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Hawling Barn Service - Choir & Keyboard
Hawling Barn Service - some of the gathering
Hawling Barn Service - Hymn Singing

Held on a gloriously sunny Monday evening, around 100 people attended the annual Hawling Methodist Church Barn Service.

Preaching were Revds Martin Turner and Naomi Cooke with hymns including Wesley's 'And can it be'; and 'Just as I am'. The barn at New House Farm, normally used for lambing and storage of animal feed, was filled with song.

The barn service originates from the time of the Wesley's and began life as a celebration of Whit Sunday, when over 100 people would travel by train to take part.

In his address Revd Martin Turner said "there is a fullness of life open to anyone. It's not about rules, it's about experiencing God's unconditional love. About the good times and the bad times. There is a choice!"

With Hawling Methodist Chapel, built in 1837, just a half a mile away, much of the organising was done by local residents Bob and Jenny Richards and backed by an able team of refreshment providers.

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