Watton Church Community Centre marks milestone
- Credit: Ian Burt
Church leaders and community members have come together in Watton to celebrate a partnership that has benefitted thousands of people over the past 31 years.
More than 80 guests were at the Watton Christian Community Centre on Monday to continue the spirit of good-will and co-operation that led to the centre's foundation.
A partnership between the Methodist and Anglian churches, the centre has become a hub of the community, having hosted everything from social services, to dance classes and 'knit and natter' groups.
The Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, and Rev Julian Pursehouse, chair of the East Anglia Methodist District, led the celebration, which included prayers, hymn singing and the cutting of a cake.
Rt Rev James said it was also a chance to pay tribute to Cecil Chapman and Charles Cooper, who started the centre.
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He said: 'Two men had the vision for this great centre which has been used by a host of community groups.
'We're here to celebrate that and renew its commitment to the people of Watton.'
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Mayor Beryl Bunning and her husband John were also at the celebration.