25th April 09 – Market Place, Pickering.


Another fine day and opportunity to present the goodnews of God’s love for sinners as demonstrated in the sacrifice of His Son.

Table loaded and ready for use.Table loaded and ready for use.

Town was quiet today, although there were significant surges of people passing through to board the train.

Nick, Ready and Waiting.Nick, Ready and Waiting.

William, Raedy and Waiting.William, Ready and Waiting.

We did have some useful conversations though. One couple told us they were considering moving to the area  and that as believers, they wanted to know about the Church.

Then Nick gently spoke with a man who had tragically lost his son. He was enabled to speak of the God who gave His only Son.

Too many people refused the literature by saying ‘No thanks, I’m ok’, if only they knew the truth, they’d be glad to hear of the ‘Goodnews.’

Table and Banner.Table and Banner.

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Saturday 18th April, Pickering Market Place.


The first of our weekly ventures back into the market place of life for 2009.

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We’ve clearly got something to straighten out next time, but had opportunity to speak with local people and hand out leaflets. ‘Have you heard the good news’ we ask, ‘what good news’ many reply, ‘the good news that God sent His Son to die for sinners’. Some say they already know the ‘good news’ so we ask them to tell us what it is! Still others say they have no need of the ‘good news’ as they are ok as they are, to which we reply, you’ve clearly not heard the ‘good news’ yet.

One such lady is talking with Nick below, she said she had the ‘good news’, then went on to say she was a Franciscan, a follower of St Francis. As you might imagine, Nick was able to speak about Christ and her need to be born again.

Nick speaking with a lady.Nick speaking with a lady francisan!

Many were in too much of a hurry to stop, but some did, and we were able to share the glorious ‘good news’ of God free salvation in Christ.

John spoke at length of his Roman Catholic upbringing and the terror instilled by nuns, we spoke of the amazing grace of God and sent him home with leaflets to read. He’s a local character, God willing we’ll talk again.

William, ready and waiting.William, ready and waiting.

Selecting leaflets to take home.Selecting leaflets to take home.

The table, book rack and banner again.The table, book rack and banner again.

Easter Open Air – 12th April 2009


The weather has changed and we’ve good reason to be out spreading the goodnews again.

The preacher and the audience.The preacher and the audience.

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and you can see our efforts here of reminding the world. Unfortunately there were few people about, some did stop and sing with us and then stay to listen as Nick and I preached.

The audience.The audience.

Conversations afterwards found people attracted by the singing but far from any saving knowledge of Christ. Let’s call on God for the salvation of many souls.Speaking words of life.Speaking words of life.

Declaring the good news.Declaring the good news.