Davenport Road’s Anniversary CelebrationsIn May we celebrated our Church’s 61st birthday on this site. We were delighted to welcome Rev Lorraine Mellor to both of our services and her sermons can be heard onour website.The following week we welcomed Mpendulu from the Amos Trust in Umthombo, South Africa, as a visitor to our congregation. Umthombo Street Children is a pioneering, South African organisation – based in Durban – which provides a unique fusion of high-intensity sports, art, drama and music activities alongside psychosocial support, to empower children with alternatives to street life. They operate Safespace – a dedicated centre for street children – where they can find the safety, food, help and hope they desperately need. Through the activities provided at the centre, the staff – many former street children themselves – befriend and engage with the children, address traumas, begin to rebuild their self worth and work towards helping them leave street life.