On 2nd July Orwell Methodist Church celebrated 200 years of worship at their church
Here's some photos from the special celebrations -
Two cakes were prepared and enjoyed on the day!
Special thanks to David, Frances and Samantha for all their hard work
The Superintendent, Rev Rose Westwood presented Shiela Dunn and Tess Maddin with certificates for service to local preaching
The South Pacific comes to Cambridge (and Southern Africa too!)
Colourful costumes from Tonga and Zimbabwe, with the rhythms and harmonies of both countries, blended with the more familiar strains of Charles Wesley hymns at a special “Songs of Praise” service at Wesley Methodist Church in Central Cambridge.
Members of the Tongan community from all over the UK had joined local Tongans to perform traditional song and dance routines, and the local members from Zimbabwe also contributed three spiritual songs from their homeland. The song and dance routines were warmly welcomed by congregation members, who in between joined in by singing what for them were more familiar Methodist hymns, such as ‘Love Divine, all loves excelling’.
The special ‘Songs of Praise’ service was organised with the help of the stewards by Mrs Valu Bullen, a Tongan member of the Wesley Church congregation, with the help of Wesley Church steward Graham Burghall.
Everyone celebrated the warm and friendly atmosphere after the service over tea, coffee and some delicious Tongan cakes.