Webteam: August 2016
7 August 2016 at 3 pm
One hundred people packed the small chapel at Broomhill to celebrate the work and witness of Methodists from this place for 130 years. The road, better suited to horse-drawn transport, became blocked as so many cars tried to find somewhere to park.
Broomhill members chose the hymns for the afternoon, and we had a rousing time of worship, singing 9 hymns in total. Different local people took part in a liturgy around the font, the pulpit, the door, the aisle, the pews, the organ and the communion table, giving thanks for the many times that significant events in people's lives have been marked at this place.
The minister, Revd Gwyneth Owen, reminded the congregation of how important it is to remember its links with this church and with the God who has been faithfully worshipped and served here. She encouraged people to be thankful for members of the congregation, preachers and ministers who have played such a significant part in their lives over the years. She invited people to look more broadly at today's society and recognize how different are today's challenges from those in the 19th century when the chapel was built. She is confident that God has not finished with us yet, and it remains important to communicate to our communities the love of God shown in Jesus Christ. We just need to embrace new ways of doing this.
Broomhill and Colehill congregations joined together over 18 months ago, forming one church that worshipped alternately at Broomhill and Colehill. Now, the congregation will worship each week at Colehill Methodist Church on Lonnen Road. Do look at its page on this website and find out what goes on.
"We'll praise him for all that is past
And trust him for all that's to come."
You may also be interested in
Wimborne Methodist Church will be holding their annual Christmas Open Day on Saturday 15th December, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.There will be tea and coffee all day, light lunches and a cake stall. During the morning there will be musical interludes — community Carol Singing for all to join in, more unusual carols sung by our small singing group "Voices" and then music from the...
Crowe Hill Methodist Church will be holding a Blue Christmas Service on Thursday 20th December from 2.00-3.00 pmA service of peace and healing for those who find this season a difficult time for them.Led by Revd Mike Shrubsole.A simple lunch will be offered at 1.00 pm if you wish to arrive...
On Wednesday 5th December thirty members of Blandford Methodist Church gathered for a surprise afternoon tea party to celebrate Mrs Phyllis Smith's one hundredth birthday. The hall was decorated with balloons and banners as well as pictures of famous people who were around in 1918 the year that Phyllis was born. The centre table was adorned with a beautiful looking and delicious tasting cake...
Wimborne Methodist Church
Crowe Hill Methodist Church
See the poster at Wimborne
Woodlands Methodist Church