1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. 2 A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4 A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. 5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. 6 A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7 A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 8 A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. [Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NLT]
2005 was God’s time to start The Rock and 2016 was God’s time to close it down. Our Sunday services have ceased and Rev Ian Thorpe is seeking a new role elsewhere. The Tuesday Rock Cafe may continue as a standalone activity. Although the name and people may be familiar, it will not be run under the oversight of The Charity, which is being wound up.
Members of The Rock will continue to live in Chalfont St Giles and will continue to pray for growth of God’s kingdom in the village.
A number of the members of The Rock have chosen to join Hope Community Church which meets at 10 am each Sunday at Robertswood School in Chalfont St Peter.