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John Paculabo RIP

JOHN PACULABO, Managing Director of Kingsway Music for over 20 years, has died. I personally only knew John as an adversary in our exchanges here as he sought to defend Kingway’s integrity and that of his employees: he was a fighter to the end. I am intensely saddened that I never had the opportunity to … Continue reading

Jean Wilson RIP

Jean Wilson RIP

JEAN WILSON, a former organiser of CBC (Christian Booksellers Convention, the forerunner to today’s Christian Resources Together), has died, aged 79. Amongst her many other achievements, Jean was responsible for Billy Graham’s visit to Blackpool in 1980, when he attended CBC as the Booksellers’ Banquet guest speaker at Jean’s invitation and subsequently stopped over for … Continue reading

John Stott RIP

THE DEATH OF JOHN STOTT is undoubtedly a massive loss to the world of Christian bookselling and publishing as well as to the wider church. Please feel welcome to post any tributes to him here.

Remembering Keith Jones

On behalf of Keith Jones Christian Bookshop, Colin Bailey, former manager, writes: Friends may be interested to know that Mr Keith Jones, the founder of Keith Jones Booksellers in Bournemouth, passed away recently, aged 97. His career in the Christian book trade began over 50 years ago as manager of the local branch of Pickering … Continue reading

Phil Grant RIP

Phil Burnham, CLC National Director, writes: Phil Grant, a much-respected long-term member of CLC International (UK), was called home peacefully on September 27th. He was undergoing a further cycle of chemotherapy and had been admitted to hospital the day before. He and Pat, together with five year old Jon, began their service to the Church … Continue reading

Alban Books: Jane Grounsell Remembered

Elaine Reid, Alban Books, writes: We are sad to report the untimely death of our MD Jane Grounsell after a two-year battle with cancer. Jane was a much-loved colleague who will always be remembered with love by all at Alban. Jane was the most warm, friendly, charismatic, intelligent and inspiring lady who we were privileged … Continue reading