The Rev. Bernard Mason, student minister at Queen’s Rd. helped us by leading meetings and services and in 1938 a Baptistery was installed in the large hall.
Mr Owen and Mr Pritchard told the church that with help from the Forward Movement Fund, if each member could give 2 shillings and 6 pence (12 new pence) a week we could afford to call a Minister. This we did.
War was declared on 3rd September 1939. Children were evacuated, young men called to the Forces. Blackout -
Whenever the sirens sounded for an air raid during a service we sang “In Heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear” and this became known as the Hearsall Anthem. On one occasion our caretaker, Mr Fred Eaves dealt with an incendiary bomb in the roof and saved the building from destruction.
Hearsall has been fortunate to have such varied and faithful ministries through the years. Each one has initiated new ideas, widening and enriching the Life of the Church.
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