Eccles Congregational Church
The recent Northwest area Congregational Federation meeting was held at Eccles Congregational Church in Greater Manchester. The original church was demolished to make way for the motorway in the 1960s and the current structure built a little distance away.
and Richard Granville Jones
God of concrete, God of steel,
God of piston and of wheel,
God of pylon, God of steam,
God of girder and of beam,
God of atom, God of mine:
all the world of power is thine.
Lord of cable, Lord of rail,
Lord of freeway and of mail,
Lord of rocket and of flight,
Lord of soaring satellite,
Lord of lightning’s flashing line:
all the world of speed is thine.
Lord of science, Lord of art,
Lord of map and graph and chart,
Lord of physics and research,
Word of Bible, Faith of church,
Lord of sequence and design:
all the world of truth is thine.
God whose glory fills the earth,
gave the universe its birth,
loosed the Christ with Easter's might,
saves the world from evil’s blight,
claims us all by grace divine:
all the world of love is thine.
Yes, we should be culturally relevant in the way we express the gospel. Its content, however, does need making relevant, because man's sin remains as powerful as ever.