A Barnsley vicar who had a dream he should create a House of Prayer for all Nations is retiring after 30 years.
During those 30 years, the Revd Canon David Munby and St George’s Church Barnsley has fed the homeless, established the children’s charity, the Exodus Project, run Toddlers Groups, Over 60s lunches, a Foodbank, Knit and Natter, Alpha courses and English Conversation classes – and has witnessed the baptism of hundreds of people from across the world.
Their Vision statemen, expressed in banners outside and inside the church, is to be A House of Prayer for All Nations – a message that David said came in a dream to him in the early 1990s.
It is a dream that became a reality and they currently have a sizeable percentage of their congregation from other nations.
Over the years, David has been heavily involved in Barnsley City of Sanctuary and last year’s Destination Barnsley festival.
David and his wife Jill have brought up three children in Barnsley who attended St. Mary’s Primary and Kingstone School and are now thriving in other parts of the country.
Their final weekend is April 7th & 8th and they will be holding a ‘leaving party’ for the congregation and invited friends on the Saturday night (April 7)
Any ex members or old friends are invited to attend their final service at 10.45am on April 8th followed by a Bring and Share lunch in the church hall.
You can contact David on 01226 203870
The church featured in the BBC’s Battle for Christianity at Easter 2016 when Professor Robert Beckford looked at how immigration, radical social action, conservative morality and charismatic worship were transforming the face of the faith.
You can watch the clip here [video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=125&v=7Euz3DJA7rk