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1955-7

1955
The "Tell Scotland" Billy Graham Crusade was relayed to St Mary & St Nicolas church.  During the three evenings, 2,470 people attended and there were 52 enquirers.
Public meetings were arranged on many of the social and international issues of the day, eg The Hydrogen Bomb, Refugees Debt of Inter-Church Aid, the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya.
Support was particularly given to the British and Foreign Bible Society and Inter-Church Aid.
Concern was expressed about the number of children in the town not attending Sunday School and a speaker from the British Council of Churches came to address an open meeting on "Education for Marriage and Family". This led to the formation of the Marriage Guidance Branch in Spalding.

1956
A Womens' Commitee was formed to organise the first Womens' World Day of Prayer service to be held in Spalding. About 180 ladies were present at the service.
The Pennygate Evangelical Church joined the Council of Churches.

1957
Revd M Apps - curate at St Mary & St Nicolas church (now Brother Bernard) made arrangements for speakers on the subject of "Prayer". About 300 attended the service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


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