Secret Church in a Subway

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8th April

What would you do if you turned up to church and the gate was barred, with a notice saying that an ‘enforced closure’ was in place?

This was the sight that greeted the Hill City congregation on a recent Sunday morning.

As cars pulled up and families gathered, people were asking questions and a sense of confusion was mounting.

“Where are the elders?”

“I heard they were arrested.”

“Where shall we go?”

“What do we do now?”

We headed down into a subway tunnel not far from the church, next to a public car park. Huddling from the wind and cold, we sang a few songs a cappella, from memory. A few people shared some Scriptures of encouragement, then with crackers and Ribena, using bottle tops as cups, we shared communion.

Apart from a cryptic text sent the day before, warning us to bring coats and bottle tops, … Read More »






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