District Youth Day of Fellowship at Highbridge

District Youth Day of Fellowship at Highbridge

HighbridgeDr. Viola & Joji Mathew

Taunton district of Seventh-day Adventist churches consists of Taunton, Yeovil, Dorchester, Chard and Highbridge. Pastor Deyvid Batista with his able spiritual leadership has energised this area during the last three years. Pastor Robis da Silva has recently joined him to support the church development in this area. Highbridge, a five-month-old church plant had the privilege to host the District Youth Day of Fellowship on Sabbath, 12 October 2019.

Highbridge and Burnham Deputy Mayor Cll. Nick Tolley spoke to an overflowing Highbridge Community Centre with more than 200 people attending. He was very happy that our church started a youth development programme such as Pathfinder Club in Highbridge. He had assured full support from the local council for our activities at Highbridge.

This was a whole day programme and the main service was attended by BUC Youth Director Pastor Dejan Stojkovic, Deputy Mayor & Mayoress, Burnham & Highbridge Brass Band, Pathfinder Area Co-ordinator Pam Catchpole, SEC Drum Corps lead by Natalie Bryan, young adventist musicians from the south west, Adventurers & pathfinders from the district and members of the local community. Pastor Dejan Stojkovic who came in full pathfinder uniform gave an inspiring sermon to the packed hall. The whole day was blessed by beautiful and uplifting Christian music sang and played by young Adventist musicians and Burnham & Highbridge Brass Band.

Sedgemoor Council supported the programme by arranging car park for all those attended and churches worked together to provide a delicious vegetarian buffet lunch. Local news came and took photos and reported the event in the local online daily. You, can follow the report through the link:

We thank God for a very successful District Youth Day of Fellowship at Highbridge. Please keep the Highbridge SDa Church Plant and its future community outreach programmes in your prayers.


By Dr. Viola & Joji Mathew