A mission was created at Stockton-on-Tees, England in 1996, with Roy Mohon as the minister. The presbytery declared its intention to endeavor, by God’s help, to establish a presbytery in England which would become an indigenous English denomination committed to the constitutional principles of the Presbyterian Reformed Church.
Pastor Mohon is the minister of the Presbyterian Reformed Church, Stockton-on-Tees. As well as qualifactions in banking and taxation he holds a MA in Theology from the University of Durham. He was converted as a young man and has been expounding the Scriptures ever since. He served as honoray Treasurer of the Trinitarian Bible Society and Moderator of Presbytery in thePresbyterian Reformed Church. He is the author of various articles and several books including Stewardship Ethics in Debit Management published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Bible: its Necessity, Qualities Use published by Twoedged Sword Publications, and The Saviour of the World: Daily Readings from John’s Gospel published by Truthzone Ltd.
Pastor Mohon has lived in the North East of England, Lancashire and Northern Ireland. He is married with three daughters, one son and three grandchildren.
Lord’s Day A.M.
- 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon – Worship with sermon notes supplied.
- 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m. – Stay on if you wish for refreshments followed by Children’s Corner for youngsters and informal fellowship time for adults.
Lord’s Day P.M.
- 6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Worship.
- 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Stay if you wish for light refreshments and informal fellowship. (Once monthly there is a fellowship supper.)
- 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Worship including prayer times.
- 9.00 p.m. – 9.45 p.m. Stay if you wish for light refreshments and informal fellowship.
Quarter end (Lord’s Day evening)
The evening service is the Lord’s Supper under Session control. Visiting professing believers in good standing in their local congregations need to consult the Pastor in advance. There is a preparation meeting on the preceding Tuesday evening and a Thanksgiving service on the following Tuesday evening.
Weekly open air
From March to September open air preaching and tract distribution take place in a number of venues preceded by a prayer meeting. These occasions provide opportunities for personal witness in conversations with passersby.
Monthly “Come Today”
The last Thursday of each month 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. the Bible Centre is open for anyone to call in. There are banner displays relating to the Bible and a Timeline on 2000 years of the English Bible. Activities include an organized children’s activity and an adult question time on Christianity. Free light refreshments are served.
Monthly Christian Bookstall
The bookstall is held on the first Saturday of each month in Stockton market in the High Street. A range of Christian books, English and Foreign language Bibles, calendars and children’s books are available.
It is usual for a Trinitarian Bible Society deputation speaker to visit one Tuesday evening in February/March. Details are available on request.
Second quarter meetings include the Official Opening of the Bible Centre when over 100 people attended and our international Presbytery in 2014. Other special meetings are advertised when scheduled.
During the Olympics we had a special Tuesday evening meeting related to the athlete Eric Liddell and his stand for the Lord’s Day.
Usually in October we hold a Tuesday evening meeting focused upon the Gospel for the unbeliever. This is followed by a time of refreshments and informal fellowship.
The church will provide on request a free copy of The Saviour of the World booklet prepared by the Pastor. In 31 daily studies it goes through the key names of Christ in the Gospel of John.
Occasional ‘at home’ or group outings
These are arranged, not by the Session but by individual members, for opportunities of informal fellowship or physical activities such as games or walking.
An interest is taken in the activities of the Protestant Alliance and the Protestant Truth Society. The Pastor preaches in a variety of contexts for other churches, youth organizations and on one occasion for SASRA, which ministers within the armed forces. An active interest is taken in ethical issues within the nation. Recently these have included liberty of conscience, freedom of speech, the sanctity of life, and marriage as informed by relevant Christian organizations that specialize in practical issues. The Pastor has contributed many articles and reports to the Christian press. See examples included on the website.
The congregation maintains an active global witness through various channels. These include foreign language Bible and calendar distribution through the Trinitarian Bible Society, ministry to the Jews informed by the Society for Distributing the Hebrew Scriptures, relief support and vocational training as required, and contributions to our own Presbytery’s Liberian ministry through contributions to the adult catechism lectures and children’s catechism programme.