Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Basildon Church to host 'Golden Weekend'

A CORRINGHAM church starts celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday with three days of music, parties, and mass.

St John the Evangelist Church, in St John's Way, is holding the events to mark the anniversary of the day its foundation stone was laid, on June 21, 1958.

Festivities begin on Friday, June 20 when parishioners Don and Beryl Cox will celebrate their golden wedding by renewing their wedding vows in a special ceremony at 4pm.

On Saturday the church is hosting a garden party in its grounds from 10am to 2pm. Then from 7.30pm, the Mosaic Choir will peform songs from West End Shows and musicals, accompanying a champagne, strawberries and cream reception.

On Sunday a thanksgiving service will be led by the Rt Rev Keith Newton, Bishop of Richborough, from 10.45am. Read more
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