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by charles
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Re: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London

I agree with The Questioner that that story about PL being related to the Bowes-Lyon family is another EB myth. It was around in the 1950s but was never ever confirmed as having any truth in it. Regarding J T Jnr in 1959/1960 JT Jnr didn't have it all his own way to start with. After he had clashed ...
by charles
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Re: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London

Ian, Gal 5.1 and Humbled, Thank you for your comments and encouragement. I am grateful, Ian, for your recent advice and reassurance when I was undecided on whether to place these written thoughts in public. In the long time that we have been out of the EBs I have listened to all manner of sermons in...
by charles
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Re: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London

The last 3 day meeting I went to was in June 1975 at Coventry which JHS took. A friend from London told me that the London brethren had raised the changing of ministry with AJG but he couldn't remember anything about that. That is all I know for certain. I have wanted to write down what I know of bo...
by charles
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Re: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London

Alfred J. Gardiner I first remember seeing Mr Gardiner in the Park Street, London, meetings when I was about 7 years old , I would be looking at him from across rows of seats in the London city room. His local meeting was Streatham, south of the river, whereas the meeting we attended was north of t...
by charles
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London

Some private memories of growing up in the 1950s/1960s with particular reference to Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner. I stayed with the Taylor / Symington group of brethren until 1975. Any critical comments I make concerning Exclusive Brethren refer to the brethren I left, who now follow Bruce D Hale...
by charles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Satire and Humour
Topic: Spoof Reading
Replies: 577
Views: 265270

Re: Spoof Reading

I like the word, "testymoney".
by charles
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Billy Graham
Replies: 12
Views: 2232

Billy Graham

The death of Billy Graham, in the newspapers today, made me think of his 1954 crusade to London Haringey Arena. I was 11 at the time and can remember a local weekday meeting occasion at the Rochford Street meeting room in North London when the leading local brothers, which included Percy Lyon and Dr...
by charles
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: G. RON DECK AND ABERDEEN ERA
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: G. RON DECK AND ABERDEEN ERA

David Davis was local at Greenwich, London, the meeting (and I believe the same building) where F E Raven used to attend. He had quite a lot to say in the meetings in the London area during the 60s. He was put out of fellowship with his family during the Symington regime. He and his wife split up, h...
by charles
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What is wrong with ex-Peebs!
Replies: 26
Views: 4306

Re: What is wrong with ex-Peebs!

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church is an opponent like no other, they are full of contradictions, they are unusual. They say they are a mainstream Christian church, but separation from the world, including all other Christians who are not of the PBCC, is their major belief. Mainstream Christian ...
by charles
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Memoirs
Topic: Peter S Pope
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Peter S Pope

Dear Questioner, as a budding, and thwarted musician myself, I met this gentleman a couple of times. I sympathise with your comment above and hope you have been able to come to terms with the disappointment - (I use this word to describe what it must have been like to have been denied the opportunit...