7th Aug, 2020

Bromsgrove church, Crosslinks, Lions and Street Pastors join forces for new life-saving defibrillator

A NEW defibrillator has been unveiled at the Bromsgrove Methodist Church Centre on Stratford Road.

The church, the parent body for Bromsgrove Crosslinks, teamed up with the town’s Lions Club and the Street Pastors to buy and install the lifesaving device.

As well as the defib, which will serve the north end of the High Street, a plaque was also unveiled on Friday to mark the occasion.

The event was attended by Rev Richard Wilde, Superintendent Minister of the Bromsgrove and Redditch Circuit of Methodist Churches, Bromsgrove Lions Club vice-president Keith Godwin and Rev Paul Lewis Chair of Bromsgrove Street Pastors,

Rev Wilde thanked the volunteers for making it possible and said: “The human heart has long been an image or metaphor for the seat of our emotions – we talk of ‘heart felt love’ and ‘broken hearts’ in human relationships.

“The founder of the Methodist Movement which later became the Methodist Church, spoke of his ‘heart being strangely warmed’ through a faith experience on May 24 1738.

“In the Bible St Paul makes similar references to the heart and. the wholeness of the human being – Body, Mind and Spirit – the healthy human being takes note of the well-being of all three. St Paul uses the body as a metaphor for the Church.

“I believe this metaphor applies not only to the church but all human societies.

“These three local community service charities have combined to achieve something none of them could have done alone.

“All three organisations have a heart for Bromsgrove and care about wholesome human life and relationships”

“The charity sector in Bromsgrove is in good heart”

For more on the Bromsgrove Lions, visit bromsgrovelions.org.uk or the Bromsgrove Lions Club Facebook page.

To contact the Bromsgrove Street Pastors, visit https://streetpastors.org/locations/bromsgrove/contact-us/ or call 01527 877190 for Bromsgrove Methodist Church and Crosslink

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