Services this Sunday 23rd in Ordinary Time
The service at 10.30am will be led by Mike Valentine
HYMNS: 608 619 615 470
Hankelow with Woore
There is no requirement to book a place.
The service is by Local Arrangement
Audlem The service will be led by Robin and will include Communion
Hankelow with Woore The Harvest Festival service will be led by A Henshall
On Sunday, 1st August, 25 people attended the final service at the Chapel including members past and present, ministers, local preachers and friends from Hankelow. The Primitive Chapel was opened in 1850 and has been a strong Christian witness in the rural community since that time. The small, socially distanced congregation was welcomed by Phil Taylor, member of 50 years and steward, who spoke of thanksgiving and love. He also read the first lesson from Corinthians.
The service was led by Rev'd Robin Fox and the address was given by Rev'd Rob Hilton, Superintendent Minister, who spoke of a mission well accomplished and new beginnings in Christ.
The five favourite hymns of past and present members were lustily sung with the doors opened wide so the local area could hear this praise to the Lord in true primitive Methodist tradition.
Ruth Rhoden-Farmer gave an interesting 'View for the Pews' as a member who had been brought up in the Chapel from the 1970s which included memories of Sunday School and packed harvest festivals. Pat Maidment spoke of her fond memories of preaching at Hatherton from the 1980's onwards in a 'View from the Pulpit'. She stressed the warm welcome she had always received and also on the decades of devotion to the chapel given by organist, Mrs Barclay and steward, Sylvia Rhoden.
A retiring collection was shared between Action for Children and the RNLI before the congregation filed out for a final photograph.