The Church Behind the Tree

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Hello, I am Stephen Best, and Bethesda URC called me as their Transitional Minister in September 2016. My role is help the congregation find a new relevance and purpose to its presence in the village. Churches are emotional systems and so any change which is lasting, must be based upon change at the heart of … more…

What’s a Public Access Defibrillator?

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What’s a defibrillator and why do communities have them installed? A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. … more…

What is Neighbourhood Watch?

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Neighbourhood Watch is the largest crime prevention voluntary organisation in the UK. It originated in the USA and was adopted in the North West of England in 1982. We currently have 173,000 Coordinators covering 3.8 million households. The “Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network” is the umbrella body for the movement in England and Wales. Members … more…