The new book
For years, friends of Pat Nickson, aware of her extraordinary life of faith and achievement through the power of the Holy Spirit, encouraged Pat to write her autobiography. Its completion was interrupted by two things: Pat’s development of cancer and her insistence that caring for others, even when she was in great pain, was more important than sitting at a computer writing her book. Thus, when she was taken from us, the book had not been completed. However, her friends felt that it was such a powerful story, that the rest of us should have the opportunity to read it in Pat’s own words, even though it remains incomplete. They have also drawn on other material, such as what she wrote on looking forward to death and resurrection, to produce a moving and memorable book that is a great witness to us all.
from St.Mary's Upton 24th May 2011: 1 hour 35 minutes
Graeme Skinner and Martin Daly leading
Book reading 1: Philippa Skinner
Liverpool LSTM: Bertie Squire
Merseyside Congolese Assoc: Petronelle Moanda.
Book Reading 2: Philippa Skinner
IPASC DVD: Chris O’Neil (faded for copyright reasons)
IPASC: Richard Williams
Upton Cancer Care: Pat Bell
Book Reading 3: Philippa Skinner
Aru Boga Chester Link: Gill Brown
A Congolese life: Remy Toko
A family member: Andrew Nickson
Buying the book: Martin Daly
Book Reading 4: Philippa Skinner
Keynote Talk: Bishop Keith Sinclair
“Pat Nickson was one of the outstanding Christian missionaries of her generation”
Rt.Revd David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham
“.. one of the most charismatic, driven, and effective missionaries ever to work in Africa”
Professor Paul Garner, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
“she was a 21st century Gladys Aylward... Perhaps a film may yet be made of Pat’s life”
Revd Peter Markby, Vicar St. John’s, Southover
“Diamonds in the Darkness” was published in May 2011 by Onwards and Upwards.
It can be ordered by writing to
Onwards and Upwards,
11 Nightingale Crescent
Surrey KT24 6PD
Cheques payable to Onwards and Upwards Publishers,
Postage and packing in the United Kingdom: £2.50
Alternatively Easy Ordering from:
Telephone: 01483 282706.
OR for those who live locally to Upton, Wirral,
we still have some 'first come first served' copies in Upton.
Contact Jessie Hume 0151 342 6862