Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

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Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day!

As previously reported in the Herts Advertiser, Jersey Farm’s Ken Salmon embarked on his marathon walk around Harvest Court, completing it in September 2020.

Ken completing his walk

Picture: Ken, surrounded by well-wishers, completing his epic journey.

He was raising funds to support Project 50, a plan to provide enhanced disabled access, along with a kitchen and accessible toilet, at Marshalswick Baptist Free Church, St Albans which will enable better facilities to be provided from their 50-year-old premises.

The work is now finished and has attracted great interest from the local community who can now see inside the church while passing, for the first time. The enhanced entrance area provides a more welcoming frontage, improved facilities, and ready access for the less able.

Mark and Jackie

Picture: Ken’s daughter Jackie and her husband and project manager Mark celebrating the completion of the new build.

The entrance area will also be used to provide hope to passers-by in troubled times and currently houses a beautiful display entitled ‘Love is from God’, produced by church member Jo Gill.

The theme of love is a critical component of the Christian faith and the display emphasises how love comes down from God through the healing, teaching and lived example of his son Jesus Christ, who gave his life- in love - for all humanity. The church is ‘wearing its heart on its sleeve’ ahead of the key preparation period of Lent, which starts next week.

Love is from GodPicture: ‘Love is from God’ on display at Marshalswick Baptist Free Church.

 

Minister Reverend Graham Clarke said “We are very grateful to all those who have supported this cause to improve our building for the benefit of the local community. Although Sunday worship and a number of our regular events remain suspended at the moment, we broadcast our Sunday service on YouTube, and upload podcasts to our website at www.mbfc.org.uk“.

 He continued, “In addition, the church is open for private prayer on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon for those seeking some quiet time to reflect on recent events, and we are still accepting donations for the St Albans food bank, next door, at 4 Sherwood Avenue”.


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