Compelling vision for Westbury Chapel – November 2020

Church Growth Trust are thrilled to announce the letting of Westbury Chapel, Wolverhampton to Elim International to plant a new church in the city. The church plant will be led by Simon and Dee Woodward who are already in ministry in the West Midlands. Simon is currently Associate Pastor at Lifecentral Church which serves the communities of Halesowen, Hagley and Rowley Regis.

Pastor Mark Ryan

Discussions on the letting took place over a few months and the letting process was extended because of the Covid 19 crisis. Pastor Mark Ryan, Senior Leader at Birmingham City Church and a pioneer church planter, said “We have been praying to the Lord for a place to establish a church in Wolverhampton for over fifteen years and now He has answered our prayers. Simon and Dee are looking forward to serving God and the community in Wolverhampton in the days that lie ahead. The letting process has been drawn out because of Covid 19 but it has been great working with Church Growth Trust to get the tenancy in place.”

Speaking for Church Growth Trust, Property Manager John Duffield said “Mark and his team set out a compelling vision for their use of the property and a genuine commitment to carry on the great work that the Tabernacle, the previous tenants, had been doing of progressively enhancing the building. We pray God’s rich blessing on Elim’s ministry to Wolverhampton.”