by Bob Paterson
In 1981, Frances Barbour was waiting at the bus stop on the main street at Larkhall Cross when she looked up to a building which at the time was a Co-operative shop and saw what she believed to be a vision of a Church.
On the 20th of July 2005 we moved into 2 Union Street Larkhall, which by this point had moved on from being a Co-operative building into a local ‘£ Corner’ shop. Unknown to us at that time was the vision that Frances had previously.
A lot of hard work was needed to get the building up to a reasonable standard and we underwent 4 years of renovations to get the building to a standard fit for purpose.
Thanks to a lot of hard work from everyone in the congregation we have a very comfortable church building. We have grown considerably as a body with a number of projects and visions taking shape.
We are still excited years down the line about what God has in store for us through our Larkhall Community Growers project www.larkhallcommunitygrowers.com.
During the week in the church building we have Prayer meetings, Tuesday evening with further prayer times Friday mornings from 7am – 8am and Sunday from 9.30.-.10am. Please feel free to come along and join us. Bible Study takes place during the year.
We like the community to benefit from the church building, not just ourselves. On Friday mornings our upper room is used by a local ladies art group and the office is the base for Larkhall Community Growers, and the rooms are also used for local Practitioners meetings.
With the Larkhall Community Growers project we want to see the lives of people in the Larkhall area transformed. We are currently looking into potential projects in other areas of Larkhall.