We are a gathering of believers united in our love for Christ, where all are welcome to come and join us for Worship, where we hear the Word of God preached faithfully. We confess the reformed faith, holding scripture as the only certain rule of faith and practice and seek to glorify God in the town of Ramsbottom.
Ecclesiology Week 2021- Dr James Renihan
We are delighted that Prof. James Renihan is returning to teach his ecclesiology course on March 24th to 31st 2021. Please see below the course flyer and make your booking soon to avoid disappointment, since spaces are limited. A full refund is available if we have to cancel due to reasons connected with lockdown restrictions.
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Canadian Pastor Imprisoned For Preaching In The Church Building – February 2021
James Coates, a minister of the gospel in Alberta, Canada, has been arrested and imprisoned for preaching to his congregation in the church building. Listen to Jared Longshore and Tom Ascol of Founders Ministries as they speak with Erin, James’ wife, about the events and how we can pray for them. The persecution of the churches in our atheistic and aggressively secular western cultures is gathering pace and we must all be mindful, courageous and prayerful.
What happens in a society if we forget how to forgive? What is the consequence for human communion where there is no possibility of forgiveness? What if there is only recrimination and self-justification and offence and condemnation? We should know because that is what has happened in the UK today! In this helpful article, Justin Poythress shows how we have come to this terrible position and how Christians should be so very different.
Kenya Prayer Diary March 2021
Visit our Kenya page to download the prayer diary for March so that your prayers can be fuelled to the glory of God in that great land.
There But for the Grace of God Go I
When a fellow believer falls into sin, even gross sin, how do we respond? Perhaps there is outrage at the fall from grace, distress because of the dishonour brought to the name of Christ and concern for the victims of the sin; all such responses are of course right and proper from a biblical perspective. Yet they miss a critical element: the need for self-examination and assessment of our own propensity to sin. We need to say with John Bradford of old, “There but for the grace of God go I”, and cast ourselves upon the mercy of God seeking grace to help us in our own weakness. In this article, Simonetta Carr helpfully explores these matters in relation to the recent “fall” of a prominent leader. May we seek the grace of God to keep us from sin.
Barnabas Fund Prayer Focus Update March 2021
Read the Barnabas Fund Prayer Focus Update for March 2021 on our Persecution page
Daniel & Kathleen Gula Prayer update
Daniel & Kathleen have been labouring faithfully in Nigeria for over 50 years and need our prayers in these challenging days. Visit our Nigeria page to read their latest prayer update and lift up before the throne of grace the needs of this land and its people.
LILIAN PETCH MEMORIAL
Lilian Petch was the longest-serving member of Trinity Grace Church, having been part of the fellowship from the very beginning until her home-call in January 2021. Please visit our heritage and legacy page to read the order of service, listen to the funeral sermon and consider her legacy in all the memories we have recorded. These were some of her favourite sayings:
If you’re serving God, you should be working not shirking.
I’ve never had a lot, but I’ve never been short.
Do your best for God, because only your best will do for God.
Lilian lived in the faith, died in the faith, and has now gone to dwell with the Christ of her faith. As she is added to the cloud of witnesses, let us all follow in the same faith to attain the crown of glory that can never fade or spoil.
New Podcast with Dr Sam Renihan.
Here we interview Sam on his new book 'Deity and Decree'. We discuss God's Unity, God's Trinity, God's Decree, Divine Simplicity & the inferiority of short and shallow statements of faith.
Christ Alone Has All The Answers
In the past year we have lived through a period of uncertainty that has been described repeatedly as unprecedented. We have asked so many questions and received so few reliable answers. But are we asking the right questions? And when we do pose the right questions, where can the answers be found? In this article, Oliver Allmand-Smith shows how Christ poses all the right questions, and he alone has all the answers, for in him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
FEED CHRISTIAN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN MOZAMBIQUE’S “LAND OF FEAR”
Two little boys and an adult hanged on the same tree - probably a family, who died together at the hands of one of the most savage terrorist groups currently operating in our world. In life, this little family were so poor that the older brother, aged about five, has several holes in his worn-out shorts. In death, they do not have even the dignity of a grave, but are left dangling among the branches. This is Mozambique’s far north, nowadays known as the “land of fear”.
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Overseas / Missions
Trinity Grace Church has supported overseas missionary ministries for many years. We first began our involvement in the early 1970s and since then have expanded our gospel outreach to a needy world. We believe it is the responsibility of local churches to engage in this ministry, and we have rejoiced to play our part in the building of God’s kingdom throughout the world.