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St Peter's Church celebrates 100 years in the community
Churchgoers say they are proud to be celebrating their church’s 100th anniversary.
For the past week St Peter's Church, West Harrow, has been celebrating 100 years of worship at its site in Sumner Road.
The foundation stone of the church building was laid on October 14, 1911 and the church was officially consecrated on April 1, 1913.
From that point the church grew until 1982 when the building was made redundant due a fall in the number of people attending.
However thanks to work of members of the community the church was reopened again in 1989 and has since flourished.
Karen Cochrane, who helped organised the week's events, said: “I think everyone has really enjoyed the week and it has been great for everyone to celebrate the church.”
Vicar the Reverend Will Van Der Hart said: “I think the whole week has been a great chance for not only the members of the church to celebrate, but the whole community.
“We have 37 different community groups use the church and its facilities each week. We are part of a diverse community in Harrow and it is important we are part of that and we offer something for everyone.
“The really beautiful thing about St Peter’s is that we have many different people who are both religious and non religious coming to use the church and seeing it as an open place for the whole community.”
During the week the church hosted events including film nights, a quiz evening and photography exhibition.
Yesterday was the last day of the week-long celebrations, which included a 'great centenary bake' and a 'centenary antiques roadshow followed by an evening celebration with live music.
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