Three Day Flower Festival mark's chapel's 150th birthday!

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Woolaston Flower Festival
James Tebbutt and Edna Hicks
Woolaston Flower Festival
Woolaston Flower Festival
Woolaston Flower Festival

A three day eye boggling Flower Festival called 'Patron Saints' coupled with mouth watering cakes and worship were part of the 150th Anniversary birthday celebrations at Woolaston Methodist Church in the Forest of Dean.

On Sunday 16 July a special service was conducted by Gloucestershire's Methodist Superintendent, the Revd Dr James Tebbutt. Afterwards Dr Tebbutt and Woolaston's 98 year old church organist, Edna Hicks, cut a specially baked birthday cake to mark the church's landmark 150 years of worship and witness. Edna's commitment and long service means she has been playing hymns at the Forest of Dean church for over 70 years. Dr Tebbutt commented "This wonderful celebration of flowers and worship for the 150th Anniversary is an opportunity also to celebrate the quiet but persistent commitment of the church's leadership and congregation, as week by week, year by year, they faithfully seek to love God and serve their neighbours, for which we give the profoundest thanks."

Liz Lander, Senior Steward at Woolaston said the 150th Anniversary weekend was a resounding success. "We had about 45 people to the service and the singing was great".

Situated off the A48, west of Lydney, the church is spending £20,000 in bringing its facilities up to standard with the inclusion of disabled access, stairlift and baby changing facilities. In addition to the weekly fundraising ventures and initiatives by church members, Woolaston Methodist Church has also received a £5000 grant from Cory Environmental and Gloucestershire Environmental Trust's Land Fill Tax Communities Fund. Now it's hoped the modernisation, spruce up and decoration will help to make the building more user friendly and a resource for the local community.

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