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 as outlined in the 1689 Baptist Confession, holding to holy scripture as the only certain rule of faith and practice and seeking 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 October 27th to November 3rd 2021 God-willing. Go to our 1689 page for more details and to secure your place – numbers are limited.
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The Christ-exalting, gospel extolling hymnody of Benjamin Beddome
In this episode, Dr Jason Montgomery returns to the show to discuss the hymnody of Benjamin Beddome, an 18th Century confessional Baptist. Beddome wrote a remarkable number of hymns, many that have not yet been resourced; these hymns covered topics from the free offer of the gospel to the Triune being of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Other themes that feature are the importance of good hymnody in church life and the 17th - 18th Century non-conformist debate between those that did not sing in worship, those that only sung the Psalms, and those (such as Benjamin Keach) that endorsed the singing of both Psalms and hymns.
TASTE Nigeria News January 2022
Northeastern Nigeria is the most impoverished region in the country. Its dry, harsh climate compounded by the Boko Haram insurgency with entire communities ravaged and many people killed or driven from their homes is creating humanitarian crises.
SIM and their partner ECWA (Evangelical Church Winning All) have refurbished a clinic at Garin Maje (population 5,000) and built a new dispensary in the smaller village of Madabai (population 3,000). The two communities are in Yobe State, Nigeria. Prior to the completion of these health facilities, residents either did not have access to healthcare, or had to travel the long and dangerous rural roads to the closest town of Potiskum.
Eight thousand immediate local residents will be helped with much-needed healthcare in these rural locations but more important is the opportunity to show Christ’s love and compassion in a region where the majority of the population is non-Christian. The SIM team in the area partners with the local churches seeking openings to share the gospel through their compassionate medical care ministry.
On The Frontline in East Ukraine with SGA
It is difficult to convey the state of mind of people who have endured the challenges, heartbreak and grief resulting from eight years of war in east Ukraine.
Now even such basic things as affordable groceries in the store, or the opportunity to buy good clothes or new sheets and blankets have become simply unaffordable for many. In December’s issue of Inside Story, we reported that bedding sets including blankets, sheets and pillows were being provided. As a result such simple and practical aid not only helps people cope with the winter more easily and improve the feeling of warmth and comfort at home, but gives hope for possible improvements in the future.
The best part is that this hope comes through the church, through people who know the love of Jesus Christ and are ready to share with those in need.
Church Ministers’ response to the Consultation on Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’
In our churches we welcome and show love to many people who have different experience and views, including same-sex attraction and forms of gender transition. We always seek to act in love, with gentleness and respect, for the good of all, and never with any form of coercion or control.
We are grateful to the government for having made clear in the consultation that it does not intend this legislation to impact the normal practice of religion. Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned that the legislative approach outlined would do exactly this. We see in these proposals a clear possibility that our duty as ministers, of proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and calling people to find life in him, which includes living by his laws, will be criminalised. We also believe it could be used against Christian parents who could equally be criminalised for loving advice and teaching given to their own children.
The Baptist Broadcast Interview January 2022
In this episode of the Baptist Broadcast, Josh Sommer from Kansas City in the US interviews Oliver Allmand-Smith from Ramsbottom in the UK about Broken Wharfe, IRBS UK and the value of confessionalism. Tune in to be informed, enlightened and encouraged!
Six Thirty-One Refreshment Ministries
Ray Peel writes: Many thanks for your continued prayerful support as we have considered the next step for Six Thirty One. You may recall from our last update that we had decided to research the potential of renting a property in rural England. We are delighted to report that we have been able to find a house that we feel meets our requirements. It is on a fixed-term 2 year lease which gives us sufficient time to see if our ministry model works in the U.K. The property is a detached house on the edge of a small village near to Retford in Nottinghamshire. It is a 400 year old house that has recently been tastefully restored retaining original features. An extensive patio and a mature garden provide outside space for relaxation and socialising while there is an additional small paddock for play and a hard surface tennis court. We will run this property along the same lines as Quinta do Retiro in Portugal. Lynn and
myself will be resident on the property and look after the house and external spaces. Guests will be provided with a warm welcome and Christian fellowship with no expectations. Evening meals will be available, catering for dietary requirements and
meal times that suit them and their family. Space to sit and relax while they disengage
from the pressure of ministry and reconnect with each other, their family, and, most
The Necessity Of The Scriptures
It is a fact that there are very few things we can be certain of in life. The truth is, we do not even know ourselves emotionally, mentally or even physically, with discoveries still being made on just how the human body works. Science has its theories about the beginning of life. However, after a while, each theory gives way to new findings and insights. We live in a world that is constantly changing in its learning, thinking and ideas. It seems that everything is relative – what is right for one may be wrong for another. For example, the distinction between male and female is no longer considered absolute. The philosophers and scientists continually, if inconsistently, suggest there is one certain thing: there is not anything we can be sure about in this world. So, the answers to life’s most fundamental questions go unanswered, such as, who am I? Why am I here? Is there anything after death? Is there a God? Can one be saved, and if so, how? Into a world where nothing is deemed knowable, the opening statement of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith is like being hit by an oncoming train. It states, ‘the Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.’
DO WE KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT EVANGELICAL HALF TRUTH?
Questions of truth and integrity are rarely far from the headlines and public life. Misinformation and disinformation are alleged and advanced from many directions. In an age where truth is a common casualty it is easy for standards to be reduced almost without our realising. One way in which the truth frequently suffers is through a half truth. It can seem so innocent and correct on face value that it seems very far from being a species of lying. That is what soothes our conscience and makes it so dangerous and deceptive. It takes the truth and presents part of it while also concealing the rest of it to manipulate others to the conclusion we want them to reach. Or out of fear of their reaction to the whole truth. A straight lie can be discovered far more easily. Perhaps the worst form of lying is half-truth but is it possible that this could be done in religious things?
Lancashire Reformed Baptist Fellowship 2022
The Lancashire Reformed Baptist fellowship consists of a number of churches in the Lancashire region, who have Reformed Baptist convictions and is chaired by our full-time Elder, Tony Flanders. Representatives from the churches meet once a quarter specifically to pray for revival in our nation. They also meet once a quarter for Bible teaching, fellowship and prayer. It is hoped that through these meetings, the churches will be strengthened in the faith and their support for one another. Please review the schedule for this year and put the dates in your diary!
Riches, Self-Love & Sir Worldly-Wisdom
If I called you a liberal, would you take it as an insult? This question is not about your politics but Christianity. In his classic ‘Christianity and Liberalism’, J. Gresham Machen proved that the two words represent two different religions, which merely use some of the same terminologies to mean different things. What if I called you an evangelical? This may be a label that you would be willing to wear. Yet there is a rapidly-increasing use to the term in describing a form of Christianity that is so worldly that it has more in common with liberalism than with Reformed thinking and living. In his book, The Travels of True Godliness, Benjamin Keach promoted the biblical, not the new, form of evangelicalism. However, on his travels, the eponymous hero calls at the house of a man named ‘Riches’. Their dialogue has lessons for all whom we would call ‘comfortably off’ and certainly for middle class so-called man-centred evangelicals.
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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.