Folkestone and the Final Blog

Week 6 of tour was Esther’s home town of Folkestone! It’s home to 46,698 people, the Folkestone Triennial and Folkestone Baptist Church! But what did Team France get up to in this seaside town?

Folkestone is a really interesting town. The Harbour Arm houses a lot of food stalls and there’s live music there every Saturday. We got to participate in an art exhibition where we were painting rocks red for a war memorial. The guy running it was influential in the film industry working on films like gravity and meeting David Attenborough. We went to two beaches, a sandy one and a pebble one, but my personal favourite was the pebble beach because it’s bigger and there’s art on it. They’re not joking when they say Folkestone is an art school as there’s art everywhere. We had a barbecue with Team Kosovo where we had Esther famous virgin mojitos and played Just Dance before we watched the first episode of Love Island (Oi don’t roll your eyes!)

Folkestone Baptist was a real eye opener. They do so much for the community religious and non religious. It’s the time of church that rarely locks the doors because it’s always busy with people coming in and out. One thing we did was handing out leaflets to people at their doors and explaining the different social projects that happen… in the rain, all our sheets got stuck together but we doing it for God so the show had to go on! Some of the projects included Christian meditation, debt advice and recovery, digital help for older people and brigades for kids. It was nice to take part in this rich and living church. A place where many put the hearts and souls have into gods work, so that the Folkestone community can experience God’s love.

This is our last BMS Action Team blog! It’s been a joy to share our ups and downs with you and it’s crazy to think how far we’ve come since September. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us over this year!

-For Jonny as he studies Life Sciences at Brunel University
-For Esther as she studies Music at Goldsmiths University
-For Taff studying Medical Sciences at University of South Wales
-For Caitlin studying Social Work at Robert Gordon’s University

2 replies
  1. Chris says:

    Christmas Meditation? I think you mean our groundbreaking course: “Relaxation & Christian Meditation”. It’s an introduction to the Christian faith for those who want something more experiential, less academic than the Alpha course.

    It was great to have you in Folkestone. Come visit our art school any time! And well done team. You’ve made it to the end of the year. Hope you have a good rest over the summer. University will be a new place to shine with the light of Jesus. Welcome to the rest of your lives!! Lots of love. Chris.

  2. Jean Underdown says:

    Thanks a million for all your wonderful blogs.
    Enjoy Southend and the Lord bless and keep you, each one, so much in His wonderful care.
    Lots of Special Love for you all 4 and Prayers from Jean xxxx Ps This blog was extra interesting too as I was born in Folkestone 🙂

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