Sunday 3 May 2015

A True Man Of God

This is the last blogpost written by our friend Peter Lanigan

Pastor’s Blog January 2015

Snow, frost and winter weather taking over the country often make us long for those summer months, warmer climate and lighter nights. Looking forward to the future is something we all do. It helps us cope with the present and gives us hope.

Psalm 42 is written by someone who was going through tough times and encourages himself to trust in God.

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God.” Psalm 42:5

God is a God for all seasons!


We last saw Peter, and his wife Carole at our Farewell Service at Kirby Muxloe, and he was one of the Pastors who came and laid hands on us, and prayed for us, as we prepared to come to the church in Ferndown. Within a few weeks, Peter was suddenly, and seriously, ill in the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and he died towards the end of April.

For four years, Peter has been doing an amazing work in his village – the little Baptist Church is making a real impact in their community. Their dilapidated chapel had to be demolished, and now they worship in the Community Centre. Last year they opened a coffee shop in the centre of the village. Led by Peter and Carole, this small fellowship of faithful people have really grasped the vision for mission, showing God’s love in so many practical ways.

Yesterday was the Thanksgiving Service for Peter’s life. This lovely man will be greatly missed – I’m praying for my friends at the church, and especially Carole. As they go through these tough times, may they remember Peter’s unshakeable confidence in God, and the words he quoted in his blog. Peter, we loved you, and we will miss you. You worked tirelessly for the Kingdom, but now your labours are ended. Well done, good and faithful servant - enter into the joy of your Lord.


  1. A lovely tribute, Angela. I hope his family and friends find comfort in the words.

  2. He sounds a godly man. May he be rejoicing with the Father but blessings to his family.x

  3. that's so sad, my condolences to his family.


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