Sunday, 20 June 2010

Gosport Centenary, June 20th

My final Sunday of this Presidential year took me to Gosport Methodist Church, for the opening service of their centenary celebrations. We were joined by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoressof Gosport, in a service led by the church's minister, the Revd Vincent Canning. The service began with a special anniversary hymn written for the occasion.

The centenary is being celebrated in style - there's been a strawberry tea, and there is to be a concert and a barbecue. Special services have been arranged in the coming weeks, including a visit from the Revd the Lord Griffiths of Pembrey and Bury Port on July 11th.

Driving down to Gosport from London was good practice for later this week, when I'll be taking pretty well the same route to Portsmouth, for the Conference. What is more, I shall be back in this Circuit next Sunday, but at Holy Trinity Parish Church in Fareham, for an ordination service.

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