Sunday, 10 January 2016


I blame Charles Dickens - if you mention Ebenezer, people tend to automatically think of Scrooge. In fact the original meaning of this Hebrew word is 'stone of help' It is used in 1 Samuel 7; 12, in the sense of 'God has helped us get this far'

It is the name of a lovely old Welsh hymn tune - we sung it in Norfolk last week, and Neil the Pastor reminded us of the meaning of the word.
I thought about it again this weekend - we had the Grand Opening our our newly extended/refurbished building yesterday. Look at the chapel as it used to be when we arrived last January
And here it is now - bright and light and much larger
We are so blessed to have such lovely new premises and look forward to using them in coming months to reach out into our community. 
And we can echo Samuel's words - we acknowledge that we could never have got this far without God's help.
Then Samuel set up a stone between Mizpah and Shen, and said "The Lord has helped us all the way - and he named the stone Ebenezer"


  1. What a joy to have this lovely new building.

  2. Interesting post about Ebenezer and the Welsh hymn. Your new premises are a big improvement and nicely done.

    Blessings my friend.

  3. Oh how wonderful it looks! I can't wait to go back to my old church in daylight to photograph the new centenary window- it is beautiful!x

  4. I hope whoever cleans the Windows is getting a raise! (And a ladder!) Lol
    It's a beautiful build though, obviously someone has planned this with a lot of thought and skill.



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