May 31, 2009
church marks its 150th anniversary with week of events
John's Church in Highbridge is to celebrate the 150th year since
its consecration with a week of events to mark the milestone.
celebrations will begin on June 15th and will include concerts,
slide shows and services.
church would like to encourage anybody who has had a connection
to the church over the years to come and help us celebrate,"
Reverend Robin Lodge told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
events, which are all open to the public, include:
Monday June 15th, 7.30pm: The church's wedding and baptism records
will be on show, giving visitors a chance to share memories over
Tuesday 16th June, 7.30pm: The
Coastline Singers will perform their latest selection of dance-themed
music during a special concert.
Wednesday June 17th, 7.30pm: Evening of music, stories and anecdotes
from Alan Cook, the Diocesan Music Advisor, and past organist
of St Johns Church.
Thursday June 18th, 7.30pm: A special celebration of 'Old Highbridge'
including a display of rare historical slides shown by June Thomas.
Saturday June 20th, 2-4pm: The annual church summer fayre will
be held at St John's School.
Sunday June 21st, 10am: A Service of Celebration will be led by
the Bishop of Taunton, followed by a 'bring and share lunch'
Sunday June 21st, 3pm: The final event of the anniversary celebrations
will be an open-air 'Songs of Praise' service in Apex Leisure
of Highbridge life from local organisations and businesses will
also be open throughout the week from 2-4pm on Monday June 15th
- Friday June 19th, and 6pm-7.30pm from Monday - Thursday.