Retirement of the Revd John Taylor

After 17 years as Presbyter-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Oswaldtwistle, the Revd John Taylor retired on 15th February. The occasion was marked by a service of Holy Communion at which Bishop John Fenwick preached. The Bishop then chaired the Annual Congregational Meeting, following which there was a parish lunch in the upper room. We wish John and his wife Elsie a long and happy retirement.

The Revd John Taylor has served the Lord well, being a faithful steward of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you so much, Revd John Taylor. The Free Church of England is deeply thankful for all your work for the Lord.


God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.

George Whitefield

It is also our apostolic mission to enable all our people to develop into effective ambassadors of Christ in the Church and in the world.

Bishop John Fenwick

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham