Dear community and friends of South Anston,
“May I firstly introduce myself as the new Methodist Minister at South Anston Methodist Church.
I arrived in September 2020 with a slight delay moving into the manse due to Covid, meaning that it was actually the end of October before I arrived in the area. Sadly due to then a rise in infection rates and a new lockdown causing churches to put worship on hold, I haven’t really had chance to meet anyone, especially outside of the church congregation.
I do hope and pray that this will be different in the coming months.
As many of you know The Remembrance Garden, which belongs to the church has recently, seen work being carried out on removing trees that were unstable and cutting back many of the overgrown trees and bushes. From responses on the face book page, many of you are eager to see it restored back to its former glory, after a period of over, 40 years, of not being used.
There is still a considerable way to go to ensure public safety of those visiting the garden.
We have a duty of care to those visiting the space so we have to follow procedures of the Methodist Church The Methodist church has processes also that need to be followed with regard, insurance stipulations.
We envisage to open the gardens as a quiet place for people to take time and rest. There will also, be opportunity for local community members to also help with the day to day gardening and tidying of the garden. I do know that there has been offers of help and volunteers to be involved.
If you would like to consider this once the garden is open, I am happy to begin to collate a list of names so that we may contact you when the time comes.
Please send any enquires to myself email – Angela.Pothecary@methodist.org.uk“
Rev Angela Pothecary
Trinity Methodist Circuit
Minister of Carlton, Dinnington, South Anston, North Anston, and Woodsetts, Methodist Churches