Two services were held on Sunday 17 May to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Connon Chapel.
In the morning we were pleased to welcome Revd Steven Wild president elect of the Methodist Conference supported by our own Revd Robert Saunders. It was a joyful service and well supported with a congregation of 67. Revd Wild is a huge enthusiast for Methodism and if he is ever preaching in your locality, go and listen!
In the afternoon we had a special service celebrating 150 years at Connon. We were bursting at the ‘seams’ with a congregation of 117.
Revd Robert led the service and was supported by our 4 local preachers, Geoff Pearce, David Cole, David Nicholls and Anna-Jane read a message from her father, Clifford Crago. Each had their own individual memories, anecdotes, history to tell and between them they had achieved 300 years of preaching. It passed all too quickly and then we went into the New Sunday School for tea which had been prepared by Sophie Boxall of Pelynt. Such delicious food and it was so lovely to meet up with old friends who had been part of Connon over many years.
The old Band of Hope Banner was displayed which dates from 1866 (see photo).
It was a truly wonderful day.
Don’t forget the Family Fun Day on 13 June 11.00 am to 3.00 pm and there will be something for all ages including bouncy castle with slide, space hoppers, giant dominoes and many more games. A BBQ will be running all day, everything will be free except for the 2nd / 3rd and 4th helpings from the BBQ.