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Testimony given by Ryan

Testimony given by Ryan at the Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Norwich, England on Sunday 17th March 2024

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Mark’s testimony

Testimony given at Old Meeting House Congregational Church, Norwich on Sunday 20th August 2023

The Right Hand of Christian Fellowship extended to Paul McHenry

Service taken by Pastor John Clements at the Old Meeting House Congregational,Church, Norwich.

Paul's testimony is included.

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Passing The Mantle

On 2nd April 2023 Paul McHenry took over as church secretary for The Old Meeting House Church.

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How I met the real Santa Claus

Written and spoken by Dr. John Clements


“ how long does it take to become a master on the violin? “What’s the question put to Kreisler. “A whole lifetime, “ was his immediate reply. If it takes so long to develop sensitiveness of touch on the violin, how long will it take to train ourselves to become sensitive to the touch of God upon…

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Have thoughts like this and your life will radically change.


Periods of high spiritual exhortation of come to most Christian people. They may have lasted for days or for only an hour or two. The memory of these occasions remains highlights of our experience. We often make a mistake striving for their recurrence. We tend to strain after them. All strain is…

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There can be no revival of Christianity in England until there be a rewawakening among Christian people themselves. We Christian people are not presenting to the world a way of life which is sufficiently distinctive and attractive. The question asked by Jesus may still have point: “What do you m…

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You had a real vision of what God wanted you to do with your life. You recall vividly the kind of things you felt you could do. But you failed. You have not gone on. You are still left with a broken bits of your dreams in your nevertheless hands.

What happened, why did you give up? Was it bec…

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If you believe in God, you must be an optimist – not a blind optimist, of course, one who cannot see or even feel all the thorns below the rise, but one who believes that there is some great purpose in the vast design of the universe, some great end to which all life is moving. The story of the rock…

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Looking At Life

One thing we can always try to do is to see the best in the worst.

Two men look through the same bars: One sees mud, one the stars.

It sounds trite and commonplace. But it is profoundly true, and it sums up half the philosophy of life.

“In the world you shall have tribulation,“ said Jesus t…

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General Gordon of Khartoum

The famous British general, Charles George Gordon, who died under such tragic circumstances in Khartoum, never allowed anything to hinder his morning hours alone with God. During his journey in the Sudan, for one hour each day there lay outside his tent a white hanky-chief. The entire camp knew the …

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Live, while you live

Most of my life I have been very interested in mottoes, perhaps one of the best known is DUM VIVIMUS VIVAMUS - “live, while you live”. It became well known because of the paraphrase of Dr. Doddridge, who inherited it with his family crest:

Live, while you live - the epicure would say,

And …

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Joseph Parker

Joseph ParkerJoseph Parker, an English Congregationalist preacher of the 19th century, once said, “If we, as the church, do not get back to spiritual visions, glimpses of heaven, and an awareness of a greater glory and life, we will lose our faith. Our altar will become nothing but cold, empty stone, never bless…

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The Robin and the Sparrow

Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
“ I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.”

Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me. “

– Elizabeth Cheney
(I am in …

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I shall rise to new life again

In 1666 during the great fire of London hundreds of people lost their homes; and many large public buildings were burnt to the ground, including Saint Paul’s Cathedral which they ruined and derelict for a further eight years.

Then one day Sir Christopher Wren, the great architect, visited t…

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Hope looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst… Hope opens doors where despair closes them… Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot… Hope draws its power from a deep trust in God and the basic goodness of mankind… Hope “lights a candle “instead of “c…

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A Master Design

A Master DesignAll my beliefs would be a little comfort to me were it not for my first and last belief that there is a Master Design behind the dark curtain of the world, and I believe that His designs are beautiful.

Even when the only part of the pattern we can see is disaster, I believe in that beauty. When C…

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Message from U.K. Church Community Radio

Dr John ClementsListen live -

I am very proud and excited to announce that there will be new additions coming to our UKCC Radio ministry team very soon. Greatly anointed speakers such as Dr John Clements and also Pastor Barry Hawthorne. Details of times and da…

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