Potters Crouch Firefighters refreshed by Plymouth Brethren

Potters Crouch Firefighters refreshed by Plymouth Brethren

October 2012


Firefighters refreshed by Plymouth Brethren aid workers

A massive fire in England has been burning for 11 days, with fire-fighters struggling for control.

Church volunteers came to the rescue of the fire-fighters by feeding them while they battled the recycling centre blaze.

A team from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church in Hemel Hempstead has set up a cafetria with bacon sandwiches, sausage rolls and hot drinks since last Sunday just after the fire started in Appspond Lane.

Many fire-fighters were prompted to say they deserve a medal for their help.

Firemen getting free food from Plymouth Brethren

Fireman Lincoln from St Albans fire station said: “They supported us throughout. We’re very, very grateful.”

District commander Ian Markwell said: “We are extremely grateful to the Plymouth Brethren Christian church for their continued support at this incident.

“Their refreshments have proven invaluable in sustaining our crews through long and arduous shifts.”

Church elder in St Albans David Tuffin said: “This is just a continuance of our outreach to the general community.

“Our family have preached the gospel in the streets for 40 years in St Albans and have been helping out in many charity events whenever possible.”

The group has teams across the country that feed emergency service workers at major incidents.

Recently more than 50 MPs signed a Commons motion calling for the Charity Commission to let the church group be a registered charity after it banned the organisation stating it didn’t think it did enough work in the community.

Plymouth Brethren provide hot drinks for firefighters

6 thoughts on “Potters Crouch Firefighters refreshed by Plymouth Brethren”

  1. interested says:

    Hello – is there any way the comments on this UK Blog and the ones on the General Blog can be amalgamated to give more impact to these terrific reports?
    Well Done RRT all over the world!

  2. Hello there! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  3. Didimus says:

    I must say (even as a practising Jew speaking here is not seen as normal), this group I see here seem to be of special importance to our community welfare. Why do people seem to think they are not of public benefit??? It seems somewhat onesided to say the very least.

  4. FGR says:

    Wow! Awesome efforts once again by the brethren. This church is truly a vital cog to our country’s welfare. I cannot understand why there is all this slandering about them. Keep it up, and thank you for what you are doing.

  5. Davina Bushell says:

    I think the brethren are tremendous. What they do for the community is amazing, they look upright, happy and dependable people. I have some in my local area and you can tell them apart, they are often as a family unit and I feel secure with them around

    1. FGR says:

      Thats true Davina, same here – I’m glad someone else has good words to say about them. Selfless people working tirelessly behind the scenes. Its people like these brethren who make our country tick – thank you.

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