Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Being thankful!

Those of you who have followed this blog for any length of time will know that we are building a new town centre building, in order to fulfil what we believe is our God given vision of having one church with two buildings.
We believe this is a specific call God has given us, and the last few years  have been spent pursuing this goal
To that end we have cast a vision ,adopted values ,and priorities that we think reflect those found in the Bible and that are about building The Kingdom
We have been determined not to be a cosy club where we huddle together against the storms of secularism and materialism and atheism but a community that shares the message of life,that serves people ,that is organised around mission
Over the last few years we have been to see various other ministries and churches as we have thought through our vision and tested it thoroughly. We have learnt a lot this way

Today therefore it was a great joy to have people from another Baptist church come to us-.It was good to hear what God is doing among them and  a privilege for us to share something of our story

In the busyness of the past few years perhaps I have not stopped often enough to reflect but in preparation for today I did just that. The result is that I am amazed and deeply thankful  at what God did and is doing.

The timing of everything ,the wonderful provision is nothing short of a miracle, and hopefully I will get round to writing the full story of the past few years, in a series of blog posts in the future.

Anyway we showed our guests round the building today and I also returned there later following a meeting with the developers, so here as promised are some pictures!

entrance lobby

downstairs room

upstairs looking towards Market hall

upstairs looking towards Rowleys house


prayer room

upstairs kitchen
upstairs with guests


  1. Charles we are truly blessed!!! travelling on this journey at times has been painful but i know God had blessed us more than we could ever have imagined and i am convinced he will continue to bless his vision for our town.
    Bring it on.

  2. Agreed Jude these are very exciting times !