50th celebrations for Plas Newton


undefinedIt's the 50th anniversary of the opening of St Michael's church, Plas Newton, Chester, on Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 of October. Several events are a planned. There will be an exhibition of memorabilia, and photographs from the opening in 1965 and onwards. That will also include an open-mic memories slot. That all happens on the Saturday from 2pm.

From 4.30pm on the Saturday there will be a golden anniversary tea with sandwiches and cakes. Children’s activities will run besides that. Then, starting at 6pm there will be a short celebration performance by the Deo Gratis Christian Choir.

On Sunday there will be a service of worship, where the preacher will be the Revd Andy Bull, who’s Vicar at Bredbury near Stockport, but who grew up as member of St Michael’s in Plas Newton. 

There will be a community hog roast on the lawn in front of the church in Devon Road on the Kingsway estate from 12.30pm. Sunday’s celebration will conclude with a celebration evening worship where the preacher will be the Bishop of Birkenhead

Pictured below, St Michael’s as it looked in its early days, circa 1966. The top picture shows the church as it is now, with a vaulted roof and an extra storey above the old worship space