A very busy weekend at Higham Methodist Church, on Saturday 20th July a Summer Fayre was held, and on Sunday 21st July, Church members at along with guests and friends celebrated a Dedication service and the refurbishment of the church, with a Songs of Praise evening and many various Bible readings and poems from the members. The Church are indebted to the late Ann Fisher and her husband Frank for the organ which is dedicated to them both.The church which now looks beautiful was attended by our minister the Rev Bruce Russell and his wife Gwyneth who was presiding over his last service in the Barnsley district before his retirement to Scarborough, all the members at Higham would like to thank Bruce for his work at Higham,we pray that our lord will go with him and wish him all the very best for the future. Since the alterations were completed in June Bruce has been involved in a wedding, a christening,both to packed congregations and yesterday, he leaves us with many happy memories of his times with us.
Members also enjoyed an excellent faith tea prior to the service, and what was left after the close of the service.
The new organ which sadly had to replace the old connacher one was full of wood worm and was costing too much to repair both in constant repairs and a full overhaul of the organ, the choir pews and the pulpit were also full of wood worm and had to be removed, it to a lot of work to complete this task and church stewards would like to thank all the workmen, and the members who did all the cleaning up afterwards.
Our prayers at Higham have been answered in the completion of this project. Our prayers now are that our church will continue to go forth, as that wonderful hymn says" I'll go in the Strength of the Lord" and that many people will want to come and share worship with us.
Pictures shown are with Stuart on the organ,and a view of the church.