Friday, September 04, 2009


As of 10th September, God willing, I will be working with Bethel Evangelical Church, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, and thus preaching every Lord's Day for the next three months at least at Bethel, as well as taking other meetings, engaging in outreach, and so on.

Bethel is a relatively small church in a town-centre location. We have a small bookshop attached to the building, and the membership doesn't bite. I thank God for their offer, and ask for the prayers of readers that all will go well, and we shall be a blessing to one another.

Bethel is well-placed for students from Keele University and Staffordshire University's Stoke-on-Trent campus, and we would welcome any students.

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Anonymous William Wilson said...

Dear Gervase you will have my full surport and prayers with you as you sprend the next three months down in stoke on trent preaching the true word of God sunday by sunday.And i pray that you will get many University students to attend the Bethel Evangelical church and that you will be able to make contact with the Christian union too.So may God give you strength as you prepare for this three months pastoring this church.Iknow that iam a great sinner and that Christ is a Great Saviour. John Newton.

12:51 pm  
Blogger Jonathan Hunt said...

I thought something might be afoot. God bless this new period of your service to Him.


2:34 pm  
Anonymous Jenson said...

Hi Gervase,

Things are looking good for you. If you in the vicinity of Cradley Heath/Halesowen, please do visit Ebenezer Baptist Old Hill.

Incidentally, I am applying for a teaching position in Keele Uni. Please pray that this will lead to something.


1:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I ask your take on the Welsh Revival? Any thoughts on Evan Roberts?

7:04 pm  
Blogger Highland Host said...

Dear Anonymous. Read R. Tudur Jones' 'Faith and the Crisis of a Nation'. Then come back and ask. I think Tudur Jones assesses more of the evidence than anyone else, and comes to fairly sound conclusions.

4:41 pm  
Blogger Hiraeth said...

Roberts was undoubtedly a man greatly used by God. But all gold is mixed with dross in this world. For a good account of Roberts' life, read Brynmor Pierce Jones' 'Instrument of Revival' if you can get a copy. If not, Eifion Evans' 'The Welsh Revival of 1904' and Noel Gibbard's 'Fire on the Altar' are both good and sound. There were undoubtedly emotional excesses, as well as genuine blessing.

Roberts was a complex, emotional young man who was genuinely grieved by much of the opposition he encountered. His later life, largely spent in seclusion, seems to suggest he suffered from depression, but flashes of brilliance showed through the gloom.

7:12 am  
Anonymous Repentant Reprobate said...

So are you preaching @ Bethel with a view to being their pastor or is this purely a temporary engagement?

8:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear HH

Are you the pastor of Bethel Evangelical Church or a regular speaker there?

9:24 pm  

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