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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Encouraging News From IRBS US
Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and
our Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you very much for
your prayers and support. We are delighted in the
Lord’s work. As we come to the mid-point of our
Fall Semester, our student body is growing
numerically and we believe that we see in many an
increase of both grace and giftedness. Please pray
with us that our students will be “able ministers of the New Covenant” (2
Corinthians 3.6). We are working hard on some important and very
encouraging projects, hoping to announce them around the first of next year.
Keep your eyes peeled, and please pray that the Lord will give us wisdom as we
step into the future. -Dr. James Renihan
I was born in Southampton and my family and I moved to Cheshire when I was 7 years old as my Dad took a new job at the Christie cancer Hospital. I am the youngest of 3 children and we were very fortunate to grow up with not only loving Christian parents but all 4 grandparents’ firm believers also. Growing up we went to church as a family and I remember also praying and reading the bible and Christian books often with my parents.
Despite this, my siblings and I often spent Sunday lunches in particular bickering and trying to disprove God’s existence. This was understandably the cause of great difficulty and sadness for my mum and dad who had been so consistently loving and had tried so hard to help us understand. Eventually my older brother and sister stopped coming to church with us but Mum and Dad encouraged me to still come and perhaps knew deep down that I desperately wanted a real relationship with God.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has a strong grip on politics and people’s lives. Its traditions are finely woven into the fabric of society. To leave the “Orthodox Church Culture” and become an evangelical Bible believer is difficult on many levels. Living as a believer and expanding the Gospel in such harsh political and religious political conditions is exhausting work. However, believers are legally free to worship.
The invasion of the eastern sector has left the whole nation feeling uncertain and insecure about the future. The conflict zone in the east has witnessed evangelicals receive harsh treatment. They are often considered as a ‘western cult’ by those who are ‘separatists’.
How To Heal Rather Than Deepen Divisions
We live in a time of deepening and widening divisions. The church is not exempt from this. Churches were not without their conflicts before 2020 but fractures have only accelerated since. It is obvious that COVID-19 and the measures used to contain it have caused major disruption to individual and congregational life as with most other things. Anxieties, distance, fatigue and uncertainty easily facilitate misunderstanding and mistrust. Beyond this, highly polarised and political differences can separate people once united on almost every other issue. Vaccines, masks, government requirements – we are all too aware of the pressing issues that currently impact on church life. There may also be potential or actual divisions on other deeply held concerns that do not arise from the current crisis. What can you and I do, not only to avoid deepening divisions but also to start to heal them?
UK Prime Minister addresses Climate Change, but undermines Christian doctrines
Ahead of the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), held in Glasgow, Scotland (1–12 November 2021), the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to the UN General Assembly (22 September 2021) to argue for dramatic changes to global policy in use of carbon-based fuels. In his speech he undermined a basic Christian doctrine relating to the status and rights of mankind. He further appealed to the evolutionary tenets of naturalism, the Greek gods, and the ability of mankind to “save ourselves”. It was almost as if part of his speech had been written by Sir David Attenborough who has made similar comments in the past (Life on this planet is fleeting).
House of Ants Update October 2021
Soraya Rodrigues - age 9
Soraya was left by her parents who live in South Africa in the care of
her aged grandmother. The parents rarely visit or send any support for
The grandmother lives in a very humble dwelling and actually helps as
a volunteer with some of the House of Ants duties such as cleaning,
washing dishes, etc. For this we give her a weekly food hamper for her
and her grandchildren.
Soraya joined us in 2018 and is in day school class 3. She also attends
Bible study classes and extra teaching assistance.
Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 3rd Quarter 2021
“Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory.”- Psalm 115:1.
Dear praying friends, thank you for your faithful and consistent prayers for us as we undergo these ministries. We acknowledge that the pandemic has changed the world before our eyes, but our God remains the same yesterday, today, and forever. Thank God that our Reformed Pastors Fellowship Meeting have increase to 50 pastors in average in the past three months. Our teachings and our prayer pattern are aimed at retraining them in the way of the Lord accurately.
The Pure Pursuit
As you think about the items that fill your to-do list, where does “pursue purity” fall in your rank of priorities? I suspect that while we all desire to pursue purity, many of us probably aren’t sure exactly what that should look like! It’s a priority in principle, but often not in practice. How can we correct this? What does it look like to pursue purity?
The Soul Of Christ’s Sufferings
Crucifixion is perhaps the most violent, humiliating and painful method of execution ever devised. The very word that we use for acute pain (excruciating) comes from crucifying. Yet we must never forget that the deepest sufferings were infinitely greater than the physical pain. As someone has put it, the soul of His sufferings was the sufferings of His soul. What do we mean by His soul sufferings? Samuel Rutherford puts it succinctly: the Saviour suffered in His soul “God’s wrath, which was a very hell to Christ”. He endured the felt wrath of God instead of the felt blessing that He never before lacked. Merely physical sufferings would not have satisfied divine justice.
The Life & Legacy Of Martin Luther
More than five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. Little did he know how the Lord would use him to ignite a movement that would change the world.
Throughout the month of October, you can stream Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer for free on Ligonier’s YouTube channel. Watch to remember the events God used in Luther’s life that led him to rediscover the gospel of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
To dig even deeper into Luther’s story and significance, you can also download Ligonier’s free accompanying study guide.
“With a holy boldness, Martin Luther took his stand contra mundum, against the world.”
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Here you can find the Churches and organisations we support as a fellowship. We support these works with resources which God has blessed us with and prayer for the glory of God.
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.