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Philip and Rosemary Halliday

Philip and Rosemary Halliday

Who: Philip and Rosemary Halliday

Where: France

How long: 1993

Principal ministries: Church and Leadership

Originally from Scotland, Philip and Rosemary married in Edinburgh in 1988 and shortly afterwards moved to Croxley Green where Philip was associate minister for four years. It was during this time that their three children were born. They moved to France with BMS in 1993 to do church-planting work.


Still based in France, Philip is now responsible for BMS' partnerships and personnel in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Rosemary frequently travels with him, focusing on member care.


At home in France, Rosemary provides practical and pastoral support to the 50 or so students in a Christian language school in the town where they live, near Paris, and Philip is President of the French Baptist 'Home Mission'.


When there is spare time, they enjoy cycling, reading, music, cooking and entertaining.



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Posted: 24/08/2015 - 13:53

In the light of continued terrorist attacks, Arthur Brown (one of our BMS colleagues in Lebanon) reflects on fear of Muslims and Christ’s way of responding to hostility.

Regardless of the degree to which you consider groups such as ‘Islamic State’, Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda and the like to represent ‘true Islam’, these groups are hell-bent on causing fear and terror. Fear of these people and what they represent, it can be argued, is well founded. However, when our actions are driven by fear, the consequences are more often than not negative.


Posted: 11/07/2015 - 06:08

Here is a first-hand account of one of our mission workers serving in Tunisia…

Tunisia 1 bis“The attack on tourists in Sousse brought Tunisia to the forefront of the UK news. The loss of so many lives in such a horrid fashion has been devastating. For Tunisians and us living here, it is devastating in a different way.

The attack has shattered Tunisia’s tourism sector and thrown thousands of families...

Posted: 10/04/2015 - 12:34

This was the encouraging verdict of an external development expert who visiting our work in Kosovo last month to help assess it and to offer some guidance, as we reach the end of the implementation stage and look more closely at ensuring sustainability.

2015,04 (2)It has been three years now that our BMS team has been living and working in an ethnic-minority enclave. Our goals are to empower children (and girls especially), to foster community...

Posted: 19/01/2015 - 16:04

One week on, after the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and the subsequent enormous rallies throughout France, we have been reflecting on this country that has been our home for over 20 years.

It was reassuring, in the immediate aftermath of the killings, to hear calls not to carelessly lump together Muslims and Islamist terrorists. Similarly, it was moving to see the huge numbers of people who joined the rally in Paris (and around the country) to express their support for the bereaved and their commitment to the French values of freedom, equality and brotherhood. In a country where it is in the citizens’ DNA to challenge authority and where the...

Posted: 24/11/2014 - 17:24

At a time when the media is calling for the2014,11 Middle East ‘protection of Christian minorities in the Middle East’ and Western believers are asking themselves about the ‘future of Christianity’ in the region, it is important to listen to such Middle Eastern Christian leaders as Martin Accad. He was one of the speakers at BMS’s recent Catalyst Live event....

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