However the faithful congregation thought otherwise. After a Day of Prayer they rose to the challenge set them. They have since managed to raise enough funding to enable them to completely refurbish the church and hall. They were not even set back when the church ceiling was suddenly condemned and had to be replaced. Time and time again problems have been solved better than could have been hoped for and money has been found to support the work.
8 years later the congregation has almost doubled, growing to 20 members, a real sign of resurrection and new hope.
I was warmly welcomed as the first Vice-President or President to visit the church since John Wesley! We shared in the “Time-Out” offered by the church twice weekly at lunch-time, a time to meet over an informal lunch. It gave us an opportunity to talk to those church members that had done so much to renew the church in recent years including Alison Borrowman and Michael Burch.
The circuit often struggles to attract ministers to this part of
The picture show me with Willie Aitken, Alison Borrowman and Michael Burch
Later that evening I joined church members in a service to which other members of the circuit and churches in