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Genesis: The floating church of St Columba’s community

Genesis: The floating church of St Columba’s community

Charity, Culture, London, Uncategorized
Genesis floating on the River Lee Navigation. Photo by Gilbert McCarragher. Walk down Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Here East, along the River Lee Navigation and there will be a barge named Genesis bobbing on its waters. It’s where the local community of St Columba meet and fellowship with Reverend Dave Pilkington at its helm.  “We have a gathering called The Journey,” Pilkington told Westminster World and elaborated that the meetings are on Thursday evenings. “So it’s not a traditional service. We work to the themes of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous." “We do that for everybody so it’s not for people who necessarily have an addiction. We see it as a fantastic spiritual programme for growth," he said. The St Columba community have been meeting at the river for

Young adults say they will only visit church if it offers free Internet

Audio, Culture, Listen, Opinion
Prudence Jinga, 30, is sitting in the front row of her church enjoying the service. She has been looking forward to today’s service particularly because she is to join the choir for the first time. But the church is empty. Only a handful of people managed to make it While others need convincing to attend church, Prudence is one of the three in five British adults that goes to church every Sunday, according to an opinion poll by the National Churches Trust. The opinion poll reported 27 per cent of British youth would only visit church gatherings more frequently if they had access to free Wi-Fi. The poll, conducted by ComRes aimed to discover what factors influence church attendance, despite a decline in the number of people going in recent years. It said respondents between t