Elder’s Letter          November 2018

Dear Friends

Times They Are A Changing

On Sunday  14 October, 2018 Ally kindly gave me a lift to Farnworth Methodist Church Hall to watch Fishtales in their last performance together.   Keith’s son Louis also came to see his dad play, which was very special for Keith, as Louis had only seen his father play in secular bands.  The worship music was inspiring and for me it was the best performance they have ever done.  Artey was his usual charismatic self and his emotion on telling the story of why he and Ally decided to put the house up for sale and move to Dorset struck a chord with all present.

Even though Artey said it was their last performance, I didn’t feel sad as I don’t believe it will be and before Artey and Ally finally leave us for the south, I’m hoping Fishtales will perform for us at Eshe Road. 

As one door closes, another opens.  For Artey and Ally it’s moving to Dorset and a new calling for them both.  I am sure they will be as much as a blessing in pastures new as they have to us all in Eshe Road.  For Keith and Helen, it is possibly taking part in a new musical worship ministry organised by Linda Bishop who is a Methodist Minister from Warrington.  Linda is an enthusiastic supporter of worship through music and this could be their new calling.

Although change is sometimes difficult to come to terms with, new experiences and meeting new people are always good for the soul.


Isaiah 43:18-19


“Forget the former things: do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”


Oswald Chambers


“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.”


Times They Are A Changing - Hope you can hear Bob Dylan’s lyrics ringing in your ears and not mine!


God Bless


Lesley Akers