Burwell Baptist Church, Cambridge:
Marcos Gonzalez Norris
Camden Road Baptist Church, London:
Dawley Baptist Church, Telford:
Donna Asson, Amy Birtwhistle, Jodi Mirza, Carol Jarvis and her daughter Annalie Jarvis
Streatham Baptist Church, London:
Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire:
Catalina Olaru, Mariana Nicolae and an Iranian lady M
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Ian Olliver, minister Dawley Baptist Church, Telford writes:
"Last Sunday (5 March) I had the privilege of baptising 8 people in a special celebration service held jointly with an Anglican Pioneer church who meet close by. Many people were moved not just by the amazing testimonies, but also in seeing two expressions of church worshipping together in unity of purpose. Baptised from Dawley Baptist were Donna Asson, Amy Birtwhistle, Jodi Mirza, Carol Jarvis and her daughter Annalie Jarvis. From the River Community church were Jemima Parker, Will Rudolph and Erin Buckley who are all also involved with a youth fellowship that encompasses young people from the various churches in the Central Telford area."
Chris Johnson, minister of Burwell Baptist Church, Cambridge writes
"Marc (19) grew up in a Christian home but came to his own faith through a youth group trip to Zambia and an experience of God during worship. He gave a clear testimony of his faith before his family and the congregation. He has been serving in our youth work on Sunday nights for some time and will continue."
HOBBS, the Revd Keith 1937-2017
The family of Keith Hobbs would like to announce the death of Keith on 16 February 2017. He died very peacefully in Ashgate Hospice Chesterfield with his family present. Keith’s ministry started at Union Church, Stretford followed by Sion Baptist Church, Burnley (1967-1979) and Grimsby Baptist church (1979-1986). In 1986 he became a half-time tutor at Northern Baptist College and a half-time association minister with the Lancs and Cheshire Association (now North West Baptist Association). In 1989 he became the North West Area Superintendent of the Baptist Union.
He retired in 2001, although, like many ministers of religion, he remained actively involved with the Baptist movement.
Keith’s eldest daughter Linda is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and funeral arrangements have therefore been planned to take account of her appointments, treatments, health status etc. There will be a close family only cremation service in March.
Family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend a Service of Celebration of Keith’s life at Chesterfield Baptist Church on 10 April at 2pm followed by light refreshments in the church hall afterwards.
To help protect Linda, who continues to have a significantly reduced ability to fight infection due to chemotherapy, you are asked not to attend if you have coughs, colds or any other infectious illnesses.
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