Wisbech church marks milestone anniversary

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

A celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of a Wisbech Church saw dozens gather to share their memories.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

St Augustine's Church, in Lynn Road, held a blessing on the lawn with Canon Matthew Bradbury and the Lord Vice Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Richard Barnwell on Sunday (May 11).

Parishioners past and present gathered - including David and Judy Hodgson who were married at the church 45 years ago.

An exhibition showing the church through the years was also on display.

A post by the friends group on social media read: "Such a glorious day with friends and families coming from all over the country to celebrate 150 years.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant


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"So many memories shared and enjoyed again with love between us as always.

"Thank you to all involved to put on this amazing exhibition."

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St Augustine's was constructed on May 11 1868 in the Gothic style at a cost of £3,320.

It played a vital part in transforming the slum areas of the town by bringing people together to worship.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

In recent years both the church roof and organ have been extensively repaired.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER.

Parishioners gather to mark 150 years of St Augustine's Church. Picture: IAN CARTER. - Credit: Archant

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