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Two Great Guest Speakers coming up

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Get excited for two super speakers coming to share at Chapel in November.

Sunday 6th November – Dr Andy Hutchinson

Following a 10-year career in academia & teaching, a PhD in sustainable development and writing a university textbook on sustainable development in the late 1990s, Andy moved into church planting & pastored two churches in the UK. He taught English in a number of secondary schools working as Director of English in two of them as well as being Director of two companies. He now works as Head of Partnerships (South) for Compassion UK, a children’s charity. In addition to this, he has been the Director of two companies, including a Community Interest Company. 

Sunday 27th November – Revd Ian Galloway

Ian studied Medicine at Newcastle many years ago and started following Jesus in his first year. His first job was cleaner at the Jesus Centre, Birmingham, giving Ian a lifelong love of cleaning and showing him what leadership is – clearing up the mess to make things good for others to enjoy. He married Heather and worked as teaching elder and evangelist for the United Reformed Church, Byker and as a part-time Anglican Chaplain at St. Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth.

Ian and Heather were then inspired by God to start a new church in Byker with four friends. This became what is now City Church. Ian served as lead pastor for thirty-three years, and a highly influential church grew with a culture of grace, authenticity and empowerment. Hundreds of leaders were trained, several of which lead churches themselves. A charity working with asylum seekers was started winning North East Charity of the year. Four churches were planted and many more served. The experience of leading showed Ian that good theology was essential for strong growth, and he studied for a Diploma from Cambridge and an MA from Cranmer. He is Director Of The Free Church Track at Cranmer Hall Durham and author the excellent book Called To Be Friends: Unlocking the Heart of John’s Gospel.

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