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Last Updated: 31 May 2020
We have a new website: https://www.verwoodroadchapel.org/
This site (.co.uk), has been around since 2002 has been in need of replacement for a long time now. At the moment, it is still being updated with the Pastor's messages and what we hope will be useful links to help during lockdown - these links are available mainly on this Home page.
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More news coming soon.
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Old news now (but just in case you are visiting us for the first time):
We are pleased to announce that we are now affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FIEC). This does not involve a change of direction for our church, but it does give us a helpful association with similarly minded churches in the area and nationwide.
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Watch or Listen to Talks from the
FIEC Leaders' Conference 2019
ADVERTS & RESOURCES:
Open the Bible at OpenTheBible.org
50 sessions that give you a comprehensive tour through the whole Bible story, from Genesis to Revelation, showing how the Bible points to Jesus Christ
from beginning to end.
These sessions have been prepared and presented by Colin Smith, who was one of the main speakers at the FIEC Leaders' Conference 2019.
VERWOOD STROKE CLUB
Please click here for contact information
An animated video
produced by Truth For Life
introducing how God planned,
accomplished and applied our salvation.
Scroll down under the video to hear some related messages from Alistair Begg -
all free and all very good.
Click the logo to learn about the amazing
work of Myra's Wells
LATEST APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER
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You can support Myra's Wells
through gifts of any amount:
please click here
You can even pay for a well to be drilled
and have it named, for example:
in rememerance of a loved one.
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A Christian music CD has been recorded
This is a most enjoyable listen!
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100% of all donations go to drilling wells!
Latest Hebron Hostel News
To catch up on some of the
2019 Keswick broadcasts
from 14th July to 3rd August
and to view messages
from previous years -
watch Clayton TV
NEWS OF THE
BASICS CONFERENCE 2020
with Alistair Begg
and invited speakers available HERE.
Or click on ARCHIVES to view/listen to
recorded messages from previous conferences.
Guided Tours of the Holy Land
and other destinations
Please see Worldwide Christian Travel.
Rev'd Brian Ruff
Midweek Bible Studies
are available for these series:
Spring 2014: Revelation
Spring 2015: Wisdom Literature
Autumn 2015: Pointing to Christ (Isaiah)
Spring 2016: Hebrews
Autumn 2016: Ezekiel
Autumn 2017: Elijah and Elisha
Spring 2017: Studies in 1 Peter
Click on the logo to access latest CI News, videos (HERE) and podcasts (HERE).
Our "In a Small Village" booklet was updated for our
80th Anniversary in 2014
This is a very interesting and well written history of the Chapel.
The author, Ken Orman, is a former elder and treasurer of the chapel, and is one of our members who attended those very first meetings as a boy.
The booklet is available free of charge
Visit the TRAIDCRAFT on-line shop
Penlan Farm Cottage
For a Holiday in Wales
Looking for a place to take your youth group in South Wales?
Try Go Wild Adventures
"UK's most comprehensive evangelical video library - excellent, free Bible teaching to encourage Christians - broadcasting new programmes each week....
...Our content includes Christianity and Discipleship Explored, The Keswick and Word Alive Conferences, The Evangelical Ministry Assembly, The Christian Institute Weekly News, Billy Graham, GAFCON and much more....
...Whist Clayton TV recommends the ministries featured on our channel, all content needs to be watched analytically with the Bible as the final authority."
from Washington DC
Have a listen and see what you think.
Here is an example:
Christianity around the World
(it has some very interesting insights)
Together for the Gospel
A biennial conference for pastors
April, 2018 (and previous conferences)
Explore the site
W V HIGHAM TRUST
We often sing the hymns of Vernon Higham and have his book "The Law of Love" in our library.
His sermons, hymns and more
are now available on-line.
Be encouraged and blessed.
is one of the most valuable resources on the Internet.
It contains 1600 sermons of
Doctor David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
(20 Dec 1899 – 1 March 1981)
He was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor.
For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.
Please click here
or on the photograph below to visit the site.
ONEPLACE are now broadcasting Dr M Lloyd-Jones' Bible Studies on ROMANS
- as recorded on Friday evenings at the Westminster Chapel, London,
from 1955 to 1968.
