Our faith will lead the way

MORE than 100 people from different churches joined in a ‘Songs of Praise’ at St Martin’s Parish Church, Brighouse.

Lee Reddyhoff, Rev Louise Armitage, and Rev Anne Young interviewed members of local churches whose faith had affected their choices of work.

Jean Reddyhoff spoke of her role as a ward clerk at Overgate Hospice, making sure all the paperwork is in order to enable the smooth running of the ward. She deliberately chose to work in a charity which cares for others so that she can make a difference there.

Chris Hartley is a counsellor for The Turning Point Counselling Service. He gives two days a week voluntarily to enable troubled people to unburden themselves and help them find a way forward. He is non-judgemental, so that his clients feel safe and secure.

Rev. Stephen Spencer, the Vicar of Brighouse and Clifton described how he had known from the age of 14 he wanted to be a priest though it took many years for the fulfilment of that dream. He spoke of how it moved him to hear of the the ways in which the local Church was reaching to those in need.

The organist was Mr. Brian Craven and Ms Reddyhoff performed a dance. St. Martin’s Music Group, joined by Lee Reddyhoff, led the modern songs and Central Methodist Choir sang an Irish blessing.

The event was a united service for the week of prayer for Christian Unity.

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