Welcome to our collection of photos. Follow any of the ‘thumbnails’ below to see the larger versions.
Looks like something exciting is happening at Lee Mill chapel!
Yes, but not really when that dramatic sunset ‘photo (middle) was taken. See our calendar page for what is really happening: systematic explanation of the Bible on Sundays, a mixture of traditional and contemporary worship, serious kingdom-centred prayer, practical Bible study, friendly fellowship and the opportunity to find genuine spiritual help. The second picture above is from the recent harvest celebration, when we had a free meal and invited the whole of Lee Mill village and neighbouring Smithaleigh. Meanwhile, God remains faithful to his covenant promises as we are reminded by the double rainbow photo (left) above.
Here is the view from Western Beacon looking WSW over the top of Ivybridge with Lee Mill in the centre. In the distance are Plymstock, the Plym estuary and Plymouth. The sharp light green/yellowy thing is the Tesco Extra roof. Just above that and a little to the right you can see a chapel with a striped slate roof. That’s where we meet. The photo is about 4MB in size, will take a little while to download, but allows you to zoom right in. But why do it virtually on your computer when you could actually be here? See the calendar tab. [Apparently, iPads have difficulty with these photos, or may at least need a software update to cope.]
Ford (Devon) and the Great Ejection of 1662
Ford Congregational Chapel is now a ruin with no roof and trees growing inside. There are absolutely no dwellings nearby. How can this be? It is because the chapel marks the site where persecuted non-conformist, evangelical, Christians met for worship after 1662. That year is known as the year of the Great Ejection. 1664 was the year of the Conventicle Act where religious gatherings of more than 5 people were forbidden, so the believers met secretly in the middle of nowhere, i.e. at Ford.
A number of folks from Lee Mill Congregational Church and from other nearby churches shared a moving service together at Ford on 20th July 2013, aware that we are once again entering a period of history where God’s people are persecuted in this country.