Dates: 27, 28, 29 October 2022


Venue: CHRIST CHURCH - Christchurch Avenue, TEDDINGTON, TW11 9AB


250 Years of Reformed and Puritan Theology




 Thurs 27 Oct


11 a.m. Registration + tea / coffee


 12.30 – 1.30 p.m. Lunch


 2.00 – 3.00 p.m Lecture 1 “The Reformed Patriarch of Constantinople - Cyril Lucaris”

Paul Karageorgis ThM


 3.00 – 3.15 p.m tea / coffee


 3.30 – 4.30 p.m Lecture 2  "Pierre Viret: Pastor, Preacher, Theologian"

Rev. Dr Ian M Densham


 Fri 28 Oct


 10.30 a.m – 11.30 a.m Lecture 3 “The Puritans and Depression” 

Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Thomas


11.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m tea / coffee


11.45a.m. – 12.45 p.m Lecture 4 “'Griffith Jones, an Heir of Puritanism”

      Rev. Dr. John Harding


1.00 – 2.00 p.m. Lunch


2.00 p.m. Excursion Hampton Court Palace + Local evangelism.


Sat Oct 29


11.00 a.m – 12.00 noon Lecture 5 “Richard Baxter's The Saints' Everlasting Rest”

Rev Dr. Oliver Rice


12.00 – 1.00 p.m. Lunch


1.15 – 2.15 p.m. Lecture 6 “Precious Remedies for Satan’s Devices”

    Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Thomas




Rev. Dr Ian Densham was for many years, the Pastor of Zion Community Church in St. Ives and Droylsden Independent Church. He is a visiting lecturer at Bible seminaries in the Philippines. Not only is he a speaker at many conferences, he has been responsible for recording many of the lectures.


Dr John J. Harding had a career as a schoolmaster in London, followed by service as a Presbyterian minister in Scotland for 23 years, and has been, since July 2021, a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, at Oxford Brookes University. His Ph.D. thesis was on Griffith Jones and the Church of England in Wales in the Eighteenth Century, and is expected to be published as a book next year.


Dr Oliver Rice has been Pastor of Bow Baptist Church since 1998. He simplified two classic works on the Holy Spirit (The Holy Spirit by George Smeaton and Communion with the Holy Spirit by John Owen) published by Grace Publications as Living with the Living God in the “Great Christian Classics” series.

Dr. Geoff Thomas was a student at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, 1961-1964 and In 1965 he began his fifty year-long ministry in Alfred Place Baptist Church (Independent) in Aberystwyth. He is the author of a dozen books. This year his autobiography, In the Shadow of the Rock, appeared and also another evangelistic book, Everyone’s Welcome, a companion volume to his best selling ‘You Could Have It All’. He has three daughters, nine grandchildren and half a dozen great-grandchildren.


Paul Karageorgis was pastor of a Greek-speaking Evangelical Church in London for 15 years, has a ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and is an elder at Christ Church, Teddington. As well as actively spreading the gospel to the Greek diaspora, he has a passion for teaching New Testament Greek as a living language and using real Greek pronunciation.


Cost: The Puritan International Conference is free to attend but donations are welcome to help cover the expenses.


To assist with the planning of the conference, please register your interest by sending an email to Pastor David Min. His email address is:  lmpc1999@yahoo.com - Please state how many people intend to attend and on which days.


Please bring your own packed lunch. Alternatively, you can purchase your own lunch from local shops, restaurants or cafes. Hot drinks will be provided at the venue.


Parking and Accommodation: Please note that there are parking restrictions in the roads near the church. Please make sure you read the signs carefully. It is recommended to come by public transport. Teddington Station is less than a five-minute walk from Christ Church.


If you are coming from a long distance and would like accommodation (at your own expense) there is a Travelodge just opposite Christchurch Avenue. The address is Station Rd, Teddington TW11 9AB.