101-year-old cuts cake at Helston church anniversary celebrations

101-year-old cuts cake at Helston church anniversary celebrations

101-year-old cuts cake at Helston church anniversary celebrations

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There was cake and celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend as Helston Methodist Church marked its 125th anniversary.

The weekend’s celebrations started on the morning of May 3 with the oldest congregation member, Nora Mitchel, aged 101, cutting a cake, and the Rev Danny Reed officiating at a celebration service.

Saturday also saw the opening of an exhibition documenting the history of the church, including its renovation, with photographs and newspaper cuttings, and a pasty supper with a talk on old Helston by Martin Matthews. The exhibition attracted more than 200 people to the chapel.

Tracey Dunkley, the church secretary, said: “It was all well received by everyone, really positive. It received a lot of interest, and people were asking a lot of questions.

“There was just a great buzz and atmosphere in the church, which was lovely.”

The exhibition, which was created by the church’s unofficial archivist Betty Pascoe, welcomed about 60 to 70 visitors on Sunday, and will be open again for visitors on Flora Day (Thursday, May 8).

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