Old Meeting House Congregational Church (1643)

The Best Hidden Church in Norwich

Dr. Alan Clifford

Speaking on Philip Doddridge

Dr Clifford (b. 1941) hails from Farnborough, Hampshire. Reared in Methodism and converted in Anglicanism (1958), he embraced Puritanism through the influence of Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1963). An early career in mechanical and electrical engineering at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough (1958-66) was followed by university study (University of Wales, Bangor, 1966-69) and eventual ordination to the Congregational ministry (1969). Alan has pursued pastoral ministry in Northampton, Gateshead, Gt Ellingham, Norfolk and (currently) Norwich.

Academic profile: BA (philosophy) 1969; MLitt (philosophy of religion) 1978; PhD (historical theology) 1983. An in-depth study of Arminianism and Calvinism, Dr Clifford's doctoral thesis was published by Oxford University Press in 1990. Author of several books (and a few hymns!) on this and related themes (including Philip Doddridge, John Calvin & the Huguenots and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism), he is currently engaged on the life and work of the great Puritan Richard Baxter.

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