Runcorn Life final report 2014

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undefinedEvery Sunday evening for a month 14 churches in Runcorn gathered together to proclaim with confidence their shared faith in Christ. Around 250 people met in the conference centre of the town's Heath Business Park for each of five big events. Everyone enjoyed a buffet meal together before listening to inspiring stories of Christian faith.

At each meeting Bishop Keith explained how our faith makes sense in our modern, sceptical world. He covered such topics as science and faith, life after death, and answered the question: Is the Bible trustworthy?

Following Bishop’s opening talk it was over to Darrell Tunningley (a minister at Hope Corner Community Church) who interviewed a different person each Sunday in March.

Some of the speakers – including Darrell himself – had previously known despair, distress and dysfunction in their lives, but after finding faith they replaced all that with hope and healing. They told how their lives had been transformed.

Pictured above ... Bishop Keith with Darrell Tunningley and an image of the face of Christ, drawn by young offender from Thorn Cross and given to the Bishop.

Throughout March more than 50 people came forward for prayer and counselling.

On each of the Sunday nights there was a crèche provided and children’s activities.

Events for young people were also part of the month of mission. More than 50 youngsters attended an event at Hope Corner church each Sunday evening to hear a Christian band.

On Saturday nights young people enjoyed special games, fellowship and food at St Andrew’s church, on the Grange estate.

Another feature of the mission was a series of visits and talks to schools by Bishop Keith. Seven schools responded to his visits by putting on a big performance that told the life of Christ and the hope which that brings for us.

Following Runcorn Life’s big meetings all the churches joined together for an Alpha course and follow-up teaching and mission activity.

Our Parish Development Officer, the Revd Richard Burton, said: “It was very rewarding to be part of an event that brought all the churches of the town together to proclaim our shared hope in Christ.

"We were all overwhelmed by the response and felt that we are now better prepared to love and serve the Lord.”

Below ... the crèche at the Runcorn Life events

 


 

Above ... Bishop Keith speaks to schoolchildren as part of Runcorn Life