In July 2011,
Church Army Captain Paul Ward
by the Bishop Paul Butler
to work at the Mission Project
based at Boundary Road
in partnership with St Barnabas Anglican Church
and Hope Nottingham.
The ceremony took place at St Barnabas Church, Lenton Abbey
with Moderator Terry Oakley taking part.
This marks a strengthening of the partnership between the United Reformed Church, the Anglican Church (via St Barnabas) and Hope Nottingham, the charity that is managing the project at our old church.
Paul's official title is Community Development Officer,
and he will be working to develop that part of Hope Nottingham's work based at Boundary Road,
particularly 'Hope Cafe' which provides support for homeless and unemployed.
The URC presence is supplied by two fortnightly groups which continued on from the United Reformed Church after it's closure: 'Friendship Club' offers fellowship and mutual help and support, and 'Care and Share' offers more in depth Bible study and discussion. These groups also join in the work of Hope Nottingham at the Boundary Road site.