A few weeks ago, one of the churches within the area I work in decided to create a ‘Friends’ group to help look after the building and fabric. Its one of those churches whose congregation has almost completely merged with the neighbouring church, so much so that although I have been here for a year and four months, I would not be able to tell who is from which church. This was an important decision for the congregation and it shows that they are acknowledging the new place of some of the churches within the new Ministry Area of Bro Ardudwy Uchaf.
Being one of the most geeky and computer able people in the parish, I designed them a flyer with membership form, and so far 60 have been printed and been taken by people who have been in the church, or from one of the local cafes. This is really good news, although it does mean using more ink! I hope we see members joining soon, I can’t see any other way this church is going to remain open otherwise, it needs serious work doing to it, and the PCC just cannot afford it.
We have been very lucky in that the most urgent work we have been able to have grants to do the work. This will start later this month, but that means we will not be holding services there any more until the work is done.
The church is lovely, and has strong local history. I hope that people do see its worth as a building and a place of worship. It would be a shame if we had to close it.
The membership form is on the website, if anyone is interested.