The Essex Conference
25 - 27 October 2018
Thursday 25 October 2018
6pm - Christian Exhibition and Heritage Talks - Mr Stephen Toms, Essex Protestant Council

7pm - Reformation Spirit in Essex and the Puritan influence on C. H. Spurgeon, G. Muller
and John Wesley - Rev. Charles Scott-Pearson of Protestant Alliance

8pm - The rise of Puritanism in Essex in relation to Richard J Rogers - Dr. Kenneth Brownell, East London Tabernacle
& London Seminary

Friday 26 October 2018
11am - Guided walking tour of Southwark and the City of London (the Golden Puritan Square-Mile) - Rev. David Min,
Bridge Ministries London

3pm - Lessons & tour of Huguenot's Spitalfields

5pm - Introductory talk on the Korean Bible Display & brush-written Bible portion and the Korean Puritan Church
History & its influence on the world mission field. Piano, viola (played by Miss Grace Moon) and singing Psalms
from the Anglo-Geneva Psalter,from Anglo-Geneva Psalter, Scottish Psalms and Korean Psalms - Rev. David Min

6pm - French Huguenots in Kent and their theologising life's impact on Britain - Rev. Norman Hopkins, Pastor Training

7pm - John Owen's firm influence to the nation from 'Essex Radio' - Rev. David Min

8pm - The Life of Obadiah Sedgwick - John Owen's Essex Predecessor - Rev. Gary Brady, Childs Hill Baptist Church
& Evangelical Library
Saturday 27 October 2018
11am - The Essex Protestant Martyrs in Pre-Puritan period up to the Nonconformist 17th century - Dr. David Allen,
Trinitarian Bible Society

1pm - Dedham Puritans' Influence and a taste of their Reformed Theological Lectures in the 16th century - Dr. David

3pm - 'John Laski, A Forgotten Reformer'- Rev. Jerzy Siciarz, International Evangelical Church

4pm - TEC Conference sending service - Rev. David Min

Sermon - Pastor Roland Brown, Forest Hall Evangelical Church
The commissioning of participants as Gospel workers - Dr. David Allen

Essex is Puritan County
Thomas Hooker arrived in Chelmsford, Essex in 1625. A Leicestershire-born graduate who had been educated in Emmanuel College, Cambridge the most Puritan of the colleges, he became the town Lecturer.

John Eliot was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians. He was called 'the apostle to the Indians' and the founder of Roxbury Latin School in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1645
John Rogers (c. 1570–1636), nicknamed "Roaring" John Rogers for his fiery preaching style was a well-known Puritan clergyman and preacher. An elegy on is life states:
A person grave, a patron rare, most humble, godly, wise,
Whose presence made the wicked feare, when they beheld his eyes. -Elegy on the life of the Reverend John Rogers

The Mayflower ship transported over a hundred passengers, many of whom were religious separatists from England, to the "New World" of America in 1620. It was around 180 tons and 106 feet in length and set sail from London in July 1620.
John Owen (1616 – 1683) Of Welsh decent became pastor at Coggeshall in Essex where there was a large influx of Flemish tradesmen. His adoption of Congregational principles did not affect his theological position, perhaps the greatest English-speaking Theologian. He also became a Vice Chancellor of Oxford University and an MP. One of roles was to become a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell and a Pastor of All Saints Church, Fordham.
The Conference is organized and supported by 'Puritan Internationals(to be)', Bridge Ministries/FEC, Essex Protestant Council and Christian Heritage Centre
(Reformed Baptist Church Ministry nearby Birmingham)

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'Puritan Spiritual Practices Then and Now'
- Dr David Allen, Trinitarian Bible Society
- Rev Gary Brady, Childs Hill Baptist Church
- Rev Roland Brown, Forest Hall Evangelical Church
& Funchal Evangelical Church
- Dr Kenneth Brownell, East London Tabernacle
- Rev Norman Hopkins, Training International
- Rev David Min, Bridge Minisries
- Rev Charles Scott-Pearson, Protestant Alliance
- Mr Stephen Toms, Essex Protestant Council
- Rev. Jerzy Siciarz, International Evangelical Church
- Closest Station: Shadwell DLR & Overground
- Limited parking at the church
- free parking around the church after 5:30pm
Rev David Min
0775 236 7825
Organized and supported by puritan internationals, bridge ministries, forest hall evangelical church, essex protestant council and christian heritage centre.
Conference Fee
Inside Out Ministry Display: Historic Old Bibles, Geneva Psalm Singing Sessions, Korean Church History Displays, Christian Martyrs Video, A Complete Korean-Brush-Written Bible Display, A Project on Bible writing to compile the Essex Bible, Study Tour visits to various Christian sites in London & Essex and Open Air Witness

* Optional 5-day study tour of London, Cambridge, Bedford, Essex and Kent

Refreshments will be provided
The Essex Conference (TEC) has the goal of doing theology. During the conference there will be:

- Open Air witnessing on the Saturdays

- Christian Heritage Ministry displays in the church hall

- Guided tour of Southbank, Southwark and the City of London (the golden Puritan square mile) - a London church historic study tool is used as well as a guided tour in Essex to bridge Hertfordshire, Bedford, Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk, Holland, Europe and USA.

- Introductory talks on English Puritans and their story, followed by lectures from notable speakers with specialisms in the history of Puritans and the Pilgram Fathers.

The Battle of Hastings and the Norman invasion of 1066 are basic English history lessons. But few are aware of the irregular and unchartered arrival of the French Huguenots (French-speaking Calvinists) in Kent during the Tudor, Stuart and Hanoverian times. It was a peaceful and large-scale immigration that took place over a long period of history in uncertain conditions.

TEC is aiming to be 'A Beacon for England and to the World' - a 16th century reference to Puritans and Pilgrims in Essex, Cambridge, and East Anglia.
Strangers Rest Evangelical Church
131 The Highway
London E1W 2BP
Non-obligatory donation
Essex is a Puritan County. Its history is linked to the Pilgrim Fathers of New England, particularly of two Christian men who followed them, Thomas Hooker and John Eliot
The Mayflower
Thomas Hooker
John Eliot
John Rogers
John Owen
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Two centuries later, Puritan teaching was reborn through Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) whose father and grandfather were pastors of independent congregations in Essex. He was born in Kelvedon and was brought up and converted in the area. His preaching took him to Cambridge and London where no church building could hold the crowds. He experienced the reality and truth of Isaiah 45:22, "Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth" when he was converted from nominal Anglicanism on 6 January 1850 at the age of 15.

He is known as the 'Prince of Preachers'. He was an important figure in the Reformed tradition, defending the church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.
These Puritans were led by:

- Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

- Freedom to worship biblically and
exercise faith in him, there being no
other way except the Lord

- Fellowship of the Gospel they enjoyed
in the Saviour's name, all glory being
given to Jehovah God, the living Lord.
16th Century propaganda print depicting Huguenot aggression against Catholics at sea
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