#Bedale & District Methodist Church – Redevelopment Celebrations.
Some words from those who were there...
If anyone had any doubts about Redeveloping the Methodist Church here in Bedale I hope this last weekend took away their fears. If you came and shared with us, thank you. We heard so many Wows, Isn't this lovely. What a wonderful transformation & May God Bless You in All You Do. People with mobility problems or in wheelchairs can now enter our Church with ease we are welcoming place for everyone. Our prayer for the future is we will be a people of welcome, worship and witness to the way of faith, hope and love.
It was a very exciting day with lots of visitors most of which were amazed by the difference in the building, using the wow as they entered each area of the building, commenting on the size the windows , how useable the different spaces will be and the how accessible the building is. It was wonderful to see the place packed for the opening service and the whole experience brought tears to my eyes.
What an amazing weekend, so many people, so many "wow"s, such an amazing atmosphere – and all for one amazing God! Come let us worship and adore him, together.
We wish to express our gratitude to all who have generously contributed towards the redevelopment:-
The Methodist Connexional Property Fund
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes
All Churches Trust
Yorkshire North and East Methodist District
Ripon and Lower dales Methodist Circuit
The Norwood and Newton Trust
The Kirby Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
Sir George Martin Trust
Bedale Rector's 4+20
Joseph Rank Foundation
And the members and friends of Bedale and District Methodist Church.
We acknowledge the hard work and expertise of the many professionals involved in the redevelopment:-
BWA Quantity Surveyors
LEDA M&E Engineers
Mason Clarke Associates Structural Engineers
RBA Moody Bros. Principal Contractor
E & P Electric
Liquid Roofing Ltd.
Peter Barker Joinery
Richard Brown Painting and Decorating
Graham Pentelow Stained Glass repairs
Alpha – chairs
Treske – Communion Table and lectern
We are also grateful to the trustees and staff of Dales Centre for their warmth, welcome and great kindnesses during our year-long stay whilst the building was being redeveloped.
As a church we wish to express our deep gratitude to:
Lister Baynes project co-ordinator and over-seer
Kathy Lowrie treasurer
Clare Dalton Senior Church Steward
Rev David Emison Property Steward
And thanks also go to the Vision and Development Group; property; finance; furniture storing and garden teams.