After two years, Resound has big community role

Published on: 31 Mar 2014

THE Resound church is celebrating the second anniversary of its buildings in Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield.

Its facilities, which include an arts and music venue, cafe and meeting spaces as well as a pre-school, enable it to play an increasing role in the community.

The centre is used by local people and is also hired out for corporate use.

Resound is part of the RISE network of church formerly called BCF and is linked with Living Room in Thornbury and The Ark in Cotham.

Resound grew out of the congregation of the former Soundwell Christian Fellowship. It met at Barley Close Primary School while the old church building was demolished and the new one created.

Resound has developed links with churches in several parts of the world, including Zambia, India, the United States, Korea and Taiwan.

It has recently appointed a youth worker, Matt Doherty, who is organising Resound Running to raise money for the Mutende Children’s Village, an orphanage and school in Zambia, as well as for the development of young people’s services at Resound.

The church runs family support activities including parenting support classes, a toddler group and “Funday Sundays” on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Resound is also the home of the foodbank for Mangotsfield and Emersons Green, which opened last month.

On May 3, it plays host to Christian songwriter Graham Kendrick, who will perform with Philippa Hanna. Tickets are now on sale.

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