New church launches in Cam
8:02am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
A COUPLE from Gloucester are hoping for great things with their new venture after launching a brand new church in the middle of Cam.
Sue and Andy Jorden have brought their popular brand of Christianity, One Church, to the village in a bid to offer a more "modern and fresh" approach to Christianity.
Formerly known as New Life Church and formed in 1929, the building on Cam high street is no One Church Cam, which is per of congregations in Bristol and Glocuester, which has over 400 members.
The church’s launch on Sunday, September 22 featured jungle-themed room for One Church Kids.
Guests were greeted with drinks and chocolates, tasty canapés and a slice of the specially-made celebration cake while a band from the Gloucester church provided lively music and excited children cheered as they released balloons into the sky.
As well as normal Sunday services, the Jordens have started a Sunday school and a group called Link, for adults who can meet once a month for singing, talks and having lunch together.
Sue, 56, said she felt very welcomed in the area and encouraged people to pop in for a visit to see if they liked the new-look church.
“It’s been absolutely wonderful, it’s a great place to be. I find the Cam people really warm,” she said.
“We have people today who have never been to church they have never done Sunday School so for them to walk into church and singing old hyms and such, they don’t understand it all.
“We preach the message of the gospel but in a culturally- relevant way, making it more comfortable for people to walk in and try.”
Husband and fellow minister, Andy, 53, works as a lecturer at Stroud College and was keen to see the church grow.
"We want to see One Church Cam contributing to the life of this wonderful community. It’s been a great start,” he said.