On Sunday 18th August we were delighted to welcome friends and visitors alike to join in our special service crafted by the Priest in Charge, Reverend Mark Watson, in which we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Christchurch in the parish of Windhill. We were joined by special guests the Right Reverend Bishop Toby Howarth, the Bishop of Bradford and the Reverend Sarah Jemison, former minister at Christchurch who preached a moving and inspiring sermon.
After the service refreshments were served including a selection of lovely cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks. People had plenty of opportunity to take a look at a slideshow of old photographs and photo albums, and join in a tour and historical talk about the Church by Revd John Allison.
The Church building was kept open into the afternoon allowing visitors to drop in and look at the displays.
Church members all helped to prepare for the event and helped out on the day to make it a really memorable and special occasion.
Christchurch is a local ecumenical partnership bringing together Anglicans and Methodists alike. Our vision is to be the Church for the community of Windhill in every season of life. We work tirelessly with and for the community, with our involvement with our Church school, Christ Church CofE Primary Academy and Windhill Community Centre through the Windhill Futures Project.
More coverage and photos are available on the Telegraph and Argus website https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17845049.church-welcomes-visitors-150th-anniversary-celebrations/