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A Cartwright (Tony) - 2012

Following the appointment of Barry Willetts as Superintendent the direction of the

church has altered dramatically. It has a greater sense of mission to the local and

wider community surrounding Two Gates.


The appointment of a new Superintendent, together with a new church secretary

(Mrs Sheila Perry) and the appointment of Deacons has led to a more dynamic

and democratic style of leadership. The Governing body meet approximately once

each month to manage the current and plan for the future offices of the church. The

new style of leadership and focused mission have led to the complete re building of

the kitchen in order that meals can be served. This has led to monthly coffee

mornings the proceeds from which have been used to support many local and 

international charities and helped Two Gates Ragged School.  Examples of these

charities include:-

         Mary Sevens Hospice

         Marie Cutie Cancer Research

         Macmillan cancer Care

         Dudley Cancer Care

         Halesowen Home for Battered women

         Guide Dogs for the blind

The introduction of social evenings included:-

         Skittles and Darts

         Halesowen Brass Band (who practice in the Church)

         Black Country Nights (Tommy Mundon)

         David Bartley
         Bev Pegg

         Local choirs (Gentlemen Songsters, Cradley Heath Males Voice Choir,

         Barbershop Quartet)

         Ladies Fashion shows

The fabric of the building and its surrounds have been altered dramatically in recent years. Projects undertaken:-

         Complete upgrade to vestry and entrance hall

         New chairs and carpets

         Wheel chair (disability) access to church

Tony Cartwright
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