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Roots that refresh!

Roots that refresh!

Next month, the folk in Charlesworth are hosting a one-off and perhaps unique event called Roots that Refresh”. It’s a four-day study-course in church history.  Our history.  The history of churches like ours: Calvinistic – or Particular – Baptist Churches.

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Obadiah Holmes’s Will

Obadiah Holmes’s Will

These are to signify that I Obadiah Holmes of Newport, Rhode Island being at present through the goodness and mercy of my God of sound memory and being by daily intimation put in mind of the frailty and uncertainty of this present life, do therefore for settling my estate in this world which it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon me, make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following, committing my spirit unto …

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Grace Baptist Assembly

Grace Baptist Assembly

I’ve just posted my booking form for the Grace Baptist Assembly. Hands up those of you know exactly what the Assembly is, or does. No idea? Well, I can’t really blame you. I’ve been going for twenty-five years and I’m still not sure. But I’ll try to make things as clear as I can.

I’ll need to start with some history. There have been Baptist churches in England for nearly four hundred years. But they have always been divided theologically. Many of the earliest Baptist Churches in …

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1689 Confession of Faith

1689 Confession of Faith

As a church we are committed to upholding the 1689 Confession of Faith. Our constitution says that elders of the church must assent “to the system of doctrine taught in the 1689 London Confession of Faith and the 1966 Affirmation of Faith”.  The opening lines of our trust-deed say “The objects of the Church are…to promote the Calvinistic Baptist faith as defined in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in the town of Stockport..”

So what is the “1689″? …

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So what’s the difference?

So what is the difference between Grace Baptist and other churches? What makes us distinctive?

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