Vision and Commitment Sunday 2016 - Farringtons School

Today, Bromley Salvation Army, like many other Salvation Army churches throughout the United Kingdom, looked ahead to 2016. 


Our “Vision and Commitment Sunday” was a chance for us as a church to focus our aims for the year ahead. As part of this we held our morning service not in our usual hall in Ethelbert road, but at Farrington’s School in Chislehurst, where we were fortunate enough to have use of their beautiful Chapel and a number of other rooms for the day.


Founded as a ‘sister school’ to The Leys School in Cambridge in 1911, the chapel takes pride of place at the centre of the school’s 25 acres of grounds. The morning service was led by Lt. Cols. Alan and Alison Burns, who are both members of our church, taking the theme of ‘Transformational Mission’.  


We shared in song, scripture and thought around the opening of John’s Gospel, and a number of those gathered took the chance to re-affirm their commitment and faith. 


Following the service we gathered in the dining hall to share over a packed lunch, and a ‘bring and share’ dessert with some fine cakes and biscuits and plenty of tea and coffee to keep us going on such a damp and cold day.


Lunch was followed by a chance to talk openly and candidly together in smaller discussion groups. Choosing from three topics related to mission, we were able to share with one another our thoughts on what we are doing, how we are doing it and what we would like to do to improve the work of our church.


The accompanying pictures hopefully give a sense of the day shared, the fun had, and the lovely surroundings we were able to be in.


(Text: Luke Nunn)