Croft Reunion Celebrates 25 Years of Fellowship

swindonThe project created by Megan-Worthing Davies in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme was the subject of an article written by the Swindon Advertiser, which appears below. The project involved creating a reunion for former members of Croft Christian Fellowship, held July 17.

The Croft Christian Fellowship Celebration Day was, according to the article, held to celebrate 25 years of a powerful, connected community in Swindon town.

Croft was a church in Swindon that came into existence in the late 60’s from the house church movement. At first the church was simply a house on Croft Road where people came together to share their faith. It grew into larger and larger locations, eventually ending up at the Churchfields School Hall. The church had about 100-200 regular attendees at any given time, and existed for more than 35 years, making a difference in thousands of lives.

The July 17 event was expected to draw hundreds of people, and was created to allow old friends to come together and reunite – while the church isn’t there anymore, the friendships live on. A talk was given by Mike and Ann Ranstead, who owned the first house where Croft Church was located.

Worthing-Davies and Jamie Stapleton ran the event – Both grew up in the church. Stapleton said about the church, ‘I really don’t think I would be the person I am today if it wasn’t for Croft. The Church was like a big extended family and we both feel that it has shaped our lives and who we have become immensely. We want to celebrate this and all of the people who have been a part of it’.

Megan Worthing-Davies noted the influence of Landmark Education in the event’s creation: ‘Landmark has encouraged me to think about the contribution I am making to the world around me, and we were asked to take on a project to positively impact a community that was significant to us. The idea came to me straight away, because although Croft as an organisation no longer exists, it has left a truly wonderful legacy which I think it’s high time to celebrate!’

Read the original article at the Swindon Advertiser.

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