Church centre marks 50 years

Published on: 31 Oct 2014

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MANY memories were shared at a weekend of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Church Centre on Quakers Road in Bromley Heath.

Saturday saw the hall decorated for an afternoon of tea, chat and stalls. Scouts, Guides and Music with Mummy were in attendance. A whole wall was given over to past photographs of the hall and its users. More than 50 people came along.

Sunday morning events began with a celebration communion service for over 65 past and present members, moving on into a well prepared Sunday buffet lunch. Some people met friends they hadn’t seen for years and at the end of lunch the vicar, Jo Vickery, assisted Hazel Roberts one of the founder members of the church centre, to cut the commemorative cake.

To round off the weekend an informal service of “Pizza and Praise” again saw more than 50 people, of all ages, enjoying a mixed evening of music from old and new with a pizza and buffet food evening.

Organiser Rob Stewart said: “From early days as a Sunday school, meeting in the Sandringham pub, to a fully functioning church and community centre, this small plot on Quakers Road has come a long way from the early visions that inspired its building.

“This was a great weekend of proving that Bromley Heath does have a real sense of community and that the Church Centre is really alive and well. Here’s to the next anniversary celebrations!”

Comments (1)

  1. Beryl:
    Aug 04, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Its great to see this picture of Hazel - our good friend since we came to Downend 1964-7. We are about to celebrate our own Golden occasion!

    Michael and Beryl Metcalf

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