lead Contact article

Platinum Jubilee – a lifetime of service As I reflect on this, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebratory month, and all the things that have been planned up and down the country to mark this ‘probably’ unique achievement, I marvel at what she has accomplished over the 70 years since she acceded to the throne after the sudden death of her father, George VI on 6 February 1952. She was only 25 years old. She knew she was…