The Sola Gratia Links Page.

Links to sites that are important or relevant to us.

This page are for links to various sites that are useful, valuable and/or important to us in our ministry whilst cruising.

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7 Families is a charity led campaign to raise public awareness
of the financial impact of long-term illness or disability.

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Bethel Church, Oldbury

Our current "home church", Bethel is in the heart of the Black Country. An Elim Pentecostal, we were given a warm welcome. With its proximity to the canals, with convenient moorings as well as good bus services from other parts of the network, this gives us a sound spiritual base.

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Bible in One Year

Start your day with the Bible in One Year, a free Bible reading app with commentary by Nicky and Pippa Gumbel. Nicky Gumbel is the Vicar of HTB in London and pioneer of Alpha. Also available via email, this is a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to understand the Bible better.

Boaters' Christian Fellowship

Boaters' Christian Fellowship

If you are a Christian, and have a love of the British Canals and Rivers, then the Boaters' Christian Fellowship is for you! Despite the name, you do not need a boat to be a member.

Boaters' Christian Fellowship

Bridge Church, Newbury

Our spiritual home for the couple of years we were in Newbury. We were honoured to be part of this new and growing church, and were sad when we had to leave. A lively New Frontiers Church that we are still in touch with and have a number of good friends.

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Bus of Hope

The Bus of Hope aims to reach out to our local community providing: "Somewhere to go, Something to do, Someone to talk to". It is supported by local Christians from many Churches in Newbury and the surrounding area.

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Canal Ministries

Canal Ministries has been established in direct response to God's calling to Christian boaters. The team have a heart for full time evangelism and ministry largely, but not exclusively, on the Inland Waterways of Great Britain.



Nick's Canal Route Planner — CanalPlanAC — is an interactive guide to the inland waterways of Europe, it helps you plan your journey or holiday, calculates the length (distance, number of locks, time taken etc) of your trip and shows gazetteer information on places along the way (pubs, shops etc). It has an extensive collection of waterway photographs.

Debbi Clarke, Musical Director, Piano Accompanist, Musician & Composer

Debbi Clarke

(Our eldest daughter). Based in South London and Surrey, Debbi Lindley is an accomplished Musical Director and Piano Accompanist.

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Guide Dog Oakley's Blog

Tracey's first Guide Dog, sadly now retired but living a life of luxury. This is his Facebook blog, which is still being updated from time to time.

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Guide Dogs UK

Guide Dogs: Providing mobility for the blind and partially sighted. Supporting research, raising awareness and campaigning for the visually impaired. We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.


Residential Boat Owners Association

Established in 1963 the Residential Boat Owners’ Association is the only national organisation which exclusively represents and promotes the interests of people living on boats in the British Isles. We represent all those who have chosen to make a boat their home.


Royal National Institute for Blind People

We’re RNIB. If you’re affected by sight loss, we’re here for you. Our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

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Rugby Elim Church

We got to know Rugby Elim Church when we spent several month in the area when our boat was refitted. We have been back several times since, and always get a warm welcome.

Sola Gratia

Sola Gratia Blog

This is our Facebook page. Here you can find out what we are doing on a daily(ish) basis. Tim also posts some of his photographs from our cruising here.

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UCB (United Christian Broadcasters)

Live Radio, Video and Podcasts, as well as the very popular Word for Today and Word for You. OneHope resources and prayerline make this a valuable Christian resource.

Water Explorer

Water Explorer

This web site helps you plan and record your journeys around the UK inland waterways. In conjunction with the free "Navvygator" (on Windows computers or tablets) and a GPS device, this operates as a useful SatNav.

Waterway Routes

Waterway Routes

A handy cruising guide and navigation maps for desktop and mobile devices. Packed with useful information, including moorings and services, plus overlays of closed canals for the intrepid explorer.

London Canal Museum

The London Canal Museum -
One of many interesting places we have visited.