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Small church. Big celebration!


Boothtown & Southowram Methodist Church has a regular congregation of just 20. But on the day of their Platinum Jubilee celebration, they welcomed over 150 adults – ranging in age from seven weeks, to 99 years old!

The sun was shining, and the church organised a wonderful buffet tea, as well as games and craft activities for children. Members of different community groups (including the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades and Memory Lane Café) contributed to different aspects of the day. Music from throughout the decades of the Queen’s reign played in the background and there was a display of Royal family-themed items through the years brought in by church members.

Everyone who attended had a lovely time chatting to friends old and new. Different backgrounds and nationalities were represented – including two Ukrainian families and their host households. They were gifted some funds to enjoy a family day out, and the host households received flowers as a reminder that they were being lifted up in prayer.

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