Long Sutton church needs your for milestone plan

Long Sutton Baptist Church holiday club
Busy making decorated purses ANL-140828-125959001
Long Sutton Baptist Church holiday club Busy making decorated purses ANL-140828-125959001
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Members of Long Sutton Baptist Church preparing to celebrate its 175th anniversary later this year want the public’s help in marking the milestone.

The church in West Street is planning a weekend of events in October in recognition of the landmark achievement.

Organisers are now looking for photographs, books and other memorabilia which will help tell the church’s story from 1841 to 2016.

Lorna Durrant, one of the anniversary project leaders, said: “The initial idea for an anniversary weekend came about four or five years ago.

“But in the past six months, we’ve thought more about organising different events to include a youth night and a This Is Your Life-type event showing our church through the decades.”

Sue Hasnip, wife of church minister Rev Nic Hasnip, said: “Myself and Nic will have been here for 18 years in October, about a tenth of the church’s total history.

“So we thought it would be a shame if people came along and said ‘did you know that this happened before you both came?’

“We want to plot who the ministers were and what was going on at the church over each decade, along with reflecting what national and international events took place at the same time.”

Mr Hasnip added: “We’d love to hear people’s stories and see them on the weekend we celebrate 175 years of how much God and all the people have put into the church.”

Anyone who can help can contact Mr and Mrs Hasnip on 01406 362333.