My potted personal
1946 Born into a Christian home in Newport,
Monmouthshire. The fourth and last generation of the
family born there and the first not to labour in iron and
steel. I have so far researched six generations of Weeks
back to blacksmiths fom Wick near Bristol in the late
18th century though I have to follow up a reference to
the will of a Preacher Weeks a century before.. On my
mother's side of the family, so far I am back to a great
great great grandfather Graham who fought under Nelson at
Trafalgar, 1805. Her family hailed from the north of
1947 My parents moved to Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.
where my maternal grandfather was the Methodist minister
1951 We moved to Skipton
upon Swale and I attended Catton School .
1956 Thirsk Grammar School having passed the 11 plus
exam a year early.
1958 I responded to an evangelistic appeal at an Eric
Hutchins Crusade. Though this was in all sincerity, by
the age of 17 I was an agnostic sceptic.
1963 Boots the Chemist, Thirsk, pre-graduate pharmacy
student. Among my customers were Alf Wight and his
partner in veterinary work, later to become famous as
James Herriot and Seigfried Farnon.
1964 To The School of Pharmacy, London University
intending never to go to church again. God
1965 Attending Westminster Chapel, hearing Dr. Martyn
Lloyd-Jones minister the Word, an essential part of my
1966 Met Kathryn at a University Christian Union Bible
Reading on The Sovereignty of God in Election Now a
convinced Calvinist and President of the School of
Pharmacy Christian Union.
1967 Graduated, registered as a pharmacist, and
Nations Missionary College for a diploma in
1968 Walked out of London University theology
examinations as I refused to study the Bible as if it
were not the Word of God. Concentrated on the college
1969 Married Kathryn and moved to Ealing where were
among the original members of the International
Presbyterian Church founded from the work of Francis
Schaeffer's L'Abri Fellowship. Superintendent pharmacist,
1970 Vom Christian Hospital Nigeria as hospital
pharmacist with the Sudan
United Mission and Church of Christ in Nigeria.
Jonathan Michael Weeks born.
1971 Hausa study, Kano. Hospital pharmacist and
chaplain on our return to Vom.
Malcolm Weeks born.
1974 Principal of Limankara Bible School, Borno
1975 Theological Education by Extension, Langtang,
Plateau State. Rachel Joy Weeks born.
1977 Theological Education by Extension, Daffo,
1978 Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in the
Chrich of Christ in Nigeria
1979 With Garba
Adamu, teaching Hausa to expatriates and
Nigerians from the south, Jos. Selling Christian Books
for Amazing Grace, the company owned by Dele Onamusi.
1980 Deborah Grace Weeks born
1982 Back to Ealing and work with the International
1983 Called as an elder in the IPC and returned to
community pharmacy in Ealing.
1984 Community pharmacy work moved from Ealing to
Hayes, then Feltham and finally Brentford and into
1985 From Brentford to Willesden Green, for the same
1986 Became active in local politics when local
government started promoting the social acceptability of
1990 Elected Councillor, Costons Ward, London Borough
of Ealing for the Conservative Party. Vice-chairman,
Social Services Committee.
1992 Managing a retail pharmacy in Perivale then in
1992-3 Chairman of Environmental Management Committee,
London Borough of Ealing.
1993 Manager of Mattock Lane Pharmacy and Home-brew,
1994 Re-elected . Opposition spokesman for Social
1998 Lost my seat on the council by 26 votes.
Superintendent pharmacist, Torrington Park Health Centre,
2000 Resigned from the Conservative Party over their
London mayoral selection of candidates.
Joined the Christian Peoples
Alliance. and elected for two years to the naional
council of Britain's newest political party.
Bethany Jane, first grandchild, born 11 December.
2001 David married to Elizabeth Field on July
Rachel married to to Adrian Little on September 22nd
I have been asked to post my
speech as father of the bride.
Moderator of the synod of The International Presbyterian
Church (until June 2004).
2003 Second granddaughter, Hannah
Kathryn, born 11 October.
2004 Third granddaughter, Sahara
Kate, born 4 June.
2006 First grandson Zachary
John born 6 March
2007 Sixth grandchild Eissa
Ruth Little born 12 April
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