Kingsbrook, Corby NN18 9HY
Community Chaplain – Caroline Barratt
Cornerstone was formed in 2015 from the 'coming together' of 3 churches from the Corby district. This building was chosen because of its position at the heart of our community, its condition and size. Our membership currently stands at 41.
We have gained a handful of members from other denominations too – when their churches closed – all adding to the richness of our fellowship. Throughout the pandemic we have managed to keep contact with most members and are steadily welcoming them back to worship in church.
In terms of outreach, Caroline Barratt has worked hard in liaising with the Primary school and Community Centre. Some of us have visited both the school and the Community Centre and hope to build on the foundations set, following easing of lockdown. Andrew and Caroline keep us up to speed with their ongoing work in the Community.
Since the formation of Cornerstone there has been a steady programme of upgrading the facilities. We have started having church lunches – where some of our fellowship brought friends. The aim was and is to use 'hospitality' as a form of outreach too. We have now made one of the windows in the Schoolroom into a patio door. This enables us to use a paved area outside and allows easy access via a side gate for wheelchairs. This area is also enclosed by a fence and is safe for children to play.
The idea of having an AV System was crystallised and put into action in lockdown. This is a great aid – useful for both worship and outreach. We have also upgraded our toilet facilities and other projects currently in progress involve the completion of our window replacement, and installation of WiFi and an improved sound system to the church building
We trust and pray that with these projects behind us we can devote our time and energy to re- integrating our congregation and developing Church Outreach led by Andrew and Caroline.
A time now to concentrate on people, not buildings.
East Mercia Methodist Circuit
Rugby Methodist Church Centre
Registered Charity no. 1132523