3TABLE OF IMPORTANT DATES1899:
, born in Cardiff, South Wales, the middle son of three.1906:
moved to Liangeitho, near Cardiganshire, now Dyfed.1908:
his first visit to London.1911: Entered Tregaron County School.1914:
the Lloyd-Jones family moved to London and settled at 7, Regency Street, Westminster.1916: Started as a medical student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Mrs. Lloyd-Jones commenced her studies the same day but at University College, London.1921: Took his M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. degrees in July, followed by his M.B., B.S. degrees in October. Inthe same year he became Horder's Junior House Physician.1923: Took his M.D. and subsequently became Clinical Assistant to Horder.1925: Became M.R.C. P., with a successful career in medicine apparently ahead of him.1926:
preached his first sermon in Wales at Newport, formerly Monmouthshire, nowGwent.
preached his first sermon at Bethlehem Forward Movement (Sandfields), Aberavon,South Wales; on 1 Cor. 2:9 (morning) and 1 Cor. 2:2 (evening).
preached again at Sandfields, this time accompanied by his fiancee, Bethan Phillips.This was the first time she heard him preach.
official offer of pastorate at Sandfields sent to him
the Secretary, E.T. Rees.1927:
, married Bethan Phillips at Charing Cross Chapel, London.
, arrived in Aberavon, after a honeymoon spent in Torquay.
, their first daughter, Elizabeth, was born.1932: First visit to America.1937: Second daughter, Ann was born.1938:
, announced his resignation from the pastorate at Sandfields. In the same month he acceptedDr. Campbell Morgan's offer to share the pulpit at Westminster Chapel for an initial period of sixmonths.
, left Aberavon.1939:
accepted the call to a full time pastorate at Westminster Chapel. During the war the Lloyd-Jones family lived in Haslemere, Surrey (1939-43).1943: Dr. Campbell Morgan retired, leaving MLl-J as the sole Pastor of the Chapel.1968: Retired from Westminster Chapel.1969: Delivered a series of lectures at Westminster Theological Seminary, U.S.A., later to be published as
Preaching and Preachers
(1971).1979-81:Increasing illness. Preached his last sermon at the Opening of Barcombe Baptist Chapel
died peacefully in his sleep.
buried in Newcastle Emlyn, Dyfed.
Thanksgiving Service at Westminster Chapel.1982: First volume of the official biography of his life, by Iain Murray, published as D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years 1899-1939. The second volume will deal with the years down to 1981.