God After Christendom book presentation

GodAC_02Friday 13 November: 7.30–9.00 pm
Didsbury Baptist Church
Presents

God After Christendom?
by Brian Haymes and
Kyle Gingerich Hiebert

Contributions from
Brian Haymes
and
Kyle Gingerich Hiebert
(by videolink)

Reflection by
Prof. Jon Hoover
(University of Nottingham)

Bookstall provided by St Denys Bookshop, Manchester

Refreshments available from 6.45pm

An evening on the Communion of Saints

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This is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January). To celebrate this, we are to host an evening on the Communion of Saints on Tuesday 20 Jan at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend what we hope will be an open and ecumenical conversation. Brian Haymes and Richard Kidd, co-authors, with Paul Fiddes, of Baptists and the Communion of Saints will help us to think about a neglected doctrine not usually associated with Baptists. Please join us if you can and bring your questions!

Baptists and the Communion of Saints

saintsbookpicWe are grateful to have Brian Haymes in membership with us at Didsbury Baptist Church. His latest book, Baptists and the Communion of Saints, co-authored with Paul Fiddes and Richard Kidd,  is now available. Baptists have not often made much of the saints so Baptists and the Communion of Saints promises to make a unique and interesting contribution. I have just received my copy and I am looking forward to reading it on my summer holiday. The book is available from the usual outlets and you can learn more about it here.

The Meaning of Baptism

The next four Sundays at Didsbury Baptist Church will feature a four-part series of sermons by Brian Haymes and Robert Parkinson on the meaning of baptism (from a Baptist perspective, of course!)iStock_000000811354Small

Sunday 20 October
Why believers’ baptism?
Brian Haymes

Sunday 27 October
Why total immersion?
Robert Parkinson

Sunday 3 November
Who can be baptised?
Robert Parkinson

Sunday 10 November
What difference does baptism make?
Brian Haymes

Please join us for any or all of these Sundays.

Book Presentation

On Sunday 20 February part of the morning service of Didsbury Baptist Church was given over to a surprise presentation. Friends and family joined us to present to Brian Haymes a volume of essays in his honour. Questions of Identity: studies in honour of Brian Haymes is edited by Anthony R Cross and Ruth Gouldbourne and is volume 6 in the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage Studies series.  The presentation proved to be a particularly joyful and memorable occasion.

Andy Goodliff reports on the book here and here.  Sean Winter, who has a chapter in the book and whose video message from Australia formed part of the presentation reports on it here. Simon Woodman also participated in the project and presentation and writes about it here.

Questions of Identity can be ordered from the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage here.

After the service, book contributors and friends gathered around Brian and Jenny for photographs. Here’s one of the motley crew:

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