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Mount Zion announce a new home

PimlottDacreDraytonHallWebFollowing the devastating fire at Mount Zion in Norwich on Monday night, church leaders have announced that its new temporary home will be at Drayton Hall near Norwich.

Drayton Hall is owned by the Lind Trust and there is a 500-seat hall formerly used by Proclaimers Church but which is now available on Sundays to house the Mount Zion Family Life Centre services at 10.45am and 6pm every week for the next 18 months or so until the Heartsease Lane building can be rebuilt.

The move was made possible when Graham Dacre, a local businessman and chairman of the Lind Trust, stepped in to offer his help and support.

Mount Zion pastor Trevor Pimlott said: “We would like to convey our appreciation and thanks to all the churches and organisations in Norwich and indeed all over the world who have offered their help and support. Almost every church in Norwich has offered us help. It is a real demonstration of the united church in the city. It is in times of crisis such as this that we find out where our true relationships lie.

“A building can be burned and destroyed by fire, but nothing can prevent the heartbeat of the church beating stronger than ever and continuing to generate life to our city and beyond. The fact that our regular services this Sunday will function as normal underlines this. We are excited to be moving to Drayton Hall.”

Graham Dacre said: “This church does an excellent work with young people in the Heartsease area and we see this as a natural extension of our support for the youth in Norfolk.

“The Lind Trust, with its charitable arm, OPEN, share the same Christian core values and vision of positively impacting Norwich and the surrounding areas.”

Buses will leave the Heartsease Lane site 30 minutes before the services at Drayton to transport people there.

Plans are already in place to set up portable offices at Heartsease Lane so that office and community work can continue there. A helpline has been set up for all enquiries on 01603 462200.

A fund has also been established to enable the people of Norwich and beyond to donate cash to help re-establish all the community-based activities in Heartsease, not for the building which is covered under insurance.

Donations should be sent to Mount Zion Family Life Centre, Heartsease Lane, Norwich, NR7 9NT.
Story by Keith Morris
Pictured above are Trevor Pimlott (left) and Garham Dacre outside Mount Zion's new home at Drayton Hall.


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Heather Nunn - Living Water (Guest) 27/02/2006 09:46
We thank God for this speedy answer to the prayers of many for the ministers and congregation of Mount Zion at this time. May He continue to pour out His Blessings on all involved in making strategic decisions.
Jerry Hunt (Guest) 02/03/2006 13:18
It's our prayer that the Lord will continue to show us all that the spiritual comes before the material. The church is us, and as A.W. Tozer once said, "what we are doing is what our church is doing." We are glad that everyone is safe and pray the Lord will use this to bring more souls into the kingdom. Bro. Trevor, greetings from Ohio! We are praying for you all. Jerry Hunt,
Mrs Kay Santangelo (Guest) 02/03/2006 19:36
I,m sorry to hear what has happened to the church but my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and i hope everything goes alright with the new church. also known as kay lattimer
vicky (Guest) 07/03/2006 14:04
hi.i used 2 go 2 zion b4 it burned down. i praise GODthat no1 was hurt wen the fire started.i think all the pastors and youth team deserve all of our prayers at this time

take care and god bless
Ashley (Guest) 09/03/2006 08:28
Hi I also used to attend mount zion quite a few years ago, my prayers go out at this to time to all from mount zion, as they a most wonderful church. God bless all.
sean (Guest) 24/03/2006 23:37
I spent many a year with mount zion. i became a christian with them when i was just 12, im now 34 and still remember the day i gave my life to Jesus. I was devastated by the fire as it was shortly after my dear cousing neil passed away Mount Zion was his home for many years and it seemed a double tragedy to lose both in such a short amount of time. GOD be with all from Mount Zion
Tracey Moore (Guest) 18/04/2006 00:11
I bless God for all you do at mount zion, I spent 8 wonderful yrs with you in the worship team and many hours with Sedley helping build the church. It holds many memories for me and Gary and we express our great sadness at Sedleys passing he was an inspiration and a friend. God will build his church no matter what. Love to you all
sophie (Guest) 19/04/2006 19:19
I was devastated that our Mount Zion Church was burnt but we put our trust in God and believed that no matter how bad our church was we were still goin to worship the lord. I have been goin to the Mount Zion Church now for a fair amount of time and i have put my trust in God, and i believe our home of worship will be bigger and better when it is rebuilt!
kelly (Guest) 17/05/2006 13:09
A wildlife attender (Guest) 26/11/2007 17:12
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