THIS week brings two big anniversaries for Louth Methodists.
Today (Wednesday September 5) marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of their Hall 2 and school rooms.
This hall is still in regular use by Brownies, Cubs and Scouts as well as the regular Tuesday afternoon meetings of the Women’s Fellowship.
The rooms above the hall, once Sunday School class rooms are now used by HomeStart as their Louth base.
The second reason for celebrating is that they mark 35 years since their major refurbishment when the balcony, pulpit and pews were removed to create a 400 seat multi-purpose auditorium.
The opening and rededication of the building then also saw the amalgamation of the four Methodist Societies under the Nichol Hill roof.
The Rev Peter Sulston, a former Chairman of the District and National Secretary for the Methodist Church, will be leading the celebratory services on Sunday September 9.
To make this a weekend of events members will be meeting for prayers and worship on Friday September 7 from 6pm to midnight in the 100-year-old hall and holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday from 10am.
They are putting out an appeal for photographs and memorabilia for a timeline in celebration of these milestones.
If anyone has any photographs or particular memories they wish to share they can pop along to the Coffee Morning, drop them off with Adi at the Nichol’s Youth Project or email them through www.louthmethodist.org.uk or through their Facebook page.
All photographs will be scanned and returned.
Their activities don’t stop there. They have already drawn up plans with their architect Sebastian Rowe, who redesigned their auditorium in 2008 and the Holy Trinity Centre, to refurbish the remainder of their extensive premises for the community to use for the next 100 years.