Click Here or get the ONEPLACE app:
Each study is available for 1 week (starting each Sunday) on ONEPLACE - it would not be hard to catch up, since they were started in January.
Audio Book every month
Simply sign up for their emails
The Evangelical Library - its e-Book Project and links to similar resources
Christian History Timeline
World Mission Map
another Christian Newspaper
popular with our church members
What are these all about?
Creeds, etc. have been used to summarise the essential truths of the Christian Faith ever since the early church. They were often agreed upon to prevent error and answer false teaching. They are not a substitute for the Bible but based on it. The linked site (click on the graphic above) brings the main ones together and includes some interesting articles about them.
Click here to sign up for an expository devotional email every week day.
One or two Bible verses with
explanation, application and prayer.
Currently working through John.
Calling all young people:
see the Theology Network links on our Resource Centre page
A special day out in London:
Did you know that Day One organise tours of the British Museum?
Click on the picture below for details.
Test your Bible Knowledge
Challenge yourself with thousands of
original Bible trivia questions!
Sort by difficulty, category, subject or book.
PLEASE NOTE: According to wikipedia, "Trivia refers to bits of information, often of little importance". The quiz is good and helpful, but the Bible definitely is not a collection of trivia, it is The Word of God
(2 Timothy 3:16).
... NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS:
Linus tells Charlie Brown
what Christmas is all about.
Fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness.
(Jeremy & Ros Andrews chose this scripture verse for 2020)
In Loving Memory
We have recently suffered the loss of two much loved church members:
Pam and Audrey
Now with Christ, which is far better (Philippians 1:23)
The funeral of Pam was on Friday 29th May 2020.
We send our love and sympathy to husband Roy and family.
The funeral of Audrey will be held on Monday 8th June 2020
and we similarly send our sympathy to those who mourn with us.
Encouragements & Helps during Lockdown
"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good ..." Psalm 34 v 8
SERVICES AND MEETINGS AT OUR CHAPEL
HAVE CEASED FOR THE TIME BEING, BUT
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR ONGOING SERVICES
AND HELPFUL LINKS - LOCAL & WORLDWIDE
Firstly, please visit our NEW WEBSITE
which includes a Blog page, a Sermons page with
latest and recent audio and video messages
(including on our YouTube Channel),
and much more.
Each weekend we prepare a Letter (with Notes and hymns)
and an audio CD, for members and friends
who don't have Internet access. Also available below.
The Message for Sunday 31st May 2020
is brought to us by our dear friend
View a YouTube PLAYLIST, which includes the
message and associate music videos, Here
Read Stephen's sermon notes in this week's letter Here
Hymns mentioned in this Sunday's Letter:
As the deer pants for the water
The Lord's my Shepherd
For previous messages and associated hymns
please see our Home Page Archive
- Please Keep Safe -
Some more songs you might enjoy:
He is Worthy
In Christ Alone
Please scroll down further for links to other churches and resources.
LINKS TO OTHER CHURCH SUNDAY SERVICES
Near & Far - Live Streams & Archives
From Truth For Life with Alistair Begg
(spend all year going through their free sermon series and more - excellent)
Live Stream on Sundays - 9.45 Eastern Time (USA) 14.45 in UK (BST)
Also see some recently posted videos:
"Encouragement from Alistair Begg in Difficult Times"
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From Lansdowne Church, Bournemouth (Live on Sundays)
10.30 am Service
You can view recent Lansdowne videos here
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From Emmanuel Church - Chippenham (Live on Sundays)
Live streams morning and evening 10.30 am & 6.30 pm
Grant Spratley continues his series in 1 Timothy on Sunday evenings
You can view recent videos here
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From Evangelical Times:
Evangelical Churches with Live Streams
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From Clayton TV (Archives and Schedule Here)
Next Sundays: 10.30 am and 6.30 pm services
from Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle UK
with recorded music from Keswick
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From Christchurch, Westbourne (videos 24/7)
Live on Sundays 9.30 am, 11.15 am, 6.30 pm
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Buckingham Chapel, Bristol - with Oliver Gross
Live on Sundays at 11.00 am
OTHER RESOURCES & OFFERS:
Together for the Gospel (T4G) Conference 2020
Interesting new resources to explore.
