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About the Covenant Reformed News


First published at the end of November 1992, the Covenant Reformed News teaches the truth of the Word of God, the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. From the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC) manse outside Kells in Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, several hundreds of thousands of copies of the News have been posted or e-mailed to subscribers in all parts of the British Isles, as well as in many countries in every continent of the world, including Albania, Australia, Burundi, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and others.

The Covenant Reformed News is distributed in English not only by the CPRC in the UK but also by Limerick Reformed Fellowship (LRF) in the Republic of Ireland, several Protestant Reformed Churches (PRCA) in various parts of N. America and by the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines (PRCP).

Furthermore, the Covenant Reformed News is sent out each month by e-mail in Hungarian. A number of people from various countries have helped us by translating News articles into their languages. In fact, with all the News articles in Afrikaans, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luo, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swahili, there are now many more translations of the News on-line than there are pieces in English!

Many Covenant Reformed News articles in volumes 1-8 were published in Rev. Ron Hanko's fine book, Doctrine According to Godliness. Contributions to the News by Prof. Herman Hanko are being made into a book by the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA).

The News is short and clear, and it has the additional virtue of being completely free! From a half to three quarters of the News is devoted to answers to readers’ questions provided by Professor Hanko of the PRC from Michigan, USA, and Rev. Angus Stewart of the CPRC in N. Ireland. Subjects treated have included September 11, tattoos, marriage with an unbeliever, the election of the church, the Messianic Psalms, Rahab's lie, etc. The News is not afraid to deal with controversial issues.

The News is also used to advertise free literature and special offers; to sell Christian books and CDs and DVDs of lectures, theological classes and sermon series; as well as to advertise upcoming speeches, conferences and radio broadcasts. Sometimes pamphlets, the RFPA Update, the Reformed Perspective, etc., are included with the News.

To receive your free monthly copy of the Covenant Reformed News in English by post (in the British Isles) or e-mail (anywhere), or to receive the News in Hungarian by e-mail, contact Rev. Angus Stewart by post (7 Lislunnan Road, Kells, Ballymena, BT42 3NR) or by e-mail (

The C. R. News expresses views,
I find so oft refreshing.
The doctrine strong for which I long,
To me is daily blessing.
The writers all obey the call
To stand for Truth and Right.
My voice I raise in songs of praise,
To God both day and night.
But what is this that gives such bliss,
And makes me ask for more?
'Tis rich, red meat and ripened wheat
From Reformed doctrine's store.
No common grace, that would disgrace
The sacred Gospel call.
The Jewish dream, a worthless scheme,
And product of man's Fall.
But now, behold, the mist unfold,
A vision bright revealed,
A precious gem, a diadem,
By wicked men concealed.
All glory giv'n to God in Heaven,
Five facets now we see;
Each part entwined, sweetly combined,
In perfect harmony.
Can we believe what we receive
Has Heaven's confirmation?
Let Scripture be the judge for thee
Then join in admiration.

- Rev. James Jackett