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Welcome to the website for the churches of Atlow, Bradley, Hognaston, Hulland and Kniveton. We are a group of five village churches whose aim is to love and serve God and our communities.
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Greetings.

At the end of July my family and I spent two weeks in Keswick for our annual visit to the Keswick Convention. The weather wasn't good this year but as always the faithful Bible teaching was inspiring. I have now been each year for thirty-seven years because when you are in ministry it is so valuable to have a period of listening to the preaching and teaching of others, to listen to what God has to say through their ministry. I always come away greatly blessed.

That is why I would want to encourage you to think about going to both receive inspiring Bible teaching but also to enjoy the beauty of God's creation which is to be found around Keswick, with Lake Derwentwater and the surrounding Lakeland hills and fells, which are magnificent whatever the weather. I remember an African minister describing the Convention as a foretaste of heaven.

This year the Keswick Convention celebrated its 140th year, having been started in 1875 in a marquee on the lawn of St. John's Vicarage with 250 attending, and being held every year since except for one year during the second world war, and now attracting some 15,000 people over the three weeks with teaching times for all ages.

Liam Goligher, Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, USA, one of the main speakers this year, wrote about the Convention:

“There are few conventions in the world that have had such a uniformly positive and powerful impact for the kingdom. The Keswick Convention has modelled responsible and effective expository preaching and Bible study; has consistently made the plain things of Scripture the main things; has encouraged true unity around the Word of God among Christian people of all backgrounds; and has launched many into Christian work at home and around the world.

One of its many strengths is the expectation that, as we come together, God will – by his Word and Spirit – speak to the hearts and minds of his people. Though the Convention is not a church, it has been an oasis in the desert for many of God's people, providing much needed spiritual nourishment and encouragement to go back and serve sacrificially in small corners of the Master's vineyard.”

How true that is!

Every blessing in Jesus Christ to you all,

Rev Ossie Post

 

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Future Events

Mon Feb 26 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Tue Feb 27 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Lent Course
Wed Feb 28 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Mothers' Union Meeting
Mon Mar 05 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Tue Mar 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Lent Course
Wed Mar 07 @ 1:15PM - 01:45PM
Funeral of Raymond Denning
Fri Mar 09 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Quiz night
Mon Mar 12 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Mon Mar 12 @ 7:15PM - 09:00PM
Deanery Synod - making your buildings work - loos and shops
Tue Mar 13 @ 1:00PM - 01:30PM
Memorial Service for Richard Edminson
Tue Mar 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Lent Course
Wed Mar 14 @10:15AM - 11:15AM
Hulland Home Communion
Wed Mar 14 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Funeral of Flora Dawkins
Wed Mar 14 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Atlow APCM
Thu Mar 15 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Messy Church meeting
Sat Mar 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hognaston Church Coffee Morning
Sat Mar 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hulland Spring Fair
Mon Mar 19 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Lent Lunch
Tue Mar 20 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Hulland School Easter Service at Church
Tue Mar 20 @12:00PM - 12:30PM
Mid Day Med