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Almondbury Methodist Church
200th Anniversary Celebrations

2016 saw the 200th anniversary of the opening of the first Methodist Chapel in Almondbury on the present site in Westgate. A second chapel stood at the corner of Westgate and Longcroft for many years but the churches amalgamated in 1960 and a new church was opened in 1968.

The Methodist Church has been an important part of the community in Almondbury throughout this period and many folk from the village joined us in our celebrations throughout 2016. Below is a list of special services and events which were part of our anniversary celebrations.

Special Services below were led by previous and present ministers:

Barn Dance with Pea and Pie Supper

Good Friday distribution of hot cross buns
at locations in the village

Old Time Music Hall

Anniversary Coffee Morning and Gift Day
Exhibition of photos and other memorabilia

Mollicar Woods Whit Sunday Sing

Youth Fellowship (1996-2001) Reunion

Clifton & Lightcliffe Band Concert

Pantomime Celebration & Harvest Supper

Operation Christmas Shoebox
Shoe boxes donated by Church members to Link2Hope charity.

Church Musical Weekend

Special Services held on a Sunday morning

Revd David Bidnell (minister 2008-13)

Revd Tim Francis (minister 2013- )
Celebration of ordination: Preacher Revd Steve Santry

Revd Peter Whittaker (former Chair of District)
Recognition of Almondbury's tradition of Local (Lay) Preachers

Revd Philip Barnett (minister 1996-2001)

Revd Linda Bishop (minister 2007-08)

Revd Tim Francis (minister 2013- )
Celebration of Baptism and Marriage

Revd Dr Barbara Glasson (Deputy Chair of District and Touchstone Team Leader)
Harvest Festival

Revd Dr Roger Walton (Chair of District and President-designate)


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