Dedication of the new cross
Following the installation of the long awaited cross on the Bedford Road boundary of the church just before Christmas, we were able to dedicate the cross on Sunday 2nd February. An earlier attempt to dedicate the cross had to be abandoned due to wet weather, but the sun shone for us on 2nd February allowing the children to shovel the stones around the base of the cross to finish the whole project off, before the entire congregation made their way out of church during the final hymn. A dedication prayer (below), written for the occasion, was used, before the opportunity was taken to take a photo of the whole church family together. We are delighted with the cross which will hopefully raise awareness of the fact that there is a church here, and will enable people to find the church when they’re searching.
May the deep foundations of this cross
reflect our deep rootedness in Christ.
May the strength of the cross
be a sign of our strong faith in God.
May the outstretched bar
be a sign of God’s welcome to all.
May the simplicity of the cross
be a sign of the power of simple faith.
May the height of the cross
be a symbol of our worship reaching to the heavens.
And may this cross serve to draw all people to God,
demonstrating God’s presence in our community
today and in the years to come.
And so we dedicated this cross to the glory of God,
in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.