Centenary Programme 1914-2014

100 1914-2014

Our centenary is on the theme of “making a bit of a fuss” over the 100-year life of our current buildings.

The programme includes four “big ticket items” and visiting preachers on the last Sundays of the month. Archive items will be on display at most events. A written history is also being compiled. During the celebrations, collections will be made for an Outreach Project in the Circuit.

23rd March
Launch Service, Lunch and Talk by Rev Jacqui Horton on Augustus Scott – architect of our premises. Rev Hilary Cheng leads the evening service.
27th April
Rev Stephen Burgess leads our morning service. Stephen was our minister from 2000-2004 before moving to York as District Chair.
25th May
Rev Karen Hilsden leads our morning service. Karen grew up in Castle Street, a keen Girls’ Brigade member and part of our McMillan clan.
29th June
Rev Gordon Lemmon leads our morning worship. Gordon was our minister 1973-80 and now lives in Sheringham.
27th July
Following the wedding of Ruth Levine and Martin Burchell on the Saturday, the Sunday morning service is to welcome back couples married at Castle Street in the past – to be taken by Rev Alison Walker with Rev Keith Burchell as preacher.
3rd August
Celia Summerfield (now at Ely Methodist Church) leads our Sunday morning service.
8th-11th August
Flower Festival and ancillary activities by Joyce Sharpe assisted by Alan Ashton and many others.
31st August
Morning service to be taken by Rev Catrin Harland from Sheffield, representing all student ministers who were on attachment at Castle Street in years gone by.
28th September
Rev Alan Ashton leads our Harvest Festival morning service. With harvest lunch.
18th October
Castle Hill Open Day. Participate in this ‘locality event’ with an archive display, refreshments and open church.
25/26th October
Church Anniversary weekend: the Centenary Celebration. On Saturday a Reunion, Tea and Historical Pageant. On Sunday, President of Conference, Rev Ken Howcroft leads morning worship.
15/16th November
The Musical Wildfire by Roger Jones, produced by Brian Carter and Company: Saturday evening and replaces Sunday evening service.
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