Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Exciting visions in Basingstoke

The sun was shining as I began my visit to the Southampton District. We travelled to be with the people of St Andrew's in Basingstoke to hear about the South Ham project. After years of seeking a way forward with a large 1950's building in need of lots of work
the church/circuit are developing a partnership which will result in the total redevelopment of the site providing a new doctor's surgery, dentist practice, a pharmacy and also a new church community building.

This is a real exciting project and the day was superbly organised by Margaret, the superintendent minister and Terry Ayers , a circuit steward. Over 50 people came for the event including the 3 local councillors, members of the medical practise and other church and community groups.

One of the medical team, Dr Western spoke of his gratitude to the church for finding this innovative way forward and the local councillor who spoke was wanting to develop the community side of the new church building. The meeting split into gro0ups to share their hopes and visions for this new project.
Please pray for them.

1 comment:

Olive Morgan said...

Yes, exciting things happen in Basingstoke! When we have a four Circuit event (Fourward), I often think it would be good to be a Methodist in Basingstoke!