24 December 2008

Fire

It's been all over the local news now as well as in The Methodist Recorder so I think it's safe to ask your prayers for Trinity Methodist Church in Kidderminster which suffered extensive fire damage on Sunday 14th December destroying the entire worship area and causing over £100,000 in damage.

Trinity is the 'mother church' of our Circuit and everyone is in a state of shock. However, the congregation have been encouraged by the amount of support that they have received from our wider community as well as words of encouragement from Methodists around the country.

The congregation held its first service in the church hall this past Sunday and Christmas services will also be in the church hall. The Christmas lunch which the church puts on for people in the community who would otherwise spend Christmas alone will also take place as normal. Community groups have been able to meet as normal since the rest of the church apart from the worship area was not damaged.

The congregation could use prayers for wisdom and discernment as they move forward into the future.

Trinity Methodist Church is open and operating as normal

7 comments:

Dave Perry said...

My love, thoughts and prayers are with you Pam. God bless.

PamBG said...

Thanks Dave. I should make it clear that it's not one of the churches that I personally serve, but all of the circuit are affected by the events.

Judy said...

Fire in church - the scariest thing. So destructive. I give thanks no one was hurt. A challenge for the community, to be sure, but sounds like they are up for it. Prayers and blessings here.

Methodist Preacher said...

I often pass the church as I make way through the area. About 15 years ago a group from our Church slept in the Church Hall so I suppose we have a link. They will be in our prayers.

PamBG said...

Judy & David, thanks for your prayers.

Paul Martin said...

Your circuit is in my prayers.

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