Surprise for Chris!
A SURPRISE was in store for one of the YBA’s retired ministers, the Revd Dr Chris Ellis, of Sheffield, after he had preached in the chapel at Regent’s Park College, Oxford – the college where he had studied theology.
Chris, a former BUGB president, still teaches at St Hild College, Yorkshire, and Northern Baptist College, Manchester. He was previously principal at Bristol Baptist College and minister at Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Sheffield.
Baptist tutor at St Hild, the Revd Dr Sally Nelson, takes up the story: “A book of essays has been published to honour Chris’s distinguished ministry. It is called Gathering Disciples and has two Yorkshire-based contributors - Shona Shaw, co-minister at Moortown Baptist Church, Leeds, and myself.
“Chris has been a prolific hymn writer, and each chapter of the book takes one of his hymns as its theme. He received the book during a surprise presentation at the college.”
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