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The Methodist Church

Bude & Holsworthy Circuit (24/11)

100 years of Worship at Whitstone

Our Celebrations on Sunday 18th May started with our morning service at 11.00 a.m. which was led by Rev Rob Dickenson, although Rob is best known for his Anglican ministry alongside the support of his wife Sue, it was at Whitstone that he started his preaching career and so it seemed fitting to invite him back. His service reminded us that although it was the anniversary of the building the church is about the people, the living stones of our Christian community. Lessons were read by Hester Hallett, John Mill and Phoebe Medland. Lessons that highlighted encounters with God, where God's spirit is given to chosen people to enhance and spread the Word into the community of the time and how that is still the case today. The collection amounted to £341.50p

There was then a Traditional Tea at 5.00pm in the Sunday school where memorabilia had been collected and displayed to show the history and events which had taken place at our chapel throughout it's lifetime. Mr Peter Daniel then led a time of Community hymn singing and Mr Justin Uglow was the organist. Peter has been preaching for 50 years and often at Whitstone. He has also been involved with the maintenance of our chapel building so has nurtured Whitsone Chapel both inside and outside!

The Evening Concert at 7.00p.m. was led by The Torbay Gospelaires who arranged a programme of music, with readings taking from the Word of God with the theme of Jesus asking questions of people around him in different situation and how their answers proved their faith. It is faith which has kept our Chapel open for 150 years and will continue to do so in the future. This was followed by further fellowship and supper in the sunday school. There was no charge for the tea but a donation box collected £188.80p The collection amounted to £277.23.

Thanks go to everyone who worked hard to make it such a successful day and to those who came along to support us. The vision and zeal of those early Methodists needs to be our vision for the future.

Coffee Morning

The coffee morning at the Methodist Sunday School Hall takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. For the June get together Pearl had brought along a collection of old photos which generated a lot of interest,brought back memories for some and they were able to pass on village history to others. Please feel free to come along and join us. 10.30 a.m. until 12.00 noon. 

Family Worship

Mrs Janet Barriball led an enjoyable but meaningful Family worship service on Sunday August 23rd

based on the theme of the Creation and how God created a perfect world but how man had messed

it up! The children and Mervyn Uglow had great fun in making their own creation, Janet had made 

individual trifles for the children to decorate with squirty cream,chocolate buttons, sprinkles and jelly babies.

She explained how if she threw mud over them all she would have spoilt their creations just as man spoils God

creation, but that was part of the plan because that is why God sent Jesus to our world. 

Unfortunately the picnic which was planned to follow the service had to take place in the Sunday School

as it was too wet to go outside but the weather did not stop fun and fellowship together.