Scroll down and click the
"Entrusted with the Gospel" box -
choose from the links provided.
OR scroll further for
"Listen to singing at T4G".
Paul Washer regarding COVID-19
An offer from Tim Challies
to Study Galations with him
(there is a cost involved)
For a taster, follow the "take a look at the first session" link
9Marks - site containing help for Pastors
in the Pandemic
Five Tanners in Botswana
(you may need to be a Facebook user)
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Zambesi Mission - Latest May-July News & Prayers
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John Piper's New Book (and Audio Book)
"Coronavirus and Christ"
Available Here (9Marks)
or at Crossway
or via Desiring God where you can
view an introductory video by John Piper
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Ian Parry Sermons from Aber 2019:
"Live Accepted" (Galatians 2:11-3:9)
"Live Free" (Galatians 5:1-26)
"Live Believing" (Galatians 3:1-9, 15-25)
"Live Loved" (Galatians 3:10-14, 4:1-7)
If you prefer you can watch the whole conference,
including the singing, as streamed last year - just click HERE
and scroll down for all your options.
Other speakers included Conrad Mbewe,
Vaughan Roberts, John Benton, Lindsay Brown,
and Andy Pitt. Also:
Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW) - Full Video Collection
Stuart Olyott takes a practical look at our personal devotions
and shows that if we want to thrive in times like ours,
our relationship with God is of utmost importance:
The Key to Thriving in Changing Times
from Aber 2018
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Professor John Lennox (in an RZIM interview)
Answering questions about COVID19
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Facing the Unexpected
from Colin Smith's
'Facing the Unexpected' is a new resource designed to
help us navigate these challenging times.
Hand-picked messages and articles.
See their Facebook page also
Also from Colin Smith:
10 Questions for Examining Your Life
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DON'T GIVE UP
NEW Free Audio Book for May 2020
by Kyle Idleman
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Ligonier Ministries have made all their
AUDIO & VIDEO TEACHING SERIES
Access via the free "Ligonier Ministries" App
from ITunes App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore
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Also try watching the films produced as part of
THE JOHN 10:10 PROJECT
You could start HERE
or visit their Facebook page
ANOTHER KIND OFFER FROM SAME SOURCE (click image):
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5 Free Ebooks - including a
Big Picture Bible Crafts for your children
plus more digital resources HERE
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From Bible Educational Services
FREE BIBLETIME LESSONS (UP TO 16 YRS) HERE
Install the SunScool App on your phone or tablet
For more BES information click the image below:
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More to come... (new links are added at the top of this list)
Items for Prayer
We pray for all who are affected by the Coronavirus in any way,
either directly, as a result of infection, or indirectly.
We only have to listen to or watch the news
to identify prayer needs.
We pray for the families associated with our chapel
who have recently lost loved ones.
Also, Kieran, Frances & Rob, Mo and Richard
continue to be very much in our prayers,
among others in our church family.
We continue to remember friends in Southern Africa.
We remember Graham & Jean and the girls currently stranded
in Swaziland where Graham has been working for TWR.
We specially remember the families and churches of:
Mvula Mvula, Gift Mtintha and others in Malawi, who are associated with
the River of Life Evangelical Church and Zambesi Mission.
Also, John and Ketani Matiza in Zimbabwe working with OM and Smile International.
Not forgetting the Tanners in Botswana.
(Please scroll down this page to see pictures of these friends)
We pray for the churches in Burkina Faso and for the work of Myra's Wells.
We especially pray for those who have lost loved ones, homes and churches in recent attacks.
We pray for the world-wide work of Bible Educational Services
and the Postal Bible Schools as they reach out to many countries worldwide.
We pray for the work of Romanian Ministries and all they seek to help.
We continue to pray for Hebron Hostel (Latest newsletter here)
Our Resources For You:
Are there questions about the Christian faith that you would like answered?
Try a visit to our on-line Resource Centre
or scroll down to "Answers to Questions".
Or - request a book to keep or borrow - suggest a topic you would be interested in.
Our contact details and e-mail address are given below.
No obligation and no further follow-up unless requested.
Interested in the Christian Faith?
