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THE ONE SPIRIT

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A united act of worship and witness from Emmanuel Congregational Church, West Wickham, Kent. Conducted by the Vicar of St. Francis' Church
Introduction by Frederick Grisewood Come, Holy Ghost (Cong. H. 191; A. and M. 157)
Lesson: Ephesians 4, vv. 1-7 and 11-13 (read by the Baptist pastor)
Address by the Congregational minister
Breathe on me, breath of God
(Cong. H. 194; A. and M. 671)
Address by the Rector of West
Wickham
Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (A. and M. 604)
Address by the Methodist minister
0 thou who earnest from above
(Cong. H. 500; A. and M. 698)
Prayers led by an Anglican priest An Affirmation of Faith Blessing.
Organist, Daisy Garlett
The Secretary of the West Wickham, Kent, Fraternal of Clergy and Afinisters, here introduces tonight's service:
' I don't hold with all these denominations. After all, we're all making for the same place.' That is sometimes said as an excuse for not belonging to any church by those who are not making for anywhere in particular. But in one typical outer London suburb, West Wickham in Kent, ' all these denominations ' will be making for the same place this evening. From six different churches, Church of England, Baptist, Congregational, and Methodist, processions of worshippers will converge on the High Street and go together to Emmanuel Congregational Church: last year they made for a Parish Church; all have their turn. These processions will come from the old Parish Church, still on the edge of open country, where rectors of West Wickham have ministered for six and a half centuries before there was any London suburb on their doorstep; from two new Parish Churches, and from three new Free Churches, all built or at least begun only just before the war, to serve this new town of some twenty thousand people living in road after road of houses built for city workers.
At West Wickham. along with many other places, we see no reason why we should just sit down and accept ' our unhappy divisions.' We do not expect every member of a family to be made on the same pattern; we do expect them to be a united family, however differently Peter puts things from Paul. So on Whit Sunday this united service will be conducted by the whole Fraternal of clergy and ministers.

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Unknown: Frederick Grisewood
Organist: Daisy Garlett

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