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- Church Army Selby Celebrates 10th Church Birthday
Sunday 28th April 'Edge Community' celebrated 10 years since meetings began in
2009. "Edge Community is a Church of England church for the
Flaxley Rd community. But it is very different from most people's idea of
church. Its fun, relaxed and has a really strong sense of
community." says Captain Richard Cooke of Church Army. "St James
church wanted to offer something local for this community that had never had a
church before. A small group of families from St James began meeting in the
Children's Centre and invited local people to join them. We began monthly and
now meet every week, with up to 50 people attending.
Local families enjoy the strong sense of community. "The love and support offered by yourselves and the Edge Community is beyond priceless.” said Mary Tate, who comes most weeks with her grandchildren. Many have have never been to church before, and are helped to think about their faith. "The first thing you feel when you come through the door is love." said a Selby mum Bernie Maxfield. "People are finding faith and hope in the midst of life's challenges." says Captain Richard.
Over 10 years Edge Community has worked with Selby CP School, with teens, run a community cafe, a bus outreach in partnership with The Bus Stop charity, and supported people practically and spiritually. Amy Hayes of Church Army who works with Richard and the team says, "We don't know what Edge Community will look like in another 10 years but our hope is that through it many more people will discover God's love and help in their lives."
'Connect' is a relaxed 11am service with kid's church three times a month. On the fourth Sunday each month at 4pm is 'Messy Church', with activities, Bible story, songs and crafts, and is especially for those with primary and pre-school children.
More information can be found at here and on the 'Edge Selby' facebook page.