MAY 2019

Life IN THE B.I.W.F.






More news for you to read about events, projects and activities in the Federation.




The response to the Centenary Appeal has been very encouraging. The President is pleased to announce that the Summer Convention 2019 will go ahead as planned – see accompanying letter.








Looking forward to seeing members and friends at the ‘Make Britain Great Again!’ rally at Headquarters on Saturday 1 June. See the enclosed programme.




A London Embankment Walk – meet at the statue of Queen Boadicea on Westminster Bridge at 1.30 pm. Led by Martin Lightfoot, this walk along the Embankment in London will take in some of our nation’s significant icons that tell how some of our illustrious cultural heritage was shaped. There will be refreshments and fellowship as usual at the end of the tour. Contact Martin on 07855 023181 or email to reserve a place.




This annual rally was held at the Auckland Hotel over the weekend of 26 – 29 April. The President Michael Clark gave the opening lecture followed by the Epilogue by David McLure. The AGM was held on Saturday morning before coffee time and then Alfred Brown gave his lecture. Robert Phillips and David Aimer spoke in the afternoon and the evening lecture was by Clifford Smyth. After the Epilogue by Margery Dowling, Anne Smyth led a very enjoyable time of singing both secular and sacred songs to conclude the day. On Sunday morning Bishop John McLean led Morning Prayer and Holy Communion with Betty McLean accompanying on the keyboard. Nelson McCausland and Martin Lightfoot were the two afternoon speakers. Evensong with prayers and songs of praise chosen by the attendees was led by David Aimer. It was a very happy time of fellowship and Bible study which sent everyone away feeling refreshed and ready to ‘Go and tell’ as Bishop John instructed us in his sermon.





Scotland – eleven keen folks attended the tour of Glasgow Cathedral on Saturday 30 March led by Martin Lightfoot; a historic centre of worship which witnessed the well-established Christian Church by Ninian and Kentigern. From this site, Christian missionary work in the British Isles and Europe took place as early as the fifth century.


Martin Lightfoot addressed a very well attended meeting organised by Hilda Mason in Lyles Court, Edinburgh, on Friday 5 April with an illustrated talk The Origin of the Coronation Stone.


Northern Ireland meeting – a representative group of our numerous British-Israel contacts in Ulster attended the meeting on Saturday 4 May which took place at the Burnside Orange Hall with speakers Martin Lightfoot & Clifford Smyth.



Philippa Clark, Publicity Officer

Contact:  BIWF, 121 Low Etherley, Bishop Auckland,

County Durham, DL14 0HA




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