We have had an email from Stephen Blake who is selling some second hand Anabaptist books on Amazon.You can see what is available here. He adds that prices are negotiable and he can offer discounts if you buy more than one book.
During the autumn of 2012 the Anabaptist Network is co-sponsoring three evenings in Bristol on the theme of 'Celebrating Dissent. These evenings are part of the celebration of 400 years since the planting of the first Baptist church on English soil.
Tuesday 25 September: Troublesome Anabaptists (Stuart Murray Williams)
Tuesday 16 October: Dissenting Baptists (Ruth Gouldbourne)
Tuesday 6 November: Radical Bristolians (Rachael Fletcher)
The other sponsors are the West of England Baptist Association and Bristol Baptist College.
Alastair McKay, director of Bridge Builders, writes: 'I would be grateful if you could forward information about the Bridge Builders Assistant position to people in the Anabaptist Network. Attached [below] is a short advert, and there are details available on our website: http://www.bbministries.org.uk. I am hoping this would be of interest to someone graduating from college or still looking for a position post-graduation, who is interested in practical peacemaking and Christian ministry. Applications close on Monday 25 June 2012.'
From time to time there has been interest in setting up an Anabaptist regional group in South Wales, but nothing has so far come of this.
Now, however, a group of six people in the Caerphilly area are planning to start meeting together.
If you are interested in joining them or knowing more, please contact Steve Kings: 76, High Street, Abertridwr, Caerphilly CF83 4FD 029) 2083 1099; 07970 501165; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested in keeping up to date with news of Anabaptist developments, activities and gatherings in Scotland, there is a new blog with this information. It's called 'Exploring Anabaptism'. See http://anabaptismscotland.blogspot.co.uk.
Between 27 and 29 April representatives of the Church and Peace Network met in Brussels. As well as the usual business of an AGM, the gathering provided an opportunity to explore and discuss the following:
The European Community - an unfinished reconciliation project - The countries of the former Yugoslavia and European intergration.
For a report on the AGM and details of the discussion please click on the link below.