The Church on the Green in Budleigh Salterton new occupants.

09:51 20 June 2022

The Church on the Green in Budleigh Salterton has new occupants.

In January, Scott Drive Church in Exmouth took over the building. The previous congregation, led by Pastor John Heavens, had decided that for various reasons they could no longer meet and were looking for a suitable local Christian community to take over the building.

Scott Drive Church in Exmouth was chosen, and although there is currently only one congregation, the long-term goal of Scott Drive Church is to re-establish the Church on the Green as as an independent evangelical community.

A coffee morning is scheduled for Saturday June 25 from 10:30 a.m., where residents of the Budleigh area are invited to come and meet the new occupants.

Lee Emerson, pastor of Scott Drive, said, “We are truly thrilled to have this opportunity to expand our ministry in Budleigh. We already have a number of people coming to Scott Drive from Budleigh so this seems like a pretty natural step for us.

We also want to express our thanks to John Heavens and the previous congregation for their generosity in making the handover possible in the first place, and for helping it go so smoothly.

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