THE SPIRITUALISTS who meet in Yapton have been officially recognised.
The up to 20 members who hold Monday sessions at Yapton and Ford village hall have been recognised as the seventh pioneer centre of the Spiritualists’ National Union.
Its president, David Bruton, conducted the service at the affiliation and dedication ceremony.
Terry Tregear founded the centre and chaired the meeting. She said: “He brought not only the meaning of the spiritualist dedication service to us with dignity and seriousness of spiritualism, but also the light, love and laughter that is a part of spiritualism and being a spiritualist.
“Also present was the centre’s minister, Dinah Annabelle. Medium Helen Davita gave a sincere and accurate demonstration of mediumship. It was an evening to remember.”
Some 40 people, including centre members, attended the service. Terry said pioneer centres differed from spiritualist churches like the one in Bognor because they were in rented premises rather than permanently occupied.
“It was decided by the SNU that was the way to go. We can just use the building, pay for it and walk away,” she said.
Being involved with the Bognor, Rustington and Littlehampton churches, she decided about three years ago to start a centre for the villages.