It was great to have OneSound visiting Vic this week-end. After a couple of days of fellowship and rehearsal, the group performed on Saturday evening and then lead our worship on Sunday morning.
Their new summer school at the start of August looks to be a great event for young Christians interested in getting involved with singing and performing worship music.
Since the start of June we have begun opening up the church on a Wednesday lunchtime from 12pm-2pm. The idea is to provide people with a quiet place for prayer and contemplation (with our new cross and votive candles as a possible focus) or a space to eat their lunch or study. Twice a month there will be a short communion service from 12.30-1.00pm (see here for dates) and on other days during term time there may be short chamber concerts given by Music students at Bristol University. At the moment it is of course also an opportunity to see the Grains of Truth sculpture exhibition. We’re very exited about opening up the church more to the community and hope many people will find it a place of rest, beauty and nourishment.
Here are some photos of of the new refurbished sanctuary (and a reminder of what it used to look like). We are still waiting for the last few things to be finished off – the front door and the lift to the basement. But already, we are delighted with our new sanctuary space and the possibilities it offers us. It is light, it is flexible, the beautiful new seating is comfortable. We have had our At Home day here, Messy Church, our Harvest lunch and the coffee bar in the lobby is a lovely place to socialise after services. Join us to celebrate the new refurbished Sanctuary at our Rededication Service on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 3pm.