Gorleston Methodist church celebrates 150th anniversary

Former minister John Fenn with members of Dusmagrik, who performed at the service.
Picture: Anthony

Former minister John Fenn with members of Dusmagrik, who performed at the service. Picture: Anthony Carroll - Credit: Archant

Members of a Gorleston church have celebrated 150 years of worship and strong community links with a special service, tea, sandwiches, a history display and songs.

Former minister John Fenn with the serving minister Katy Dunn after the anniversary service
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Former minister John Fenn with the serving minister Katy Dunn after the anniversary service Picture: Anthony Carroll - Credit: Archant

Dozens of people gathered this morning at Lowestoft Road Methodist Church for a service of thanksgiving held by former minister John Fenn, who served from 1999 to 2007.

The service saw youngsters from Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre Company, which rehearses at the building, perform songs from films and shows such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Members then enjoyed refreshments in the church hall, which used to be the main church, once known as Gorleston Methodist Church.

Saturday saw a coffee morning with an exhibition on the history of the church, which has a pulpit once used by John Wesley. Current minister Katy Dunn said: 'We have been part of Gorleston for 150 years and we are proud of that.'


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