Not many churches in the District sit on half an acre of land and have sheep to graze the lawn (field) but this is the setting for Gosberton Clough Methodist Church five miles north of Spalding. A search on Google Earth shows an attractive church building and well maintained garden set in a very long village of scattered housing.
The members at Gosberton Clough have been taking the opportunity to think, look ahead and plan. They want to be more relevant in the community and want to appeal to a wider audience. The village no longer has a shop, post office or pub but does have a small primary school and links have started to be made. The pandemic has made progress a little slow.
Looking at what they have and what they can offer to the community, the congregation will soon be planting an area of new trees in the corner of the field and furnished with picnic benches this will provide an area for the community to use. A new fence to make the area safe for children has already been put in place. They also hope it will be the setting in the coming months and years for outdoor services; perhaps a pet service or teddy service to start with! A circuit grant will help with the development.
The members are also beginning to think how their fabulous building could be better used. There is a determination to try to make something happen and use the resources that are available. The work involved is not underestimated!
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