Gloucester church celebrates building’s centenary

Published: June 10, 2015

St Catharine’s Church is celebrating 100 years in its current building on 21 June. A congregation has been meeting and worshipping together in the parish for an eventful 465 years.


During this time, the parish has been through 213 years without a church building, it has moved its site and it has changed the spelling of its name.


The present congregation, under the leadership of the Revd John Murithi Itumu wants to invite neighbours, friends and colleagues to join them in a festive weekend of activities which span the actual anniversary.


You can see some of the church archives on Friday 19 June from 9.30am to 12.30 noon when coffee and homemade cakes are offered to all comers.


There is a concert, ‘Lord of All Time’- a musical extravaganza which includes a world premiere of a piece of choral music by Richard Shepherd, on Friday evening at 7.30pm. £8 tickets are available from Lesley on 07799 768912 and these include a drink and nibbles.


Saturday includes a party on Sebert Street Rec. for primary aged children and their families from 11am to 2pm and a youth event, ‘Love’s Uprising’ in church from 7.30 till 10pm. Free tickets are available.


Sunday 21 June is the day when 100 Years of God’s Blessings will be celebrated at St Catharine’s, with Bishop Martyn. This special service is the only one of the day and is at 3pm. Refreshments will follow.

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