There was much joy and thanks to God on Saturday 12 September, when Bishop James cut the ribbon on our newly refurbished Magpie Community Centre.
This day marked the culmination of thirty years of prayer by members of our Church family, as well as four years of hard work as the vision for the centre slowly emerged and took shape.
The Magpie Centre, which is owned by Rochester Diocese, will be occupied and run on a day-to-day basis by the All Saints Community Project Trust, which has been working for the good of our local community for over thirteen years, as God’s plan for community outreach and social action has grown over a period of time.
The event commenced with speeches by Rob Trice, Chair of All Saints Community Project Trust, Bishop James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester, Tracey Crouch, M.P. for Chatham & Aylesford, and Vince Maple, leader of the Medway Labour Group, in All Saints Church, before we walked next door to view the wonderful new facilities in the former Magpie Tavern Pub.
The Magpie Centre is now home to the Community Project Trust, has a Community café, opening on Monday 12 October from 9.30am, as well as a function room on the first floor, and other rooms, available for hire by community organisations.
Please come along from next Monday for a cup of the best coffee in Medway, and see our wonderful new facilities for yourself!
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