|By the 1960s several small additional plots of land had been added to the site, and the old building had been extended. A growing awareness of community need especially amongst young people led the Methodist Church to make a significant change in building provision. In 1965, resourced partly by Somerset County and Central Government, we built the MYCON and provided an all-weather outdoor-floodlit sports area. The Methodist Church provided a building that was not a church, but a Youth Centre, and the seeds of this community awareness bore further fruit thirty years later.|
|As we enter the Millennium year we celebrate a vision
fulfilled. As God calls, so he provides. We give thanks that through the
sacrificial giving of members, the generosity of friends of our church,
and by working together to secure grants we have been able to provide the
means to build. We give thanks that a team of members was able to design,
cost, control and manage the two building schemes.
The purpose of this site is to give a snapshot of the range of group activities using the Centre, with a contact name for each group. We estimate that up to two thousand people per week use the premises when activities are in full flight!
We invite your prayers and support for the people who are responsible for running the Centre. We pray that we may serve the community not just as landlords of these buildings, but also as followers of Jesus who said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” And “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
View our Church Aniversary Slide Show (Active Content)
View History of the wider Methodist Church (PDF) with thanks to Thomas Battles (http://methodisthistory.weebly.com/)