Saturday, 17 March 2012
This afternoon, along with a large gathering of church members, my ward colleagues, local residents and other guests, I attended the official opening of the City Church at its new place of worship, The Friary on Tullideph Road.
The Friary closed as a place of worship in 2010, following the decision to close St Francis' Parish Church. There was much sadness at this decision and so it is great to see the Friary coming back into use as a place of worship. The City Church intends to engage with the local community and invite local people to use the facilities. This is to be welcomed.
I met Craig Stocks from the church some time ago, when the church was in the early stages of finding a permanent home and I am very pleased to see the church now find that home at the Friary. I wish it every happiness at the Friary.