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meeting, but in February 2008, I received this e-mail from Roy Weaver who was
responsible for the booking. It explains more about the Christian scene in the
Manchester/Liverpool area around that time. I have added some links where
16 February 2008
I booked Crossbeats to sing in an old wooden hut on
Saturday 26 September 1970 in Knutsford Cheshire. It was a highlight in our
programme. The only time the young people would listen was when either we had
the Crossbeats or Gordon Bailey.
Great days - when so many in Manchester and the area
were seeking souls for Christ. When Val Grieve and
Clary Jefferies invited Dr Martin Lloyd Jones to speak each year at the
Free Trade Hall. They also were instrumental in
bringing Billy Graham to Manchester.
Then there was the Vicar of
Godley, Billy May, who called himself the only Godly Vicar in the Diocese! Val
asked me to take over the Catacombs but I was a
curate. Then the Peoples Church invited me to Pastor some years after Pastor
Bailey (Gordan's Father ) died, but I continued in the Anglican church until it
got further and further from the Bible.
Still going strong running a
Visual Ministry now. The
Crossbeats were used so often to attract young people to hear the Gospel. It
led to others forming groups and Youth Praise and
other hymns came out. Val was a great man of God, a Lawyer who rolled up his
sleeves and worked flat out for the Lord.
Praise God for such
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