A video series produced by the Metrapolitan Tabernacle in London
Click on the image above to go to their web site
While you are there, take a look at their Quick Links -
There might be more to interest you - for example:
Biographies - Really interesting accounts from the lives of 10 remarkable people
Themed Clips - "House of your soul" is very good
Heritage of Evidence - Biblical History confirmed by exhibits in the British Museum
Smart Phone & Tablet Apps
Here are some Smart Phone Apps you might find useful:
All available from Google Play for Android devices
and the App Store for Apple iPhones / iPads:
Read and/or listen to various translations of the Bible
A wide selection of Bible Broadcasts
including some of our favourites:
From the MLJ Archive (Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
Grace to You (John MacArthur)
Back to the Bible (Warren Wiersbe and others)
Truth for Life (Alistair Begg)
(The TRUTH FOR LIFE App is also recommended)
Let My People Think (Ravi Zacharias)
The Bible Study Hour (Dr James Boice)
Renewing Your Mind (Dr R C Sproul, Sinclair Ferguson and others) -
Search for "Ligonier" on the Google Play or App Store
for the Ligonier App which presents a wealth of related material
from the Renewing Your Mind team/organisation.
An even wider selection of sermons (over 1.7M in fact)
Check out: Geoff Thomas, Joel Beeke, Derek Thomas and more from "Sermons by Speaker"
or find sermons on any book, chapter or verse in the Bible from "Sermons by Bible"
plus whole live services, News items and Online Hymnal (words only)
(click here for iPhone and iPad editions)
Some Recent Events:
On Tuesday 3rd March 2020
we very much appreciated a return visit from
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CDs and notes are available from our
Tuesday Evenings in February 2020
with Stephen Gillham:
"Lessons in the Life of Samuel"
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On Sunday evening - 19th January 2020
Our Guest Speaker was Prof. Andrew McIntosh
For further information about Prof. Andy McIntosh please see:
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Tim Shenton's visited us on December 1st 2019,
a visit that was much appreciated by all.
A CDs of his messages is available.
Tim is the author of a number of books
including these available from DayOne.
Tim's most recent books are:
Roland Hill - 'The Second Whitfield'
("Here is biography at its best.
Shenton marvellously brings Rowland Hill to life in a balanced and objective way,
neither minimizing his remarkable set of gifts nor hiding his destructive blemishes."
Joel R. Beeke),
Christmas Evans - No Ordinary Preacher
Forgotten Heros of Revival
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We give thanks to God for every aspect of our
Church Anniversary Weekend
Fri 1st & Sun 3rd Nov 2019
The Friday evening started with a buffet meal
followed by the singing ministry of Marilyn Baker
We thank Linda & our catering ladies, and
Marilyn Baker with Tracy Williamson & their support team
who all made the evening very special.
Marilyn's CDs & Tracy's books
are available from
Marilyn Baker Ministries (MBM) or
Keith Jones Bookshop
Here are some Marilyn Baker songs on YouTube
starting with "Purify My Heart"
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We also thank Stephen Gillham for his ministry on Sunday 3rd Nov.
Stephen and Jean are very good friends of our church.
They ran 'Christian Camps in Dorset' for many years and
Stephen continues to be a faithful visitor to schools in our area.
Stephen also works with
Bible Educational Services and the Postal Bible School
who produce and supply Christian teaching material to locations world-wide.
This work, based in Northern Ireland, has grown from small beginnings
to a multi-national and multi-lingual operation.
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Sunday 13th October 2019
Our collection went to
which is a major project of
Please read about the hospice HERE
.OR HERE (Evangelical Times - May 2017)
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A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO OUR COFFEE MORNING:
27 SEPT 2019 - IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
£120 was raised
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Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 7.30 pm
We very much appreciated hearing news from
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We learned more about Burkina Faso
and the ongoing work of
at our Missionary Evening with
Guest Speakers - Eddie & Mark
Tuesday 4th June 2019
Please click here to read the story of Myra's Wells
Eddie Martin handing over a plaque in memory of Moira,
who was a good friend of Myra, after whom the charity is named.
Three 'Moira's wells' have been donated by her family.
There are currently 175 wells (Apr 2020) that are providing fresh water
for the people (from any background) of Burkina Faso.
Three more have recently been drilled.
