2009: A growing Norwich church, which is in the middle of building a 250-seat hall, at a cost of £700k, is also celebrating its 50th anniversary with a weekend of events in September.
Work has started on a new 250-seat church hall for Witard Road Baptist Church in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, to allow the growing fellowship to expand its activities and services.
The whole project will cost around £700k and the existing building will remain and be refurbished to be used for other outreach and community activities.
Meanwhile, the church will be celebrating its Golden Anniversary on September 26 and 27 with a cream tea with past ministers, a This if Your Life evening and an anniversary celebration.
On Saturday September 26
, at 3pm, there is an Informal Cream Tea at Witard Road Baptist Church with the opportunity to meet and greet past ministers, friends and members. They are expecting to welcome Rev Arthur & Mrs Mary Herrington (1959-1961), Rev Malcolm & Mrs Joan Piper (1967-1972), Rev & Mrs Michael Lamb (who served during a period of interregnum), Rev Stephen & Mrs Kath Jackson (1982-1988), Rev David & Mrs Linda Parsons (1990-1997), together with a number of founder members and friends. Admission is free, but tickets are required in advance for catering purposes please (available from the Church Office)
At 7pm there will be an Evening Buffet including ‘This is Your Life WRBC’ in the Marquee at The Oaklands Hotel - Tickets £11.50 available from the Church Office
At 10.30am on Sunday 27 September
, the Anniversary Celebration Service will take place at WRBC with Rev Richard Lewis
, EBA Regional Minister, followed by coffee and the Celebration Cake – all are welcome.