Hucknall’s Central Methodist Church celebrates 50 years

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CELEBRATIONS have taken place at Hucknall’s Central Methodist Church to mark its 50th Anniversary and to recognise 200 years of methodism in the town.

Church stalwarts Graham Daft, Sarah Brennan, Mike Allcock and Maureen Newton teamed up to co-ordinate the two day golden jubilee event which was well supported and served as a showcase to all the good work the Baker Street church has achieved in five decades.

The importance of the Wesleyan legacy, nurtured at Bourne Primitive Chapel, Watnall Road, Papplewick Chapel on Papplewick Lane and the Trinity Church on Baker Street was highlighted in an historical exhibition assembled by Maureen Newton.

Programmes, service sheets, church records, artefacts, memorabilia, photographs and displays provided a reminder of happy times past and how Hucknall Central has provided service to the local community over five decades.

“Hopefully the church has much more to offer and future generations will surely benefit from being involved in what looks to be a bright future,” said Graham Daft.

“Much is owed to those who laid down the foundation stones upon which methodism in Hucknall has since flourished,” he added. “Our church is doing all it can to carry on that good work.”

Two special anniversary services were conducted by Central’s former minister, Revd Martin Housfield, who expressed his pride in the church and its supportive membership.

He said: “Hucknall Central is close to my heart and it gives me great satisfaction to be invited back for such a special occasion.”