On Sunday, May 21, Wokingham Methodist Church is holding a special service – it’s marking its birthday. And this is not just any old date, it’s the 200th anniversary of Methodists gathering to worship in Wokingham.
There are two elements to today’s celebrations: a special service at 10.30am, and there is also an exhibition taking place showing how Methodists have worshipped in the town since 1817. This is open from noon to 4pm.
It’s the start of around 200 days’ worth of celebrations events taking place at the Rose Street church.
Coming up are:
24th June Hog Roast at WADE (40 Reading Road, Wokingham) 17.00 – 20.00 Tickets £15 (children £5)
25th June Guest preacher: the Revd Linda Woollacott
15th July Desert Island Discs 19.00 A fun evening with local Castaways and a special historical guest Tickets £5 including tea and eats
16th July Songs of Praise Service with guest leader: Deacon Maggie Blake
17th September Harvest Festival: Revd Catherine Bowstead
13th & 14th October Church Concert
15th October Guest preacher: Revd David Lawton
9th & 10th December Festival of Angels
All profits from the events will be given to ‘All We Can’ in support of the work that their partners are doing in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew on 4 October 2016. This includes work with remote communities that are hard to reach. www.allwecan.org.uk/haiti
For more details, log on to the church’s website