Saturday 5th September saw the rededication of the buildings at Kent Street Community Church
following some major works. The buildings used to house Kent Street Mission but, when the mission was no longer viable, it was gifted to our Westy Fellowship, giving them a permanent home and base. Renaming it Kent Street Community Church was just the beginning and, over the last several years, God has blessed the work mightily. The latest stage of works were completed with the aid of a grant from the Connexion enabling access to a much larger grant from elsewhere and it was my privilege to represent you at this joyous evening of prayer and praise. Local comedian Charlie Hale gave his testimony to a full chapel and Bill and Eileen Matthews were also present in tribute to the amount of work the late John Dolan did to enable this work. Scripture says in Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish” – but in fellowships like Kent Street we see the benefits of working under God given vision – let’s pray that our churches are renewed in vision and love.
It was a joy to see not only members of the church, but also others from the local community. God blessed us with good weather and the children enjoyed a healthier activity in a bouncy castle! We should not underestimate the power of low key outreach like this, simply sharing the love of Christ through food and fellowship. It was also good to see work being done in the chapel to make the space more user friendly.