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The guest speaker at the Bible Study meeting on Wednesday 19 February was Pastor Slawomir Rodasznski, superintendent minister of the Methodist Church in Poland. Based in the university town of Poznan he has responsibility for some 50 societies scattered widely across the northwest of the country. Rev Slawomir showed slides of a number of his churches, the most impressive being the Methodist Church in Salvation Platz in Warsaw. With its cathedral-like façade it stands proudly as a centre of Christian worship, as steadfast today as it was throughout the years of Nazi and Soviet occupation. Photos of the clergy in their robes at their annual conference show that currently the Methodist church in Poland has only one lady minister but is keen to recruit more. Pastor Slawomir was on a visit to Northern Ireland to reach out to Protestant people from Poland who have made their homes in Northern Ireland with a view to helping them find a spiritual home in local Methodist Churches. This is in character with a church leader who enthralled the Bible study group with stories of out-reach and church development in his native land.
If you would like to know more about the Bible Study Group contact Rev Eleanor Hayden on 028 8216 0086.