Gorleston church gets ready to celebrate its 150th anniversary

Lowestoft Road Methodist Church which is celebrating 150 years. Picture: Ben Milner

Lowestoft Road Methodist Church which is celebrating 150 years. Picture: Ben Milner - Credit: Ben Milner

A special service is to be held to mark a big anniversary for a Gorleston Church.

Lowestoft Road Methodist Church - once known as Gorleston Methodist - celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion with a service on Sunday, May 21.

The celebration will see the Rev John Fenn, a former minister of the church, returning to deliver the service, as well as a performance from the Dusmagrik theatre group.

The service will follow a weekend of celebration for the church, with an anniversary coffee morning and gift day taking place between 10.30am and 12pm on Saturday, May 20, as well as opportunities for visitors to look around the church.

Originally one building, the church expanded to two in 1899, with a section structure built next door. This became the main church, with the original building taking on the role of schoolroom.

Both still stand, with the schoolroom now used by various community groups.

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