Crawley United Reformed Church in Pound Hill has held a fun day for the community to celebrate the completion of phase one of a Regeneration Project.
On Sunday (August 23) the church held a special service in the new Sanctuary at which the Moderator for the Area, Rev Nicola Furley-Smith preached. She was assisted by the minister of the church Rev Bridget Banks.
The service was attended by Crawley mayor, Chris Cheshire with Pound Hill councillor Richard Burrett representing Crawley Borough Council.
The service was followed by a family fun event aimed at families and young children both from the church and in the community. Attractions included a bouncy castle, a petting zoo, with different and unusual species, children’s games and a children’s entertainer, who gave a magic show for the children – and many adults.
A fire engine was booked, but unable to stay for long due to the weather, although it did clear up during the event.
A fairground organ provided background music and our community police officers gave a demonstration on finger printing. The church plans to hold further and more regular events within the community.
The minister Rev Bridget Banks said: “We are delighted with the new church, with a new gold clad façade, which makes a statement that we have a new approach to spread the Mission of the Church in the community and ‘All are Welcome in This Place’.”