Well, its under way ! The demolition of Ripley Methodist Church (Wood Street) has well and truly begun. Last Monday (April 20th) the contractors moved on site and began securing it with fencing etc.
I’ve nipped along today to see how things are going. The roof is virtually off and apparently the big machinery comes in next week to start taking the walls down.
Its a strange feeling standing inside the house (next door) where my children lived for three years and talking to the men who were removing the building. I was so thankful for the sensitivity they were showing to those of us who feel the loss badly; for the consideration they seem to be having for our neighbours, amongst whom we will have to live when the new building is up, and for their general welcome to our interest. The firm is called Devlins (not sure if that spelling is correct) and already we feel secure in thier hands.
I pray Gods blessing over the men, over the site and our neighbours, and I pray Gods blessing on the future Ministry of the people in that place.
Roll on December (or January) and we’ll be worshipping God in a new home.