Christ Church makes the most of its 150th birthday

They were not about to let the occasion pass by without a joyful package of events.

Christ Church in Colliers Wood turned 150 this week and there were celebrations over the weekend to commemorate the landmark.

On Friday, the folk band Childe Rolande held a concert, on Saturday an exhibition opened on the history of the church, and in the evening a concert was held featuring Colliers Wood Orchestra, and Colliers Wood Chorus.

They were led by musical director Christopher Killerby, with The Solis Choir led by its musical director Bethany Reeves.

The Revd Alison Judge (Picture: Auriel Glanville)

On Sunday there was a high tea with musical accompaniment at the church in Christchurch Road.

The Revd Alison Judge said: “Christ Church has had a wonderful weekend celebrating its 150th anniversary. Our church has been at the heart of Colliers Wood since 1874, and we have an exhibition of the history of the building and the area, which will be in the church until Ascension Day on May 9.”

Revd Judge added: “It’s a joy to welcome people to the building this weekend and to hear how Christ Church has been a part of so many lives, through weddings, Christenings and other ways.

Colliers Wood Chorus with Christopher Killerby, Musical Director (Picture: Auriel Glanville)

“We intend to be here for the community for years to come, so we are raising money for essential upgrades to the building.  We plan to have running water, with toilets and a refreshment point in the church.”

Further details of plans for the church can be found at:”

The Solis Choir, led by musical director Bethany Reeves, on the right (Picture: Auriel Glanville)

Pictured top: Churchgoer Sue Farr being served a piece of cake by Karen Warman during the weekend festivities (Picture: Auriel Glanville)

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