Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Induction of Reverend Stephen Henwood at Hornchurch Baptist Church

Yesterday afternoon the Reverend Stephen Henwood was inducted as Minister of Hornchurch Baptist Church.

Yes, the Mayor of Havering was there.

 It was a very happy occasion, despite the inclement weather outside the church building. Friends, relatives, church leaders and members, regular worshippers and colleagues (some representing St Francis Hospice where Stephen worked as Senior Chaplain) attended the service conducted by Reverend Sheila Martin, regional minister of the Eastern Baptist Association.  Reverend Ian Bell of Romford Baptist Church, an old friend from the north east of England (who watched Middlesbrough play at Ayresome Park), gave the address. A cream tea was provided after the service. Strawberries and cream provided the right colours for the Middlesbrough fans.

The Bible reading was from Ephesians chapter 4, which was expounded by Ian Bell (not to be confused with the England test cricketer).

Please note that the Reverend Stephen Henwood should not be confused with Stephen Henwood the chairman of Britain's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority 2008-2011.

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