St Andrew’s Celebrates 50 Years

A whole week of celebrations marked St Andrew’s 50th Anniversary.

Version 2Pictured above are (back row) David Lucas, Revd Douglas Brewer, Revd David Shaw, Edith Cobley, Denise Wright, Revd Alan Humphrey, Revd Aphro McCullough, Revd Graham Gee, Peter Kitchen, Revd Geoff Suart, Alan Kennedy, Revd Novette Headley; (front row) Bishop Martyn, Revd Karen Thomas, June Kennedy (Revd John Seymour and Revd Brian Davis were also present but are not in the photo).

Choir Concert

Version 2The week of celebrations was kicked off  by Musical Village, the Leicester Forest East Community Choir who presented a tremendously exciting programme of music.  Here, they are captured in their final rehearsals ahead of the concert.

Version 2They soon got into the swing and their fantastic Songs of Joy and Celebration were enthusiastically received by a great audience.  The Musical Village Chorale, pictured with musical director Lesia Smaditch, captivated the audience with their high quality and original arrangements of many much loved pieces.

Flower Festival

Members of the local Flower Guild produced beautiful flower arrangements and displays at St Andrew’s for visitors to see over our celebration weekend

 

Service of Celebration

Ministers and church members from both Methodist and Anglican traditions from the past five decades gathered at St Andrew’s to mark and celebrate its  to Anniversary.

The service was lead by Bishop Martyn and his sermon gave a powerful message of the reason for celebration for 50 years at St Andrew’s and hope for the future.

After the service we all gathered in the church hall to share lunch together and exchange many fond memories from the past. Overall a great time was had by all and we ent away charged with much excitement and enthusiasm for what the next 50 years holds.
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