See April 2020 Myra's Wells Newsletter here
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CAMEO - Homemade Soup & Roll + Dessert
Thursday 7th Feb 2019
Thank you for all who came and those who made the day possible.
The £300 raised went towards
SCRIPTURES FOR BOTSWANA via the Tanners
Paul Tanner and his family are serving the Lord in Botswana
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Sunday Evening at 6.30 pm - 27th May 2018
We had a most blessed visit from
Pastors Mvula Mvula, Gift Mtintha
and Justice Chiphwany
Arranged by the Zambesi Mission
Gift Mtintha and Justice Chiphwanya to visit the UK
in May/June 2018. We were very pleased to have been invited to host them.
zm aims to foster “partnerships in the Gospel” between Christians
and churches in the UK and their counterparts in Malawi and northern Mozambique.
They recognise that our partnership in the Gospel is not just a one-way relationship.
The aim of inviting church leaders from Malawi to visit churches in the UK is two-fold:
Firstly, they want to bring the partnership to life
by actually meeting leaders from the church in Malawi.
Secondly, as part of our interdependent relationship,
they/we wish to learn from God through our Malawian brothers in Christ.
zm believes that there are many ways in which the church- - -
in this wealthy (and often materialistic) country can learn
from and receive spiritually from God through the church in Africa.
We were much blessed by the visit of John and Ketani Matiza
for our missionary meeting on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 7.30 pm
John and Ketani Matiza who are working with
and Smile International
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Tuesday evenings Bible Studies in February/March each year
are a real treat - with
Stephen continues to be very involved with the
world-wide ministry of Bible Educational Services
and the Postal Bible Schools
For more information click the image below:
We continue to remember:
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Missionary Evening & Prayer Meeting
with Mike Berry of the
Please see if God would have you support this exciting work in prayer, giving or some other way.
In a presentation Mike spoke from Philippians 1v3-11 & 2v19-29
about Partnership in the Gospel.
What is partnership?
1—It is prayerful - the Philippians were praying for Paul and he was praying for them.
2—It is personal - Paul knew all about them through Epaphroditus (their messenger).
3—It is practical - only the Philippians sent a messenger to Paul to help.
--- Click below for more information ---
We send our greetings to Tom Jardine who introduced us to the Zambesi mission.
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Back in September 2016 we celebrated the chapel's 82nd anniversary
with Peter Gladwin and Brian Ruff.
View Peter Gladwin's testimony HERE
or visit the "Out of Ashes" web site HERE.
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Graham Kimber & family visited us
Tuesday 31st May 2016
(Graham first visited us in December 2012)
Graham is a Radio Engineer who is now working with Transworld Radio in Africa.
He and his wife Jean and two girls (Jessica and Bernice) are now living and working in Swaziland
Please pray for their them all, expecially for Graham as he performs potentially dangerous repairs.
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MISSIONARY AVIATION FELLOWSHIP (MAF)
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Please see our Home Page Archive also
Some links you might find interesting:
Audio and Videos are available from Together for the Gospel
Example discussion on D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Pastor-Evangelist:
Explore the STAND to REASON web site
DA Carson - How Could God Allow Suffering? (A Video)
How Do We Know if God Is Disciplining Us? (a Blog, again by Don Carson)
In Loving Memory
A page dedicated to those of our Church Family
who are now at Home with their Lord and Saviour
We have a selection of booklets by John Blanchard
If you live in Three Legged Cross or the surrounding area -
please contact us for a free booklet. No obligation.
Be encouraged : Start and end the day with
Charles Haddon Spurgeon's Daily Readings
New to Spurgeon? - Watch this short video
Together for the Gospel Conference Videos and Audio Messages are available at:
A Gospel Presentation from Australia! - Highly Recommended
Also from the same source (matthiasmedia) some interesting articles from their magazine:
METHOD FOR PRAYER
DR JOHN R. LING'S WEBSITE
For those interested in LIFE issues
and Joseph Hart
and many other topics - explore...
Do you think there must be something more to life?
Home Page Archive
Please click here to view some older content from this page
Resources For You:
Verwood Road Evangelical Chapel,
Three Legged Cross,
Dorset, BH21 6RW
Pastor: Jeremy Andrews
Telephone: 01202 813608
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