Published: May 31, 2009
Highbridge church marks its 150th anniversary with week of events

St John's Church in Highbridge is to celebrate the 150th year since its consecration with a week of events to mark the milestone.

The celebrations will begin on June 15th and will include concerts, slide shows and services.

"The 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

The 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 the years.

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 John’s 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 Park.

An exhibition 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.

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