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Life and Letters of William Boorman

Matthew Hyde

William Boorman (1849-1926) was for 45 years the esteemed pastor of the Strict Baptist Chapel in the village of Lamberhurst, Kent. Brought up a Wesleyan Methodist, he went to the village school in Wadhurst with John Kemp (later pastor at Biddenden) and Ruben Weeks (later pastor at Tenterden). Called by grace in his teens, he started preaching for the Methodists in Lamberhurst on the instigation of Stephen Hyland, who in turn would also leave the Methodists and become the Strict Baptist Pastor at Bodle Street. Mr Boorman was brought into the Strict Baptists through hearing James Jones preach in a nearby oast house because the chapel at Shover’s Green was closed for renovations. Leaving the Wesleyans, he became a Strict Baptist minister, taking the pastorate at Lamberhurst in 1881. God’s ways are past finding out! These formative experiences equipped William Boorman to be a counsellor to many of the Lord’s people in the vicissitudes of life—both in providence and grace. Much of this advice and teaching was by letter, and this volumes collects together sixty of these letters, together with a short memoir and biographical notes on some of the people he addressed his letters to.


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