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Old Meeting House Congregational Church (1643)

The Best Hidden Church in Norwich!

I will be strong and of good courage, I act for the best, and take what comes.

Sadly, I hear a great number of people talking defeat. Their whole conversation is about loss of power. Many forget that ultimate victory in our lives has been promised by Almighty God – we need to remind ourselves that we are overcomers. In 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War the chances of our little island standing alone against the might of Germany and overcoming was far from the minds of many. But on the 3rd of June 1940 Sir Winston Churchill wrote the following words which if we can embrace we will see chapels opening, and churches full.

“I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall once again prove ourselves able to defend our island home, to ride out the storm, and to outlive the menace of tyranny. At any rate, that is what we are trying to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty’s Government – every man of them…… We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, as we fight on the landing ground, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”

John.

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