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Archived News for 2016

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Sunday Morning 30th October 2016

Enrolment of Hannah Montgomery as a Senior Soldier

Extra seating had to be brought in to cater for many of Hannah’s friends and relatives gathered to witness her enrolment as a Senior Soldier of Bedlington Corps.  Hannah testified to her desire to fulfil her obligations as a soldier and found it best to express her thought by playing a Euphonium solo from the song “Still” containing the following words.

Hide me now under your wings
Cover me within your mighty hand.
When the oceans rise and the thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm.
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still and know you are God.
Find rest my soul in Christ alone
Know his power in quietness and trust.
Find rest my soul in Christ along
Know his power in quietness and trust
When the oceans rise and the thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm.
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still and know you are God.

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Sunday Morning 25th September

Enrolment of Mia Travis as an Adherent Member

Mia Travis was enrolled as an adherent member by Captain Peter Renshaw.  Mia’s Mother was enrolled as an adherent member several months ago having been encouraged by Lieut Richard Wearmouth when he was the Corps Community Officer prior to entering Officer training.  Mia has immersed herself in many Corps activities and decided she too would like to make a further commitment. Pictured with Mia are her Mother Gemma, Lieut Richard Wearmouth and Captain Peter Renshaw.

Saturday Evening 23rd April

Corps Social Evening

This was an evening of celebration on two counts. Firstly to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and secondly to celebrate St. George’s day. (Or should that be the other way round?). Pictures by kind permission of Barbara Davies.

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Sunday Evening 28th February

Enrolment of Val and Jim Tyler as Adherent Members

At Jim and Val’s request the service took the form of a ‘Cafe Church’. Additional tables had to be brought it to accommodate the large congregation.  Toasted teacakes and crumpets were available and each table had a selection of cup cakes and sweets. Captain Peter centred his thoughts for the evening on sign posts. It was a revelation to see how many drivers were unable to recognise a number of the signs. Moving on from road signs a number of humorous church welcome signs were shown before each table was asked to create their own church welcome signs. A number of innovative designs were presented.

Following the enrolment both Jim and Val testified to the wonderful welcome they have received at the corps and how they feel so at home in the corps fellowship. Val was particularly mindful of the work the corps does in the local community making special mention of the time when Richard Wearmouth was spearheading that activity.


Sunday Evening 21st February

Enrolment of Cristian Kozlovsky as a Soldier

Cristian Kozlovsky was enrolled as a soldier of Bedlington Corps during the evening service. He was first introduced to The Salvation Army in his native Romania just one year after the Army commenced work there in the year 2000. He and his wife offered for officership and in 2012 they moved to the UK with that intention.  However, sadly their marriage faltered and they divorced soon after arriving although he remains good friends with his ex-wife to this day. Whilst attending Gateshead corps he continued his progress towards officership and in early 2015 started attending Bedlington Corps with his two lovely daughters. Following the enrolment service he gave a very powerful testimony explaining his call to officership in the Army and how he has felt so at home with the people at the Corps.

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Saturday 13th February

Hannah Montgomery - Fund Raising Musical Evening

Hannah Montgomery, a student at St Thomas More School in North Shields, has been selected to accompany children with special needs on a pilgrimage to Lourdes but has to raise money to support her expenses.  This concert was arranged to raise money for this purpose.  Hannah, who has just taken her grade 7 music exam on the euphonium, opened the programme with a lovely euphonium solo, Gabriel's Oboe and Danse macabre accompanied by her father Major Donald Montgomery. Following that Alicia Dodds sang two beautiful songs, ‘On My Own’, from Les Miserables and  ‘All I Ask of You’ from Phantom of the Opera. From the Phoenix Theatre Group in Blyth Alison Thoburn amused us with poems from Pam Ayres and a dramatic comedy item ‘The Committee’ from Joyce Grenfell. Next was a piano recital, Arabesque by Debussy, beautifully provided by Samantha Caffull.  Not to be left out, Hannah’s brother Calum, who has taken grade 7 in percussion, decided not to test our ear drums, but to play a baritone solo Nessun Dorma further demonstrating the versatility of this talented family. At this part of the programme we were shown a promotional video presentation concerning the pilgrimage to Lourdes, following which Major Ann Montgomery spoke about the transformation that the children would experience during their visit. David Garret from the Theatre Group then thrilled us with a reading from Oliver Twist and a vocal solo, ‘I'm reviewing the Situation’ by Lionel Bart. Samantha then presented a flute solo Danse de la Chevre by Honegger. Concluding a thoroughly enjoyable evening Alicia and Hannah sang ‘For Good’, from 'Wicked'.

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