Ormesby church buzzes with energy, and a new leader

PUBLISHED: 10:21 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:47 14 September 2012

Light of life baptist church's new leader Matt Gooch

Light of life baptist church's new leader Matt Gooch


AN ORMESBY church is abuzz with fresh energy after moving into a brand new home and finding a new leader.

Light of Life Baptist Church will look to do more work in their community after moving into All Saints Parish Hall in Beach Road, Scratby and appointing Matt Gooch (pictured) as senior leader.

They are the first group to rent the hall after being forced to move due to increasing numbers, and, due to still owning a base in North Road, Ormesby St Margaret, are able to be more flexible in their various youth groups and drop in day projects.

Mr Gooch was previously director of Great Yarmouth based charity East Norfolk Youth for Christ, but felt the calling to lead the group of leaders, who have been without a senior leader for two years.

The church is inviting people to their Big Welcome, to come and see what their church is like and warm the new venue. The Sunday, September 16 event at the hall is open to everyone from 10.30am. There will be coffee, cakes, chat, a quiz, free lunch and a supervised bouncy castle.

One of the church leaders, Anne Child, said: “We are very excited at moving into the new venue, and with Matt’s vision for the church.

“We are hoping to use the existing church building to reach into the community more, we will have more flexibility, to do more and be more.

“We want people to come in and enjoy themselves on Sunday, have a coffee, and see if they like what we do.”

The church will only be using the new parish hall on Sundays, other events will be in the North Road base.

Mr Gooch said: “This church is on the move, exciting, relevant and very different.”

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