Thursday, December 1, 2022

Mayor praises Destiny Chapel on fifth anniversary

The Mayor, councillor Tony Fish, attended Destiny Chapel’s 5th Anniversary Celebrations at The Culver Centre on Saturday 14th September and also the special Thanksgiving Service held on Sunday 15th September at 10.30am, also at The Culver Centre.

Destiny Chapel is a multicultural church being part of the community of South Ockendon and Thurrock which meets each Sunday at The Culver Centre (Main Hall), Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 5RR at 10.30am until 12.30pm

The Mayor spoke about the valuable contribution that faith groups, in particular Destiny Chapel, have made to improving people’s lives within the South Ockendon community by supporting financially and practically the various voluntary groups operating within the area.

On Saturday Mr Andy Blakey gave a talk on the work of SAS Mission Shaped Community in Grays and various other activities that Destiny Chapel partner with such as The Lightship Café, Grays Beach during the winter months and the Trussell Trust, Foodbank initiative.

Mrs Maggie Pollock of South Ockendon Community Forum outlined the history of the Forum and the valuable work that Destiny Chapel does in its partnership and support of the work of the Forum and new South Ockendon Centre.

On Sunday Pastor Frank Gaisie shared the church’s vision – seeking to promote and encompass leadership training, responsible citizenship and healthy lifestyles – and sought to encourage others “to get on board in impacting our communities”. Dr Ekpo, Physician and Consultant Geriatrician at Basildon Hospital preached on knowing our true identity in Christ and how that inspires us to go out into the world and help others by showing them the love of Christ.

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