The Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship at Walworth Methodist Church in Camberwell held its silver jubilee thanksgiving service on Sunday 13th July 2014. Formed in 1986 but inaugurated in 1989 to support one another, the fellowship has grown from strength to strength. Stalwarts of the fellowship include late Mr Francis Djan-Krofa, Mr John Badu, the late Ms Beatrice Donkoh, Reginald Gyasi, Doris Ofori-Mensah, and Lydia Donkor.
The fellowship has made significant contributions to the church and many organisations. In 2010 the fellowship spent thousands of pounds on hospital equipments for the children hospital in Ghana. It also made cash contribution to the building of the music department of the Methodist University College, Ghana. It was the success story at Walworth which led to the formation of Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship-UK Chaplaincy, umbrella fellowship of all Ghanaian Methodists in UK & Ireland.
Preaching the sermon on the theme- Ebenezer, “Thus far the Lord has brought us”, Rev Emmanuel Aggrey Ogoe, said 25 years is great but urged the fellowship not to be complacent; for there is more work to be done. He said the fellowship was not only formed to help members in times of need but also to help integrate new members into the fellowship and the church, and wondered what score the fellowship will get on that role. He told the congregation that it’s about time our conduct did the talking instead of the cliché the Bible says this or that.
Rev Eric Mustapha, Minister of Walworth Methodist Church was full of praise to the Ghanaian Fellowship for its continued support to the church, and for a member to have given birth to a first medical doctor from the church.
The service was attended by representatives from the Ghana High Commission UK, Ghana Union, deputy major of Southwark and many local Ghanaian Methodist Fellowships.