The History of NOVAR CF part 2
Archive Picture 7The 'work' as a whole flourished between the Wars, until on Sunday evenings, an overflow congregation met in the front room upstairs, where the service was relayed from the Hall. Eventually, the evening service was transferred to the Co-operative Hall, and the Sunday School was also accommodated there in the afternoon.


The need of a new Building seemed evident. However, negotiations for the purchase of building land in Avery Hill Road were frustrated because of price and position. Later, this proved to be one of the Lord's 'stops' as just about there a rocket fell during the last War.
There were further changes in 1939. The whole of the Sunday School was evacuated, and the young people 'called-up' and scattered. The witness at the Hall continued under very difficult circumstances. In the mercy of God the premises, though damaged, were preserved.
Since 1945 the work has known what it is to be strengthened so far as numbers are concerned, and also straitened. However, our testimony is that throughout the years, whatever the conditions have been, the blessing of God has rested upon us, for which we praise Him.
Harold E Heath 1964 Mr & Mrs Heath

In 1964 the upstairs of the building were taken over for use as offices by the Evangelical Union of South America for several years but when the mission moved the premises transferred back completely to the Novar Hall Fellowship in 1984.
A special mission was held in 1977, at which time the Coffee morning started and it has been held very regularly ever since on the third Thursday of each month.

Archive Picture 5A Girl Covenanter group was formed in 1970 from a nucleus of children who had been coming to a weeknight club and some years later a Boys' group was also formed.
The Adventurers (Sunday school) still meet on Sundays.
The Women's meeting is held on Wednesday afternoons. The register goes back to the year 1912, and there are some fascinating entries members absent for hop picking or war work, a trip to Brands Hatch in the 1950's.