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Flower show celebrates St Luke's Church centenary year
The priest of a church celebrating 100 years in the community says there is great pride among worshippers.
St Luke’s Catholic Church, in Love Lane, Pinner, is marking the milestone with its Centenary Flower Show which start today and throughout the weekend.
St Luke’s Parish was founded with a Mass in the front room of a home in Hatch End in 1914 and now regularly has 750 worshipers attend on Sundays.
Cannon Robert Plourdre, who has been priest at the church for 12 years, said: “I think there is great pride among a lot of people here about the church's achievement.
“But that doesn’t mean we can be complacent. We have to continue to be outward looking and engage with the community.
“That means with other churches, other religious groups and everyone else. We are here to serve the whole community and we will continue to do so.”
The church held a centenary mass with Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the anniversary of its first Mass 100 years ago.
The Centenary Flower Show is just the latest event to celebrate the church’s anniversary and features displays from neighbouring parishes.
Father Robert said: “I think it is a magnificent and beautiful show. We are celebrating the past, present and the future of the church.
“We’re also very grateful for other parishes for their displays. We are very pleased with it and hope people will come out and enjoy it.”
St Luke’s first home in Love Lane was a small church built in 1915, which is now the Parish Centre.
In 1957 the current church building was built and opened by Father Wilfred Trotman.
Later this year the church will be continuing its anniversary celebrations with a family hog roast on September 14.
Then in October the church will hold a concert followed by Feast of All Saints in November.
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