A NEW minister joined the Methodist Church Ministry team during a service at the Bridge Ecumenical Church, Headless Cross.
Rev Ruth Wilson graduated from Queens Foundation Theological College, Edgbaston with a Diploma in Theology and continues her studies over the next two years working towards a PG Diploma in Theology and Transformative Practice.
During August she and her husband James left Coventry to make the Methodist Manse in Webheath their home. She now has responsibility for Crabbs Cross Methodist Church, Rowney Green Shared Church as well as sharing responsibility for the Bridge Anglican/Methodist Ecumenical Church with Rev Glenn Reading.
During the service Rev Julia Pellet was awarded a certificate for long service. Julia was originally from Sussex but has worked all over the country including two stints in Redditch. Readers may have seen her at ‘The Alex’ where she still puts in time as a Volunteer Hospital Chaplain.
WORK has started on a £250,000 revamp of Studley Methodist Church to make it accessible to all.
The steep steps will be replaced with a street-level porch and new stairs will lead to the worship area on the top floor while a platform lift will provide access for wheelchairs, pushchairs and the less able.
While the work is continuing the local foodbank has moved to the Baptist Church in New Road while the Church congregation is holding their Sunday services at Astwood Bank Methodist Church in High Street, Astwood Bank at 10.45am. All are welcome to attend.